Title Views 17 Daily personal habits for a fulfilling life – my earliest “went viral” post; this was a long reflection on the first 35 years of my life 16,719 Three Examples of Ice-Breaker Speeches – simple – three ways to introduce yourself 14,257 Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint” – Jeff Bezos doesn’t like powerpoint – easy for […]
Stop Doing Stuff that Doesn’t Serve 168 hours in a week. 24 hours in a day. I haven’t done the math to work out how many in a year or a lifetime, but however large the number, it is still finite. It is limited. We get so much, and no more. This leaves you with […]
This post was originally published on Alternet and it is written by coaching guru Cloe Madanes. The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and […]
Simplifying Leadership I am sharing a new book and a short video by a friend of mine, Bill Treasurer. The book is called “Leaders Open Doors” and is a short, simple answer to the question: what do great leaders do for those around them? I first met Bill over 20 years ago on an […]
What does it take to be a great public speaker?
London Speaker Bureau has put it all together on a pretty page. From content to delivery, from startings to endings and from logos to ethos to pathos, its all here in this infographic.
The London Speaker Bureau represent and work with some of the most influential people in the world, from politicians and economists to thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Between them, they cover a vast range of topics, from management and finance to technology, education, innovation and the environment.
If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful infographic to guide your development as a persuasive speaker, this is the one.
I am currently reading “The Power of Story” by Jim Loehr. In the introduction he puts a name on the widespread condition of “presenteeism“: “Without investing high-quality, focussed energy in the activity before you, whatever it may be, setting time aside simply takes us from absenteeism to presenteeism – a condition increasingly plaguing American business, a […]
At dinner last night, I was talking with my father about my sense that we have had a collapse of trust in the institutions of the western democracies over the last decade. A good society has a sense of fairness. I feel that this sense of fairness has been lost. There is a widespread intensifying […]
I love this idea that I came across in an interview with Matthew Lieberman at Edge.org. He speaks of an old 1960’s idea called “Latitude of Acceptance”. He defines it better than I, so I’ll pretty much take his text verbatim: Matthew Lieberman on Latitudes of Acceptance “I’ll tell you about my new favorite idea, […]
I have just been scanning the book The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership. In the words of the authors: “Leadership is not the same as management. Not everyone can be a leader. what distinguishes the real leader from a mere administrator is a unique series of perspectives and values.” The authors of this book (Michael […]
Originally posted on Human Chess:
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced…