By Hall of Fame Speaker, Leadership Guru, and Award-Winning Author Connie Podesta, MS, CSP, CPAE If you thought leaders were stressed to the breaking point before, throw in a pandemic and some economic turmoil. It’s hard enough to climb the steep hill of adapting to the wild challenges of our new normal but try making that climb while carrying an entire team on your back. That can feel exhausting and, many times, impossible. So, what’s the difference between leaders who can reach new heights during uncertainty with highly engaged, super productive teams versus those who leave workers
By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker What’s a salesperson to do in a world of unexpected challenge, predictability, and quick-as-a-blink change? Start with this first: Let go! Just let go! Sales as usual is OVER! And there’s no time or value in moaning, regretting, fuming or wishing it wasn’t happening. Instead it is time to sit up, pull it together, and begin to rethink, reformat, reinvest, and reinvent everything you have been doing in sales up to this point. That means even all the good stuff that was working. Every new strategic decision you make now could be a
By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta Change is tough. Change on a global scale that has literally hit home and business in every conceivable way? Can stop people – teams – and companies in their tracks. So, how do we get people to lean into their inherent resilience? To get out of fear that is playing in their heads and back to leading, servicing, connecting, selling, and communicating in new and adaptive ways? We add a little psychology into the mix. We teach them that change is what we do – and do well – as human beings. We gift them with tools and insights and strategies that
By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker When a pandemic forced event planners and leaders to cancel all live events almost overnight, it was hard to even imagine what the future would look like. I totally get it. As someone who makes a living speaking to conventions packed with hundreds and thousands of people, often shoulder- to-shoulder, I feel your pain, and your frustration. Social distancing has seriously thrown a big global wrench into all our calendars. The big question for most became – “Now what?” Lockdowns, shelters-in-place, and shuttered stages aside, what hasn’t
And How It Affects EVERY Aspect of Your Life By Motivational Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta The truth is attitude is HUGE when it comes to making the most from your life. And if yours is a NEGATIVE one? You can absolutely guarantee that it will cost you promotions, sales, market share, customers, business, friends, and family. It’s THAT big of a deal. And here’s why…When our attitude is negative, defeating, self-serving, or aggressive it affects EVERYTHING we do. Our ability to be productive at work. Our ability to parent. Our ability to manage relationships. Our
By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE, CSP Success is NOT the result of good timing, karma, coincidence, fate or good luck. Those are the labels used by people who REACT to what the world sends their way The true key to success is to ACT: Cease excuses. Be accountable. Take responsibility. Stand out. We’re all too familiar with the “react” mode – right? Wake up in the morning, everything’s fine then boom, we stub a toe, get a tough call from a client, have to learn a new technology platform, the internet crashes…any number of little “disasters” that we allow to derail us.