How to Find a Great Mentor at Any Stage of Your Career

October 7, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Have you ever had your mind blown by a little kid’s wisdom?

More often than not, they tend to have surprisingly astute yet simple observations in life. (Case in point — noting to my Dad, at age two, that my Mom “keeps the money in her purse” when I was told he couldn’t buy a toy I wanted.)

How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

September 26, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

By now, you may have heard of a musical called Hamilton.

In you haven’t, here’s a rundown: Since its Broadway debut in August 2015, people can’t get enough of it. They’re paying upwards of $500 for crappy seats, and close to $3,000 for good ones. It won a Pulitzer, a Grammy and 11 Tony Awards. Its composer and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now a celebrity.

In other words: People are listening to this stuff.

6 Negotiation Strategies Every Marketer Should Know

September 2, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

There’s a reason why we love TV courtroom dramas. Beyond the shocking objections and confessions, it seems like there’s constant screentime for strong, powerful arguments.

As marketers, that last part is especially exciting. Whether we know it or not, we are unabashed nerds for all things negotiation — and it’s a skill that all of us should master.

Are You Actually a Good Listener? [Flowchart]

September 2, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

When you listen to someone speak, are you really listening to them … or are you listening to the voice in your head?

Hearing someone and listening to someone are two very different things. It’s all too common for people to wait for their turn to speak or think about what to say next instead of truly listening to someone. 

How to Become a Respected Influencer in Your Industry [New Ebook]

August 16, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Whether we realise it or not, our brains are wired to pay more attention to a select handful of voices in a crowd. It might be a celebrity setting a new fashion trend, a business leader announcing a new viewpoint on company culture, or a brand unveiling new innovative product designs.

If it’s an area we’re interested in, we automatically listen to some voices more than others.

How to Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

July 21, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Technically, your boss owns your professional time. That means it’s perfectly within her rights to reprioritize what you’re working on if she thinks doing so is the best thing for the team.

But even good bosses can have a hard time understanding what’s being sacrificed when they assign new tasks and projects.

How to Become More Resilient [Infographic]

July 8, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Tragedy. Illness. Job or relationship problems. We all go through tough times at one point or another. It’s unfortunate, but it’s inevitable.

What sets us apart, then, is how we recover from the bad things life throws our way. When you experience a negative event in your life, how do you react? What strategies do you use to heal, grow, and move on?

How to Appear Confident, Even When You’re Not [Infographic]

June 24, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

You know the saying, “Fake it ’til you make it”?

It turns out that doing things that make you appear confident — even if you don’t actually feel confident  — can affect how others see you, and can ultimately have a big impact on your success. It can also affect the chemicals in your brain to make you actually feel more confident when all is said and done.