It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre. My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular. I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!
A few weeks ago I asked for your help. I posted a blog asking for input on what it takes to be a great listener. Thank you to everyone who responded! Your feedback was incredible. amy_lynn222 Someone who is not always preparing a response in their head 🙂 amywells36 You know your a great listener … Continue reading Reader Responses: Tips on Being a Great Listener
Everyone loves spending time with a great conversationalist. People who naturally engage us in great conversations a fascinating. If, like most of us, you aren't the best at cultivating conversations, check out this earlier with tips for cultivating great conversations. If you have been working on this for a bit... you might begin asking, how can … Continue reading Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.
Do you ever feel like you are talking, but the other person just isn't listening? They are looking at you and nodding their head... but as soon as you finish, they interject with their perspective, story or thoughts that seem to be disconnected from what you were just talking about? Are you ever the person, patiently … Continue reading If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!
A mentor of mine used to say, we are all the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. She frequently challenged me to ensure I have a wide range of perspectives, relationships and influences in order to grow as a person. Who are the top 5 people you spend the most time … Continue reading How Diverse is Your Circle?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Our choice of what we read, and by default what we do not read, is one of the most significant factors in determining the person we become. If we are strategic in … Continue reading Become a “Well Read” Person
Is there anything in your life that terrifies you? Something that would require courageous faith to overcome? Are there challenges, threats, fears or worries that seem insurmountable? If you said yes to any of those questions, you aren't alone. We all face difficulties in life. This reality is part of the human experience, but it isn't what … Continue reading The Source of Courage: Lessons from an 18th Century Painter!
Have you ever felt the terror of arriving at a party, a new job, or a social event and wondering if you will know what to say and who to talk to first? You aren't alone! But it doesn't have to day that way. Learning to have great conversations, like any other skill, can be developed. Consider … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Cultivating Great Conversations
If a plant stops growing, it is dying. For a plant to continue to grow it needs a regular diet of sunshine, water, and nutrients from the soil. Remove any of these essential resources, and the plant will begin to die! If you and I stop growing we are dying. Not sure about you, but I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Growing
Have you ever met a person who seems to have an endless supply of incredible stories from great life experiences in their past? These people always seem to be able to make connection with others and contribute to conversations in meaningful ways. Their breadth of perspective makes them influential in relationships, conversations and meetings. The … Continue reading 4 Ways to Cultivate Great Life Experiences