Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Simple Negotiating Tactics

November 26, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Stark, author of the book The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need: 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Everybody negotiates all the time.

 

Peter Stark:
Every time you communicate with the intent to change the relationship some way, you're negotiating.
 


Peter Stark

Strategies For Success

November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox

How To Listen Better Than You Have Before

November 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (BK Business)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any important conversation you have it’s important to remember that…

 

Dr. Marcia Reynolds:
Listening is the most important piece of a conversation. So many people like rehearse what it is I’m going to say and it never turns out the way you think it is anyway.
 


Dr. Marcia Reynolds

When Inexperience Is A Good Thing

November 10, 2014

 

Interview with Liz Wiseman, author of the book Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to a job or career it’s experience that matters. Or does it?

 

Liz Wiseman:
I think that advice has been accurate for a lot of years but the world of work has changed a lot in the last few years.
 


Liz Wiseman

The Power Of Rituals

November 6, 2014

 

Interview with Chris Attwood, author of the book Your Hidden Riches: Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Simon Cowell climbs a tree every day. Serena Williams bouncing the tennis ball exactly 5 times before she serves. These are rituals.

 

Chris Attwood:
And what’s unique about a ritual is that rituals make things real. You get married and a wedding ceremony, that ritual, makes that abstract concept real.
 


Chris Attwood

How Time In Nature Impacts Success

November 5, 2014

 

Interview with Brian Brawdy, author of the book Something to Believe In

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you step back and look at all of human history you can come to the conclusion that…

 

Brian Brawdy: 
The greatest moments in humanity, the greatest moments in religion and for that matter music and art, have always come when the individual was alone in nature.
 


Brian Brawdy

How To Give & Take Criticism - Part 2

November 4, 2014

 

Interview with Deb Bright, author of the book The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt

 

To hear the complete interview with Deb Bright click here

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For criticism to be effective there has to be trust between giver and receiver.

 

Deb Bright:
Because when you trust someone then you know the intent is positive. You know that they’re there to help you not hurt you.
 


Deb Bright

 

How To Give & Take Criticism

November 3, 2014

 

Interview with Deb Bright, author of the book The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt

 

To hear the complete interview with Deb Bright click here

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Criticism in many workplaces the word has become taboo.

 

Deb Bright:
We’ve colored or painted it over with other words like appreciative feedback, caring confrontation, a coaching moment. You know what we’ve done is we’ve really created a tremendous amount of confusion in the workplace.
 


Deb Bright

 

When You Are Overwhelmed

October 27, 2014

 

Interview with Scott Eblin, author of the book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you feel like you’re overworked and overwhelmed?

 

Scott Eblin:
The first thing I would say if you’re overworked and overwhelmed is you’re probably in a state of chronic fight or flight. And we all know what fight or flight is right? It’s useful in emergency situations but life is not a continuous emergency.
 


Scott Eblin

Personal Branding For Your Career Part 2

October 21, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People have been talking about personal branding for a long time but the definition of the term has changed.

 

Catherine Kaputa:
You know in the early days personal branding was your image and reputation and it was kind of more your visual kind of interest. And I think today it’s expanded it’s really everything you do to market yourself to be more successful.
 


Catherine Kaputa

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