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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

October 20, 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:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa

How To Be A Good Employee

October 17, 2014

 

Interview with Kathy Hayward, co-author of the book Wise Words for Employees: Becoming Indispensable

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between being good at your job and being a good employee.

 

Kathy Hayward:
I so often see that people think that "I do a really great job and I produce a hundred widgets per day so they’ll never let me go," and they’re really shocked when they are let go because they were a problem employee.
 

 

Conquering The Fear Of Public Speaking

September 30, 2014

 

Interview with Rosalyn Kahn, author of the book Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that public speaking terrifies so many of us?

 

Rosalyn Kahn:
People don’t like being judged we always fear the worst and there’s a lot of research that’s gone ahead and said the fear is completely irrational.
 


Rosalyn Kahn

Being More Efficient On The Job

September 18, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Want to be that indispensable employee? Well here are some great ideas.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
The people who are the most valued are the ones who work closest to the revenue line. 
 


Julie Morgenstern

Your Creativity

September 12, 2014

 

Interview with Michael Michalko, author of the book Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
How creative a person are you?

 

Michael Michalko:
Creativity is the ability to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different.
 


Michael Michalko

Difference Between A Boss & A Leader

August 19, 2014

 

Interview with Sam Geist, author of the book Would You Work for You?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There is a big difference between being a boss and being a leader.

 

Sam Geist:
A boss drives his men a leader coaches them. The boss depends upon authority the leader on goodwill. The boss inspires fear the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I, the leader says we.
 


Sam Geist

Your Professional Image

July 21, 2014

 

Interview with William Cane President of Manhattan Makeovers
www.ManhattanMakeovers.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess are the biggest image mistakes professional men make?

 

William Cane:
Well the 2 biggest mistakes that men make are they fail to polish their shoes and comb their hair. George Steinbrenner the former owner of the New York Yankees was very, very wealthy and successful but he always carried a comb and before he met anybody he stepped in front of a mirror and he made sure every hair was in place.
 


William Cane

Why It's Important To Ask "Why?"

July 7, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Jensen, author of the book Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're at work and people ask you to do something the first thing you should do is ask why.

 

Bill Jensen:
Because most everyone who is sending stuff to you is just trying to get stuff off of their desk. And frankly they haven't thought through why.
 


Bill Jensen

Creating Your Professional Image - Part 2

June 24, 2014

 

Interview with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To acquire executive presence you need confidence, poise and great communication skills. But what’s often left out of the equation is the right appearance.

 

Sylvia Ann Hewlett:
And you know appearance is fascinating because leaders talk out of both sides of their mouth. They say look we don’t really think appearance is that important in the long run it’s like 10% of the equation.
 


Sylvia Ann Hewlett

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