Leadership: The Irony of Disruption by Business Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Scan the pages of any business publication, and you’ll come away with the message that successful leaders are supposed to innovate. Disrupt. Push the envelope. Think outside the box. Break the rules. Oh yes, disruption is very trendy right now. Let’s dive into that. Businesses have played a bit of a semantics game with the word “disruption.” For most of our lives, disruption was something to be avoided because it led to discord, turmoil, and problems. Not a healthy environment in which to do work or
COMMUNICATION: More Important Than EVER in Our Frantic 24/7 World By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Communication used to be my #1 topic. But not anymore. Now, people are lulled by the flashy, new, quirky “it” topics-- Innovation. Collaboration. Integration. Synergy. And the list goes on. These topics definitely sounds trendier than just the simple old-school communication topic. But let’s be honest. The flashiest topics in the world still depend on one thing—YOUR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE your ideas, thoughts, feelings, and concerns in a way that allows people to
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta... It's one of the toughest things leadership has to face. Firing, letting go...laying off. It's stressful, uncomfortable and awkward for most managers. I have a few thoughts on the topic that I'd like to share from a leadership interview I did... I hope it makes a difference for you... Leadership takes courage, more so now than I think in a very long time. Expectations are high and truly a lot is on the line. As a leadership speaker, I'm always focused on giving managers and team leaders new insights, strategies and solutions
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta This week I wanted to share with you an excerpt from a leadership interview I did with Dr. Tim Elmore. In it I get to let you in on a little secret about how I got started as a motivational speaker and share the one sentence that literally changed my career - and I still carry with me to this day. Watch it now!
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Reality: Leadership is a powerful privilege--open to everyone, regardless of title or job description. Leadership is about how you CHOOSE to live your life. Often people tell me that they would hate to do what I do—speak to thousands of people every year. And I get that. In fact, research shows that 85% of people rank public speaking as their #1 fear, with death coming in as #5 and drowning #7. Think about that one for just a minute. That means that most of you would rather have me come into your house, hold your head under water until you were dead—than
Start by Separating the Little Stuff From The Big Stuff by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta In a time where people are focused not just on getting ahead – but staying afloat in a shifting economy by continuously doing what they can to bolster their job security, there are a few “must know” steps to watch for. First things first -- Keep your personal lives personal. While it’s tempting to share in the office -in times of stress people tell secrets that they would not ordinarily tell. What do you risk when you tell too much? First, you will get advice you don’t want, and secondly, people
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Here is my two-minute tip of the month on leadership. Short & Sweet! Share with your friends and co-workers and let me know what you think! How are YOU standing out in a LEADERSHIP role?