July 22, 2018

TED VIDEO: Are We Born to Be Optimistic Rather than Realistic?

In this TED video, Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side — and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.

“Whatever happens, whether you succeed or you fail, people with high expectations always feel better, because how we feel — when we get dumped or we win employee of the month — depends on how we interpret that event.” (Tali Sharot)

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TED VIDEO: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Great video with some very simple questions that can help anyone inspire action. By Simon Sinek on Ted.com.

What Can YOU Do to Make America a Better Place?

My husband, Mike and I, had the honor to host Janine Elias on her God Bless America Tour this past summer.  Janine is on a quest to do everything she can to get people on a local level to first start a dialogue about what we can do to make our local communities stronger and get back to the true values our founding fathers set forth for this great country.  Secondly, Janine is encouraging people to act….take a step to make America stronger, better and move ourselves back to a country that is respected and regarded as one of the best in the world.  Great movement for leadership coaching on a global scale.

Janine interviewed about 12 people in Southern Pines, North Carolina (my hometown).  Here is the interview with me:

You can read the entire post about her interview with me on this link.

Also, Janine is going to be moving forward with additional interviews and research on this topic, and I have encouraged her to look for angel investors.  So, if you are an angel investor or know of anyone who would be interested in a project like this one (so needed right now) contact Janine today.

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Temple Grandin Video: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Video: Why You Should Invest in Leadership Development and Leadership Coaching

This is an edition of the Management Minute.

Management guru Peter Drucker once said: “Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.”

Recent studies performed by Bersin & Associates, Talent Intelligence, the Harvard Business Review have comments like this: The message is clear leadership development matters. It is hard to find a company which has survived many economic cycles that does not have a proven leadership development strategy in place.

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Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders? Video

An Interview with Linda A. Hill, Professor, Harvard Business School. Hill suggests we won’t find new global leaders by looking in conventional places for people who act in conventional take-charge ways. Instead, look for people who can lead from behind to promote the collective genius of their teams.

I am seeing more and more in the current job search that companies are willing to take someone with 40 years of experience at a much lower pay.  My question is “Will they use this unconventional, collective genius approach?  If you don’t believe so, it’s time to start taking a closer look at our up and coming Generation…Gen Y.  They live, eat and breathe the team approach and are anything BUT conventional!

Video Rating: 4 / 5

Coaching Employees: 5 Coaching Power Words

Want to learn more about what coaching really is and 5 powerful words to get employees to grow and develop?  Watch this quick video from the Center for Management and Organizational Effectiveness.

Video Rating: 4 / 5

Coaching Questions – Management Leadership Training

COACHING QUESTIONS Training Video from New Market Learning: Employee coaching is a large and complex subject. But at its heart lies effective questioning skills. This program by New Market Learning provides  your managers with practical illustrations of how to use questions to help people think through a problem or a task for themselves. If it is a managers intention to coach the other person, the type of questions they use will be different from those questions designed simply to elicit information.  And, when it comes to coaching, questions can be much more powerful than giving advice.

This scenario below is quite common, so for any of you who are interested in a few support videos to add to your training presentations, these look like they could stimulate some great conversation with your clients. Visit

Video Rating: 5 / 5

Qualities of Leadership – Leadership Quotes

Qualities of Leadership — Several quotes from some of history’s great leaders. This video attempts to define leadership. We answer the questions: “What is a leader and leadership”, “What makes a good leader”, and “What are the traits and characteristics of a good leader”. Leadership Quotes by: – John Quincy Adams – Albert Schweitzer – Andre Gide – Donald McGannon – Jonathan Winters – Thomas Fuller – John Luther – Lao Tzu – Anatole France – George Patton – Plato – Lord Chesterfield – Anonymous – Charles Lauer – St. Thomas Aquinas – Steven Stowell – Christopher Stowell – Richard Williams – Aristotle.

Imagine Leadership | By XPLANE & Nitin Nohria

Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative collaborated with XPLANE to create this video in order to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership to address some of societys most pressing problems. “It is my desire to inspire people of all ages and social demographics to think about leadership on a broad level, contemplate what it means to them and what individual impact they can have when it comes to leading,” says Nohria. – MORE INFO, SOURCE FILES: hbs-leadership.wikispaces.com – HBS: www.hbs.edu – XPLANE: www.xplane.com

Video Rating: 4 / 5