Feedback or Coaching – What Drives Lasting Behavior Change?

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show!

Do you want to make a lasting and positive impression and perception with people? Get a coach! Coaching is and has always been a method to develop teams and leaders. That’s why sports teams have traditionally had coaches and pay them mega bucks to make their team great. But, many organizations mistake giving performance feedback with coaching. Ask anyone if they like getting or giving feedback, and the answer is typically “no.” Coaching, on the other hand, is highly interactive, and in business, usually driven by the coachee, who asks for insights and support. Join us this week with Alisa Cohn, world-renowned coach who was named one of the world’s top 100 coaches by Inc. Magazine. Coaching is one of the key tools to help shape you into the best you can be – listen and learn how.

Alisa Cohn, named one of the Top 100 Speakers for 2018 by Inc. Magazine

Alisa Cohn is an executive coach who works with senior executives and high potential leaders to help them create permanent positive shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She also works with founder/CEO’s of startups and other high growth companies to help them lead for scale. Alisa also speaks to groups on various topics and designs and facilitates offsites for senior teams. Her areas of specialty include: Executive presence; Power, influence and charisma; Decision-making; Corporate politics; Personal mastery.

Alisa was named one of the Top 100 Speakers for 2018 by Inc. Magazine. She was selected as one of the Top 10 Coaches by Women’s Business, which called her “absolutely brilliant,” and “a super hero.” Alisa was selected by Marshall Goldsmith in his 100 Coaches project.

 

 

 

 

Bestselling Author and Graphic Designer Matt Margolis on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please tune in on Monday, May 7 at 5 PM Eastern when I welcome bestselling author and graphic designer Matt Margolis to Your Book Your Brand Your Business:

Matt Margolis is a bestselling author, graphic designer, former architect, and a consumer of books and coffee. He is the co-author of the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama and the author of the forthcoming book The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama, released in April 2018.

He lives with his family on a vineyard near Buffalo, New York.

Matt’s exceptional graphic design work is on display at his site, www.logotecture.com, where you can read glowing testimonials from clients like me:

“If you’re seeking innovative interior formatting and original cover design to attract readers and provide a compelling visual representation of your work, I cannot recommend Matt highly enough. He’s also incredibly efficient, which means our project are completed on time, every time. ”

In addition to book covers, he creates original logos and promotional graphics. During the live show, we’ll discuss Matt’s bestselling books, the importance of cover design and formatting, writing for success, and how to market your book to your audience in the digital age. We look forward to answering your questions from the chat room!

UPDATE: My apologies, but due to illness, I had to cancel this week’s show with Matt Margolis. I’m rescheduling his interview and will post the update information soon.

 

 

Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail

My work as a ghostwriter offers endless opportunities to learn from other people. One of my current projects, Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail from author Erik Dardas combines a personal story with valuable lessons learned from over three decades with Home Depot. The result is an entertaining, instructive, and motivational book that supports every reader’s personal development.

From the book description:

How does a “hard-charger” who once got himself demoted recover to achieve remarkable success with the world’s most iconic home improvement retailer? In Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, 33-year Home Depot veteran Erik Dardas offers readers a no-holds-barred account of his own screw-ups, successes and learnings. Struggling with the daily pressure to honor the legacy of his own father as well as company founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the Mike Rowe of the retail industry boldly shares the down, dirty, and often shocking details of dealing with the public, managing employees, and controlling one’s own behavior.

Along with merchandise, human nature is on full display for better or for worse, but as Dardas relates from his own experience, you have a choice in both retail and life: you can either allow its complexities to break you or build you into a better human being. In the tradition of Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion, this motivational book celebrates the timeless values of work ethic, integrity, and leadership – qualities that, in today’s rapidly evolving business climate, all participants – whether new to the workforce or seasoned members of management – could greatly benefit from.

As we get closer to release in late 2018/early 2019, Erik will be a guest on Your Book Your Brand Your Business to share more about his journey. In the meantime, you can connect with him on LinkedIn, follow him on Twitter, and add him as a friend on Facebook.

Cover design by Matt Margolis of Logotecture.com.

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