You can choose to be at your very best when giving a presentation to a large or small group. Professional speakers and actors know that a critical success factor is preparing your body for the presentation so you are relaxed and energetic to be at your very best. This segment will help you prepare for a presentation or a big meeting.
Dealing with resistance to change when you get a promotion can make or break your first 90 days. Many people are burned out on change, and they can be glassy-eyed at the prospect of anything you suggest. Hear how three respected leaders went through the school of hard knocks, and see what you can borrow from their journey to be more successful. They can help you better navigate the corporate river.
Your sense of mature presence and ability to deal with challenge is greatly impacted by the manner in which you take feedback. It can literally knock you out of contention if not handled well. We'll teach you how to act, rather than react, to get maximum value from the feedback you receive.
Most people don't know how to deal well with anger, so when it shows up at work, it can be nasty - and costly! We'll give you awareness of what's happening and effective approaches on how to manage anger, so it doesn't manage you.
nderstanding the other person's point of view, to see the world from their perspective, can make your life much easier. It can also demonstrate your professional maturity. We offer you a quick checklist that can be done while sitting in the many meetings you attend each week. It can work wonders with your key relationships at work.
Doesn't it seem as though some people are just impossible to work with at times? If you've ever felt this way, you may be stuck in a cycle of mistrust. When trust breaks down, it's ugly. Rebuilding trust when it has broken down is aided by looking at the cycles of trust, but it also needs some other realizations and applications to make it really work. It's not quick or easy to rebuild broken bridges, but it can be done. We'll help you identify the ways to break out of this spin cycle and start to rebuild.
Did you know that the average employee needs five positive indicators for every critical one they get to think that you think they're OK? Reinforcement isn't just about giving a couple of "atta boys" now and again. Authentic inspiration and praise has many facets to it. We'll share some best practices from the best communicators Change Masters has seen.
Sarcasm is so deliciously tempting, especially when there are so many possible things to skewer at work! Sarcasm is a higher-level intelligence function - you've got to be bright to do it well. However, there can be a huge perceptual cost to you for indulging in this behavior. We'll describe the price and suggest alternatives for using your intelligence that won't harm the way you're perceived.
You have to deal with difficult people all the time, including whiners and bullies. Whining is one of the most difficult behaviors to deal with. Get some perspectives on why whiners whine and what you can do to help yourself and them. In addition, you might be surprised to learn that some of the most brutal people are actually extremely sensitive inside. Get tips in this piece on how to help them take down their walls so your life can be a whole lot easier.
Selling your accomplishments to the right people in the right way isn't selling out, it's critically important in today's competitive work environment. Learn how to become an internal marketer for your ideas by using your voice to effectively deliver your message.
The more experienced you become, the more roles you need to juggle. This series explains how to balance more effectively and find time for the three major roles you will face every day throughout your career: manager, leader, and coach.
"If it was simple we would already be doing it."
Many people are asked to coach others at work, but they're rarely given adequate training in how to do so. In order to coach someone with credibility and authenticity, there are three key concepts about yourself to consider. We are professional coaches with 20-plus years of experience with our thousands of clients. We'll share what the concepts are and how to implement them.
Conversations at the elevator, a cocktail party, or the water cooler can do a great deal to boost your career - if you know how to approach them correctly. We'll give you tips on how to increase your comfort in preparing for the spontaneous moment.
"Makes sense to me"
Most people want to please their bosses, but they're not sure how to do so. That's because they're not sure what's important to you, even when you think you've been crystal clear on setting expectations. We'll give you some great tips on how to get what you need done by being clear on what you want, as well as how to deliver difficult messages about unmet expectations.
Many of our coaching clientele at Change Masters fit what we call the Intelligent/Impatient Person profile (IIPP). You might be one of them, or you might be dealing with one of them yourself. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal, but it can also mow people down if you're not aware. We'll help give you awareness about IIPP that will help you greatly at work - and at home.
Negotiations happen constantly in big ways and small at work. We'll give you tips on how to successfully plan and execute negotiations, as well ways to avoid getting blindsided.
In order to maximize your political savvy, you need to become more aware of your power and those who are successfully managing the informal organizational chart around you. We'll give you tips on power and politics that will make you more effective and positively impact your perception in the workplace.
The Center for Creative Leadership has found that the number-one skill shared by top executives is outstanding listening. Listening is the single greatest connector you can have with someone. Hearing the facts and the emotion allows you to understand where others are coming from and to learn what you need to know early enough to take corrective action.
Presentations have a disproportionate amount of impact on our careers. Great ones can glean more positive attention than you can imagine. However, so often we talk ourselves out of being our best as presenters. This piece talks about some great ways to get your mind and body on your side instead of working against you.
Things that may be so obvious to us may not be at all clear to those around us. That's why it's crucial to make sure people are tracking with us in the way we desire, so we can get what we need. Here are some effective approaches to make sure others are on board with what you're telling them.