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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

From: hbr.org Date: October 2014 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2014/10/why-your-brain-loves-good-storytelling/Excerpt: It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat.  I know this... read more
What Makes a Leader?  (Emotional Intelligence)

What Makes a Leader? (Emotional Intelligence)

From: hbr.org Date: January 2004 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2004/01/what-makes-a-leader/ar/1Excerpt: It was Daniel Goleman who first brought the term “emotional intelligence” to a wide audience with his 1995 book of that name, and it was Goleman who first applied the concept to business with his 1998 HBR... read more
How to Make Your Presentations Better without Opening Up Your Mouth

How to Make Your Presentations Better without Opening Up Your Mouth

From: inc.com Date: November 2014 Direct Link: http://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/how-to-use-your-body-language-to-be-an-exceptional-presenter.htmlExcerpt: According to Cisco, body language and voice tone account for 63 percent of communication. What's surprising is how few of us rehearse the way we will move on stage during presentations. So much time goes into developing our story and... read more
The Innovator’s DNA

The Innovator’s DNA

From: hbr.org Date: December 2009 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2009/12/the-innovators-dna?cm_sp=Topics-_-Links-_-Read%20These%20FirstExcerpt: How do I find innovative people for my organization? And how can I become more innovative myself?”These are questions that stump senior executives, who understand that the ability to innovate is the “secret sauce” of business success. Unfortunately,... read more
12 Top Grading Hiring Steps

12 Top Grading Hiring Steps

From: topgrading.com Date: Direct Link: http://topgrading.com/faq/12-topgrading-hiring-steps/Excerpt: Q: Are companies good at measuring the quality of the people they hire? A: No, they are terrible at it. Peter Drucker used to marvel at how companies are so good at measuring everything, how they say talent is their... read more
How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots

How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots

From: forbes.com Date: April 2014 Direct Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2014/04/10/how-successful-people-cure-their-blindspots/Excerpt: It’s a trick question because, by definition, blindspots are areas where you lack awareness of your weakness. Many coaches casually refer to them as “derailers.” A leader continues to advance and climb the career ladder until an unknown... read more
11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

From: forbes.com Date: October 2012 Direct Link: hhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2012/10/04/11-presentation-lessons-you-can-still-learn-from-steve-jobs/Excerpt: Steve Jobs is still the word’s greatest corporate storyteller. I’ve seen plenty of talented speakers in the past year and I’ve written about many of them in this column but I have yet to find someone as... read more
7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

From: hubspot.com Date: March 2013 Direct Link: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34274/7-Lessons-From-the-World-s-Most-Captivating-Presenters-SlideShare.aspxExcerpt: It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The... read more
You Can't Be a Great Leader Without Trust. Here's How You Build It

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without Trust. Here's How You Build It

From: forbes.com Date: October 2012 Direct Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2012/10/24/you-cant-be-a-great-leader-without-trust-heres-how-you-build-it/Excerpt: Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, innovative insight, and a skilled team,... read more
The 6 Disciplines Behind Consistently Great Customer Experiences

The 6 Disciplines Behind Consistently Great Customer Experiences

From: fastcompany.com Date: August 2012 Direct Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3000798/6-disciplines-behind-consistently-great-customer-experiencesExcerpt: Mature companies routinely perform a set of sound, standard practices that result in a high-quality outcome. It's true for manufacturers—they don't get up in the morning and start pondering how they'll produce high-quality widgets that day. Similarly, retailers... read more
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