I firmly believe that a big part of anyone's success is their network.
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In the end it's not about whether they win or lose or even how they play the game, it's about whether together the people with the power to change the world will use it to do so.
"Waiting For 'Superman' " was on everyone's lips at the final Future of Education breakout room during Big Task Weekend.
The group of about 40 educa...
Social capital is what you earn after you show people that you are trustworthy and deserving of their friendship. Social capital is hard to come by and should be expended judiciously.
Where to start from my trip to China? Orphanages, learnings from the meeting of a huge global company meeting, walking the streets in a not-so-strange city... Let's start with the kids.
Failing to listen well is rude. I don't care whether you're talking to the Queen of England or your intern. Ready to assess how well you listen?
If you want to have a meeting that stands out as the BEST thing that happened to that person that day, you can't wait until the appointed hour to get the relationship building in motion.
Your mind and your character are up to any challenge. So focus on answering this question: "How do I make this change the best thing that has ever happened to me?"
Did you know that 66.3% of people who are happy in their job are confident in their stress management skills?
Here's a five minute mental routine that you can use before calls, meetings, networking events, and presentations to calm your anxiety, get yourself grounded and ready to be your best self.
Be generous first. Think about what's in it for your readers.
Unknown to me, a young lady in Guatemala City who has been following me on Twitter was trying to find me. Her boss had introduced her to Never Eat Alone and changed her thinking about professional relationships.
But what is luck, really? It breaks down to the ability to see opportunities when others don't. That means that you can grab on to the power of serendipity to make things go your way.
If you want to improve your relationships, serve and serve deeply. Start wherever, but do it.
Throwing a holiday party can transform your experience of the season. It's hard to be a Scrooge while creating an evening to remember -- and then enjoying it with happy, heart-warmed guests.
If you want to meet the movers and shakers directly, you have to become a joiner. It's amazing how accessible people are when we meet them at events that speak to their interests.
This exclusive excerpt from The Leap illustrates that it is our willingness to tackle head-on the forces that hold us in place that allows us to achieve our greatest potential.
After watching Mark Goulston work, I can tell you why everyone from the FBI to Oprah pays attention when he talks about reaching people: his techniques, simple as they sound, really work.
Teenagers send and receive 2,272 texts a month and spend nine hours a week absorbed in social networking sites. Does the Digital Age stupefy the next generation?
Real power comes from being indispensable. Indispensability comes from parceling out as much information, contacts, and goodwill to as many people, in as many different worlds, as possible.
Last week's "Three Steps to Kick Social Anxiety" broke traffic records here. No doubt about it: Meeting new people puts us out of our comfort zone!
In a world of relentless competition, you can't afford to let social anxiety hold you back. It's a wasted opportunity. So what to do?
Have you ever sat down and thought seriously about what you truly love? What you're good at? What you want to accomplish in life? What are the obstacles that are stopping you?
A true lifeline relationship -- one designed to catapult your personal or professional growth -- possesses four qualities: generosity, candor, vulnerability and accountability.
Whether or not you're officially a leader in your workplace, you can create a tremendous impact on its culture just by showing others the value of inviting in candor. Here are some specific tips.
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