3 Ways To Believe In Your Ability To Succeed.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 3 Ways To Believe In Your Ability To Succeed. Do you listen to Radiolab ? So to push themselves — they lie.

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Improvement Deficiency Syndrome

Chris Brady

There are wonderful seminars conducted by some of the sharpest minds about how to identify our blind spots and grow personally. persistent resistance to a positive attitude 2. the ability to read hundreds of self-improvement books and still not improve 3.

What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

Leading Blog

But this wasn’t the film itself. It was a documentary on the making of the movie, all about the lengths that then 27-year-old wunderkind Steven Spielberg and his crew went to in creating a film that would define the summer blockbuster.

Have You Earned the Right to Lead? Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them)

Strategy Driven

Often, and unfortunately, their employees beg to differ. Oh, they don’t say it directly, not to the boss’s face, anyway. Unusually Excellent explains why your employees may not see you as a leader…and what you can do to change their hearts and minds.

10 Remarkable People on Having a Career That Matters

Harvard Business Review

Every year, HBR interviews 10 people who’ve had fascinating careers. British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has never been afraid to stand out. Her eponymous clothing line soared in the 70s, only to shutter its doors in the 90s. I consider them to be achievable.

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Lifestorming: Creating the Life You Want

Leading Blog

T WO OF THE TOP top coaches of our time, Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith, have come together to write a book about how to grow into possibility—your unique possibility. We begin by understanding where we are and then where we want to be.

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How to Brand a "Useless" Degree

Harvard Business Review

But a significant number of those students will fling off their mortarboards only to find themselves bereft of job prospects. But when I was turned down by every doctoral program I applied to, I suddenly needed a plan to earn a living. How so?

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Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

N2Growth Blog

Here’s how writer-director-producer Peter Berg put it when speaking about his passion for boxing. “[T]he I am careful about how I do it. I don’t get in there with young guys that are going to knock me out. I don’t want to be knocked out.”.

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Leadership in VUCA World: Perspectives on #IndiaHRChat


VUCA is, quite simply, the expression of the fact that the rate of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. As a result of this, businesses, industries and careers are disrupted faster than ever before. What challenges does VUCA world pose to us as professionals, leaders and learners?

How to Prepare for a Crisis You Couldn’t Possibly Predict

Harvard Business Review

On the morning of May 18, 2012, at precisely 11:05, Nasdaq planned to execute the first trade in in Facebook’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. The opening trade was an auction of sorts—buyers and sellers entered orders, and Nasdaq calculated a price that would cause as many shares as possible to change hands. Despite the check’s warning that something was amiss, managers decided to push forward anyway. Learn to stop. How do they do it?

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How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin

Harvard Business Review

At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be. Of those who do, about half have to fundamentally redefine at least a part of their core business in order to save themselves. At first, the causes of free fall appear to be external: a global financial crisis, a banking system collapse, government deregulation, or, more common, a new business model or technology harnessed by a nimble insurgent competitor.

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Thoughts About Big Changes vs. Little Changes

Lead Change Blog

Throughout my careers, goals have always been important elements of my work. So my experience was heavy on the “ planning how to do it ” side, but rather light on the “ dream a little dream ” personal side.

What’s the Deal? 3 Steps for Entrepreneurs & Spouses to Live Happily Ever After

Strategy Driven

As a fan of classic films, I am always searching for films that apply to family businesses. I recently viewed the 1936 film, Dodsworth, that stars Walter Houston in the title role, as well as Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.

6 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Completely Overwhelmed

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever looked at your to do list and just laughed? Perhaps that’s the point that your nervous laughter turns to tears. And, I’m neck-deep in the throes of the most intense and exciting time of my entire career. Here’s what I’ve been dong to cope.

9 Tips From Famous Writers On Being Successful

Joseph Lalonde

M any writers write because they want to be successful. They want to get published, win awards, have their talent and genius recognized and celebrated. So, these guys with ambitions know that the reality of success isn’t so perfect and the path to it is neither easy nor sudden.

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Want To Be The Best? Study Pixar. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Want To Be The Best? Most of their films take three years to make. Next post: How I Invited Awe Into My Life.

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Creativity, Inc.

Leading Blog

is about how to lead when you care about and believe in the people you lead. Rethink, adapt, and push-on describes his career path. Inspire by the TV show, The Wonderful World of Disney , Catmull wanted to be an animator. But he knew he would never be good enough to do it professionally. Eventually, that lead him to computer graphics. By 26 he had set a life goal: To make the first computer-animated feature film.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s The Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

The Lion King may be the greatest Disney animated film of all time. The story of young Sima (Jonathan Tyler Thomas) and his struggle to return to his rightful place as king of his homeland contains plenty of leadership lessons if you were to look for them. Careers change.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Joseph Lalonde

These two bring a fun air to the irreverent yet enjoyable new movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Jackson) after Kincaid agrees to testify against a genocidal maniac. But to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should bring my leadership notebook to The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

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The Next Frontier of Judgment - Across Enterprises

Harvard Business Review

Read Full Bio » Tom Davenport Blogs Tom Davenport On: Information & technology , Knowledge management , Operations The Next Frontier of Judgment - Across Enterprises 4:23 PM Tuesday November 30, 2010 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print (Larry Prusak, Brook Manville, and Tom Davenport are at work on a book on judgment and how to cultivate it as an organizational, not just individual, strength.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. Where would you like to be?"

Open Spaces, Open Minds


Throw out the junk and they will mysteriously relocate to corridors, water coolers, and nearby parks. It’s why Apple’s new space-ship shaped headquarters to accommodate 8000 people in one place. They tend to spend that time in poorly designed rooms. Places to stop and chat.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Back To The Future

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article (Flashback Edition) One of my favorite podcasters Pat Flynn’s, of Smart Passive Income and Ask Pat, favorite movie is Back To The Future. So, I figured why not use Back To The Future as the first “flashback” Reel Leadership article.

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The harsh reality is that great numbers of leaders continue to operate in a vacuum by sequestering themselves away in the corner office and attempting to lead from afar. Trust me when I tell you that being out of touch is never a good position to find yourself in as the CEO.

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Salespeople have questions. Jeffrey has answers.

Strategy Driven

Questions from salespeople: Jeffrey, As you suggest, my company is going to start filming client video testimonials. There will be some clients we would not invite to give a testimonial due to their less than stellar reputation in our community. Get them to like you first.

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The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

The biggest problem with our business in our society, in a capsule sentence: People with one set of experiences, values, wants and perceptions make mis-targeted attempts to communicate with others in trying to get what they want and need. Yet, we often fail to see it coming.

Desire Discipline & Determination


truly moving… and to push and persevere through it all time after time is just amazing. Ellen Cooperperson was a 26-year-old single parent to a five-year-old boy. The surgeon’s words, “Prepare yourself, your son will die,” began to crumble her world as she KNEW that he would not.

Olympian Leadership Lessons in Peak Performance

The Practical Leader

But more importantly, the games are an inspiring tribute to healthy competition, international cooperation, and the pursuit of exceptional performance. ” Time and again we watch resilient and highly driven athletes reaching deep inside to triumph over adversity.

Prof K’s Brand Narrative Manifesto – Differentiate Emotionally and Activate Passion

Strategy Driven

If you ask people why they chose a certain product or service or candidate or team, they might try to give you a sensible, logical rationale. “It She has the right qualifications to lead this city.”. I have to admit, I was a bit confused by this at first. But all these add up to one real reason: People buy things to give their life greater meaning. Remember all the ruckus about Nike® hiring children in foreign lands to make their sneakers?

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Recruiter-IZE Your Resume and Finally Get some Interviews

Strategy Driven

But what got her mad was meeting a woman in her SPIN class who worked for a household name film studio and told her the truth. Discover how to leave without burning a bridge or breaking a heart. Learn how to ask for the job or the next date at the end of the meeting.

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Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

Harvard Business Review

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own business for at least a year. In our view, this was an important entrepreneurial track to their education.

How Much Should You Charge for a Speech?

Harvard Business Review

Many professionals would love to do more speaking at conferences and conventions. But when the invitation comes, they’re often paralyzed by money: Is it appropriate to ask for some? And if so, how much? I’ve also interviewed folks about how to build a paid speaking career for my newest book, Entrepreneurial You. Here are three principles that can help you determine how to price your services as a speaker.

Change the Way You Think About Job Hunting

Harvard Business Review

This slice of humanity has more life choices available to it than any previous generation. Four generations ago, the average European worker had about five-to-ten obvious occupations to choose from. Today we have tens of thousands of choices, but we don't have the thinking tools to match. Yet, as we will discover, logical thinking is only modestly helpful when it comes to choosing a career. We need to build better maps.

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Diversity at the Oscars Is More than a Numbers Game

Harvard Business Review

It’s looking at resumes and choosing to interview David instead of DeShawn, even though their qualifications are the same. It’s making an inappropriate joke to your co-worker when no one is listening. Numbers matter, but only to a point.

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IN COMMEMORATION International Woman's Day

Women in the LEAD

Women in the LEAD A B O U T U S H O W T O C O M M E N T Recent Posts WOMEN: LEADERSHIP is How TO BE WOMEN: Love, Respect and Leadership WOMEN: Is Negative Thinking Holding You Back? GRATITUDE: Journey to Ones Calling WOMEN: CLAIMING YOUR WINGS WOMEN: Challenged and Overwhelmed?

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4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules

Harvard Business Review

DuVernay, 44 at the time, had overcome many challenges to reach that moment. She had launched her career 12 years earlier with no connections — she just picked up a camera and started making small-budget films, including one she financed out of her own savings account. She achieved a big breakthrough with Selma , the first film directed by an African American woman to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Monzino/Getty Images.

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Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative

Harvard Business Review

If you don’t believe me, take the least creative person in your office out for lunch — someone who doesn’t seem to have a creative bone in their body. They just aren’t applying those energies to their day jobs. How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative.

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Outsourcing the Old Folks

Harvard Business Review

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , a new film set in India and directed by Shakespeare in Love's John Madden (age 63), hangs its plot on the notion of "outsourcing" the elderly. Early in the action he tells his disapproving mother that he has a dream to get rich and do some good in the process: "A most brilliant one: to outsource old age," adding that the possibilities were limitless: "There are many other countries where they don't like old people, too."

The Difference Between Coaching Rookies and Veterans

Harvard Business Review

After years of playing at the top of his game, Tiger Woods hit a rough patch, struggling to win major tournaments. On the other hand, when someone is new to a task, they have lower levels of confidence, which means they will tend toward caution, taking small steps. Add to Cart.

The UK’s Snap Election Reminds Us That Proposing a Change Forces People to Ask New Questions About You

Harvard Business Review

She had hoped to increase her power in Parliament from a slim majority of 330 seats — a mere four seats above a majority — to something in the range of 380 seats. Instead, her party dropped 12 seats and will now be forming a painful minority government at a time of great political turmoil due to Brexit. No, the lesson is to take a customer-centric perspective on risk to avoid exposing yourself to risks that you didn’t contemplate.

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“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

Harvard Business Review

How do you get a job these days? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are looking for a job? If you go to job-searching workshops — and I went to more than 50 in the course of studying the contemporary hiring landscape in 2013 and 2014 — you will be told weak ties are the key. Career Transitions. Change Your Career Without Having to Start All Over Again.

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

Harvard Business Review

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause. It’s easy to interpret these fears as a warning that something will go wrong — a sign that we weren’t meant to be on the stage in the first place.

Gender at Work Is Not a Women’s Issue

Harvard Business Review

Many women still seem to think so. At a huge tech conference last month, I was invited to give a speech on “Women in Tech.” So I was taken aback to hear the aggressive tone with which some of the women addressed their colleagues: “What are you doing here?”