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Eye contact can be a tool for influencing others. Adults make eye contact between 30% and 60% of the time in an average conversation, but a new report says they should be making eye contact 60% to 70% of the time to create a sense of emotional connection.
We often bemoan the classic cocktail greeting, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you. What do you do?” But I’m not sure our complaints are warranted. What’s so bad about being identified by our work?
If you're in business, you can't afford to ignore social media. But how do you keep it from taking over your life?
Inc. offers three important guidelines for staying in touch without missing out on life.
Are you called to your work? Even though we talk about vocation—the Latin derivative of calling—does God really call people to “secular” work? When Christians talk about “calling,” we usually think about calling to a particular type of ministry of religious work. However, since all work is important to God, it makes sense to ask what work God wants us to do. In this extensive article, the Theology of Work project explores what the Bible says about our calling.
Trust is the relational and emotional capital on which business runs. According to this excellent article in Forbes, leaders who listen well build trust and breed loyalty. Unfortunately, less than 2% of all professionals have had any formal training in listening skills and techniques. Here are six practices that will help you be a better listener and leader.
What would you add to this list?
Want to know if someone's being dishonest during business negotiations? Excessive talking, lots of third-person pronouns and increased profanity are a few cues to watch for. Learn more in this article from Harvard Business Review.
Can God use entrepreneurship and business to lift people out of poverty and addiction. Two successful young film-industry professionals, a producer and a director, believe it is and started the Neighborhood Film Company. By creating a model of family relationships between professionals and apprentices, NFCo pours time and money into the development and support of their employees in the context of real work. Read their story and be inspired.
What critical factor is the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness? It isn't having stable team membership and the right number of people; nor having strong leadership with a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful; nor having well-defined roles and responsibilities. It isn't appropriate rewards, recognition, and resources. The number one key to team effectiveness is ...
Are you demonstrating leadership in your role no matter where you are on the totem pole? This Harvard Business Review article says you can be a leader right where you are. Read insights that will help you go far.
What suggestions do you have for those who want to "move up"?
Keep your promises, ask for feedback and dress to influence are a few ways Mark Sanborn in Entrepreneur.com recommends training yourself to be a great leader.
What would you add to his list?
How important is your work? Workplace MOJO offers three good reasons why you should never use the word “just”-- "I’m just a bank teller" for example -- when explaining your work.
At the Center for Faith & Work we believe that both you and your work have inherent value, meaning and purpose. .
Matt Monge, Top 100 Leadership Blogger, says leaders often talk about vision and culture, when they should focus on helping employees understand that what they do matters, and how it matters, and to whom it matters.
Jennifer Dukes Lee writes in The High Calling about how over-commitment (“over-yessing) forced her to leave a job she loved to put her story on hold.
How do you “over-yessed” yourself?
By Jason Karpf
Motivational speaking--and related activities such as life coaching and performance training--is a vibrant industry as organizations and individuals seek new paths to productivity, prosperity and fulfillment. One man stands out as a giant in the field: Zig Ziglar, renowned speaker, trainer and author for half a century.