Say What You Mean: Using Body Language to Send a Message

SWYMWhether you’re about to embark on a college interview, a first date or a job interview, making a good first impression goes farther than you may realize. The little things you do with your hands, arms, face and feet have the power to present you as confident and engaged, or make you seem nervous and uninterested. As such, body language can make or break how you’re perceived.

To read about some of the best tips and tricks in positive body language from, click HERE.

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Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Everyone knows what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. The flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — are easy to see when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps.

To learn about five of the most common presentation mistakes, along with some tips on how to avoid them, click HERE.

5 Steps for Tackling Your Role as a New Leader

Few of us are natural-born leaders. When most of us are placed in a leadership position, we have to spend some time learning how to effectively lead, mobilize, and inspire people. In order to become better at any job, you have to learn new things and be open to growth and change. This is especially true when you’re given some sort of leadership role.

To read about 5 things that you can do to become a better, smarter, more effective leader, click HERE.

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain and the brain of the person you’re talking to begin to align themselves with each other. This special bond is a phenomenon referred to as “neural resonance,” and in this enhanced state of mutual attunement, two people can accomplish remarkable things together. Why? Because it eliminates the natural defensiveness that normally exists when people casually converse.

The capacity to deeply relate to others is a key to all forms of relational success–at work and at home. If you find yourself in the position of overseeing others–be they your employees or your children–remember this: leaders who give the least amount of positive guidance to their subordinates are less successful in achieving their organizations’ goals, and the employees are unhappier with their work. Indeed, by not taking an active role in dialogue and teamwork building, they generate more interpersonal conflicts within their groups.

To learn about the 6 steps to work on to become a more compassionate leader, click HERE.

4 Rules of Successful Negotiation

Negotiating is something that we all do everyday. Whether it be in our personal lives with our families and friends, or in our professional lives with coworkers and clients, negotiating is an important part of our everyday business and activities.

In spite of what is portrayed in the media, it is actually possible to negotiate in good faith and come to an agreement that satisfies both parties.

To learn about four rules of successful negotiation from Michael E. Sloopka, a negotiations coach, click HERE.

8 Leadership Myths Dispelled

Tara R. Alemany is the owner and founder of Aleweb Social Marketing, a consulting firm that helps authors, speakers and other creative-types build their online platform and is also the author of “The Plan That Launched a Thousand Books.”  She recently had the experience of trying to get 21 leaders together to work on a project and gained some insights about the myths of leadership.

To learn about Tara’s eight myths about leaders, click HERE.

A No-Excuses Leadership Learning Strategy

Kevin Eikenberry, head of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company, notes that effective leadership does not come naturally and can’t be mastered quickly. It requires a complex mix of skills and behaviors . Kevin states that to be a great leader, you must be a continual learner.

An essential compenent of leadership is to gather the perpectives of those who you lead through a 360 assessment. But oftentimes, performing such an assessment is not feasible. For such situations, Kevin offers some “no excuses” tips on effective leadership.

To learn about the six steps to becoming a better leader, click HERE.