Self-improvement

Trick Your Brain for Good

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by Denise Green of Brilliance Inc. Life is always testing, and if we let it, teaching and stretching us. And as a coach, I often feel like life is giving me a chance to practice what I help others do: see challenges in a way that helps them take positive action and feel better about a situation. Recently, an unimaginable, tragic event took the life of one of...

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Why Change Efforts Fail (and How To Change That)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Denise Green of Brilliance Inc. Resolve No More A few years ago, I gave up the practice of making New Year’s Resolutions, thus giving up the sense of failure and accompanying guilt that rolled around mid-March. Maybe you are one of those people that always keep your resolutions. If so, stop reading. If not, don’t despair: you are entirely normal (unlike those other freaks). Blame it on...

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The Art of Being Interested

by Summer Thommen This year, I resolve to be more interested than interesting.  I’m kind of an information junkie so I love to find ways to interject bits of trivia into conversations. For instance, suppose we are having a conversation about George Washington and I say, “Did you know that George Washington had a set of teeth that were carved out of hippopotamus bone?” Fascinating, I know, but that piece of information was about me...

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Shiny Disastrous Distractions

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Denise Green of Brilliance Inc. In a courageous interview about the near-death of Netflix, CEO Reed Hastings admitted “I messed up” and “got distracted by the shiny object,” spinning off a business instead of “executing on the fundamentals.” Here are three of my least favorite ‘shiny objects’ when it comes to leading and motivating people: Reorganizations Performance management, and Open-space floor plans All of these give the...

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George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and Stage Fright

This is a terrific article by Maria Popova, George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Stage Fright from brainpickings.org – enjoy!   “No speech was ever too short,” a duo of legendary admen famously advised, and Plimpton agrees: He wrote this the year TED was founded and, like any great oracle of culture, he intuited the format-meme that TED would eventually rein in, arguing for the supremacy of the 20-minute...

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April, May, July Workshops with The Henderson Group

2013 Invitational Workshops with The Henderson Group in San Francisco Our work has to be experienced to truly understand its value.  We use these workshops as a way to introduce our work experientially to new prospective clients. With that in mind, we set aside a couple of  seats for the right candidates.  For more information or to reserve a seat please  Contact Us. Art of Technical Presentation:  April 10 – 11, 2013 The Art of...

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Assessing Management Skills: Do a 5 minute “personal inventory”

by Chuck Kuglen In a recent leader/manager article in “Chief Learning Officer” magazine by Frank Kalman, I particularly liked a section listing top 10 “soft skills” used in Management. Several relate to what we teach at The Henderson Group.  I think as we’re now in the new year it’s often useful to do an honest “self-assessment” on key areas like these. In particular, what can I do better? Where can a strength or weakness help...

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2013 Invitational Workshops with The Henderson Group

  Our work has to be experienced to truly understand its value.  We use these workshops as a way to introduce our work experientially to new prospective clients. With that in mind, we set aside a couple of  seats for the right candidates.   Complete Communicator: March 7 – 8, 2013 This work combines several programs into one intense skills-development program, where employees learn to communicate effectively one-on-one, standing before a group, over the phone...

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