Tag: leadership

It’s labor day: reflect on what you tell yourself about your workplace

A short blog to start today. Today is labor day and I intend to take some time off like most other people. Too often in my line of work in Learning and Development I hear how people describe their workplaces. I often wonder how many of them are telling the truth about the workplace in which they work. Too often, what people seem to say doesn’t reflect the reality.

Learning and Development professionals play a huge role in helping create better workplaces. As part of a global campaign, Conversari Global are asking the big question about how we can create better workplaces where people really can be creative, be heard, be a leader and be organized.

Take just two minutes today to watch this really short video and think about your workplace. I’d love to hear comments in the feed about your reality and how you see the world of work today.

Creating a better world of work is possible. #work #business #betterworldofwork

The Secret to How to Influence Others and Build Trust: Developing your Talent for Public Speaking

Influir y ganar confianza | Talento humano | Hablar en público

Yesterday I led a three hour session on Pitching for Investment with one of my favorite colleagues and friends, Kellie Dundon. The audience was 14 budding entrepreneurs and international business graduates at La Universidad Panamericana. The purpose of the session was simple:

Learn ‘how to gain trust, inspire confidence and positively influence others”. In other words, the participants were challenged in three hours to develop a personal elevator pitch that inspires others. This pitch needed to grab the attention of their audience (investors) and give the speakers a base to then deliver a winning pitch.

I want to share with you four simple tips and tricks on how to grab the attention of your audience. These tips will help you quickly build trust and influence others in a positive way. These ideas can be universally applied to business pitches, presentations, first meetings and networking.

Cuatro consejos para hablar en público, influir y ganar confianza.

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Why Your Own Story Is More Interesting Than You Think.

The importance of storytelling and strategic narrative in your career.

People who know me well know that I do two main jobs. I divide my time between consulting on human capital and coaching applicants on applications to top-tiered universities around the world. Storytelling is a critical part of both lines of work and can shapre your future. Let me tell you more…

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Cultural Intelligence in Cross-Cultural Business Leadership Development

Effective leadership is a source of competitive advantage. Globalization is accelerating, so companies must support leaders to compete with global competition. Companies must train leaders to overcome cross-cultural barriers that did not exist before.

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