Based on my experience of nearly three decades consulting and over a decade of meeting 3,500-4,000 new people every year, I've identified these eight steps as the keys to making a killer first impression. Try them and you'll see the results!
We all know there are many ways to say, "Thank you." Even so, I’ve discovered through trial, error, and observation, there are a handful of ways to say "thank you" that seem to resonate with everyone. After all, the goal when thanking someone is not to complete an obligation, but to make them feel thanked and appreciated.
Found the right profession and love your employer? (Only 10% of employed people do.) Can’t seem to accelerate your career at the speed you’d like? You are likely committing some, if not all, of these career killers.
The more you say "Yes" to the requests of others, the more requests you'll get. A major factor in your happiness, productivity, and effectiveness is your ability to politely say "No." And, to do so without feeling guilty! Keep these tactics in your back pocket, and you'll have a diplomatic and respected way to say "No" in any situation.
You can outsource many things in your life, but your career is not one of them. Go out into the world. Try. Make mistakes. Learn. Repeat. The lessons you learn by doing will be more beneficial than those lived vicariously. Of course, mentors can be extremely helpful assuming you have the right ones. Whether you are looking for a mentor or not, tapping into these resources will ensure you stay sharp, current, and motivated.
If you want the most out of life, there are certain skills you’ll need. When I observe the most successful, happy people in life, I notice they have common skills. Which ones do you have? Which ones do you need to develop?
People make the world go 'round. Communication is the grease that keeps us all running smoothly. Some people think communication starts with your mouth. No. Others think communication starts with your ears. No. Communication actually starts with body language, whether near or from afar. Before we dive into the tips, I'd like
You can admit it. Your stomach does rollercoaster maneuvers when you get the greatest weakness question in a job interview. I realize there are many job interviewers who think this question yields valuable information. I would rather learn how you could add value to the company. That contribution is more telling than
When I was brainstorming ideas related to this topic, my inclination was to give you a list of job interview lies that surface and offer advice to fix them (a la the typical “list-blog” style). I started to jot down lies that typically occur and then became exhausted somewhere near number twenty-four
I’ve coached many people in my lifetime. Some call me spooky (I’m not). Others call me prescient (maybe). Some say they trust me completely and will do whatever I advise (I’m flattered). That flattery likely comes from the fact they remember me. Nothing more. You can certainly debate whether my advice was