Cultural Transformations

April 6, 2016 by  
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On this week’s episode of LifeTips, Byron chats with key-note speaker, and top-ranked CEO executive coach, John Mattone, about his book, Cultural Transformations, co-authored by Nick Vaidya. The book features interviews with fourteen CEOs of companies including The North Face, and the American Marketing Association, and details how leadership can impact a company’s culture.

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Executive Presence and Communication Expert Suzanne Bates

March 30, 2016 by  
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Suzanne Bates is a Keynote Speaker and expert on Executive Presence and Communication. Suzanne Bates is the CEO of Bates, a firm founded in 2000 with a mission today to help leaders influence the world.  The firm is distinguished in the field of leadership development for its ground breaking research and practical approach to helping leaders make an impact.

The firm’s roster of senior executive clients is a who’s who of top global companies that turn to Bates for advice, consulting, executive coaching and expertise in the field of executive presence and communicative leadership.  In 2013, the firm researched, piloted and launched the first-ever research-based model of executive presence, and operationalized it in the scientifically validated assessment tool, the Bates ExPI. The Bates Model of Executive Presence provides organizations with a rich, multi-dimensional  framework for measuring the way individual leaders influence and make an impact to drive business results.

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Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide

March 23, 2016 by  
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There has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where should they spend their time online and what should they be doing?

Enter Fauzia Burke, a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers everywhere. She takes authors step-by-step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities. She offers advice on designing a successful website, building a mailing list of superfans, blogging, creating an engagement strategy for social media, and more. By following Burke’s expert advice, authors can conquer the Internet and still get their next manuscript in on time.

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The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel In Your Audience

March 16, 2016 by  
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On this week’s episode of LifeTips, Byron chats with Kenny Nguyen on his book, The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel In Your Audience. The book covers four categories: content, design, delivery and experience, to help improve presentations. Kenny is the CEO and Founder of Big Fish Presentations, and has been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and has spoken at TEDx. He also hosts an online cooking channel called You’ve Got Meal.

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Bob Nease and The Power of Fifty Bits

February 24, 2016 by  
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On this week’s LifeTips Podcast, Byron White talks to Bob Nease, author of The Power of Fifty Bits, The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results, which explains strategies used to improve human behaviors. Bob has held positions as the chief scientist of Express Scripts, associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and has written more than seventy peer-reviewed papers.

Even with the very best of intentions, people often fail to make wise choices for themselves—whether for their health, their finances, or their business decisions. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way—thanks to the science behind fifty bits design, a set of principles that helps close the gap between intentions and actual behaviors.

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Sarah L. Kaufman and The Art of Grace

February 17, 2016 by  
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What are the elements of grace? Learn about the ins and outs of the trait as Byron interviews Sarah L. Kaufman, author of The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life. Sarah works as a dance critic at the Washington Post, and in 2010 won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. Her work has been featured on NBC and The PBS NewsHour, and speaks at universities around the country on the subjects of art and writing. The Art of Grace is Sarah’s first book.

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Tony Crabbe: Business Psychologist Part 1

February 10, 2016 by  
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Tony Crabbe is a Business Psychologist who splits his time between writing and consulting with companies including Microsoft, Disney, News Corporation and HSBC. As a psychologist he focuses on how people think, feel and behave at work. Whether working with leaders, teams or organizations, at its core his work is all about doing things differently. This means delivering lasting behavioural change by approaching problems unusually. For example he facilitated a project in Kenya and Peru which won the Optimas International Award. This brought senior leaders together from Microsoft, the World Bank and the United Nations, along with significant political figures to work on problems related to eradicating poverty.  This project won the International Optimus Award.

Tony took a degree in psychology at Edinburgh University and a Masters in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow. He is more pragmatic than academic. At heart Tony is a translator, taking quality research and brilliant thinking from psychology and other fields, and applying them meaningfully to everyday career and business challenges. A big thrust of this work is helping people to raise their eyes from the day-to-day, to think and act differently, to produce the business breakthroughs that will propel their careers and their organizations forward.

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Tony Crabbe: Business Psychologist Part 2

February 10, 2016 by  
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Tony Crabbe is a Business Psychologist who splits his time between writing and consulting with companies including Microsoft, Disney, News Corporation and HSBC. As a psychologist he focuses on how people think, feel and behave at work. Whether working with leaders, teams or organizations, at its core his work is all about doing things differently. This means delivering lasting behavioural change by approaching problems unusually. For example he facilitated a project in Kenya and Peru which won the Optimas International Award. This brought senior leaders together from Microsoft, the World Bank and the United Nations, along with significant political figures to work on problems related to eradicating poverty.  This project won the International Optimus Award.

Tony took a degree in psychology at Edinburgh University and a Masters in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow. He is more pragmatic than academic. At heart Tony is a translator, taking quality research and brilliant thinking from psychology and other fields, and applying them meaningfully to everyday career and business challenges. A big thrust of this work is helping people to raise their eyes from the day-to-day, to think and act differently, to produce the business breakthroughs that will propel their careers and their organizations forward.

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Serial Winners: Acheiving Success Again And Again

January 20, 2016 by  
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Serial Winners: Acheiving Success Again And Again as author Larry Weidel now reveals the secrets of Serial Winners – those rare few who are able to succeed not once, but over and over again.  In his new book, SERIAL WINNER, he busts the myths that hold people back from achieving their dreams in all the areas of their lives. Anyone can use these secrets to overcome the obstacles preventing them from winning.  

Weidel knows from firsthand experience that anyone can be successful.  Before he made it big, he was at the bottom, trying to support his young family.  But he spotted an opportunity and built a business from a small organization into a national, award-winning financial services company.  In addition to his stellar success, he created a team that consistently outperforms, and has observed and worked with people who have done the same.

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The Anatomy of a Calling

January 13, 2016 by  
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The Anatomy of a Calling is a new book by Lissa Rankin, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine and The Fear Cure, is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and spiritual seeker. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she is on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual; it also heals the collective. As she became aware of how fear dominates modern culture and how such fear predisposes us not only to unhappiness but to disease, she began researching ways to befriend fear so we can let it heal and liberate us, opening us up to greater compassion, not just for others, but for ourselves. Lissa has starred in two PBS specials and also leads spirituality workshops, both online, as well as at retreat centers like Esalen, Kripalu, and Omega. When doing what she can to sprinkle pixie dust on a fear-based culture, Lissa loves to hike, ski, and dance. Read her blog and learn more at LissaRankin.com.

Her work has been featured extensively in the national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women’s Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. In The Anatomy of a Calling, which has been described as a genre-busting “spiritual self-help book dressed up as a memoir,” Lissa Rankin, MD makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls “a Hero’s Journey;” we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill.

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