You know the old saying, “We can’t live with it and we can’t live without it?” Well that certainly applies to change. None of us can quite get our heads wrapped around how we feel about change. Sometimes it’s AWESOME. New places to visit. Exciting new job. Intriguing options. Plateaus to overcome. Limitations to conquer. End of boredom. Beginning of excitement. But then there’s the other side to change. You know – that gut feeling that tells us we are in over our heads. Brain freeze. Anxiety. Anger. Attitude that says “what was wrong with the way we used to do it?” Unknowns. Loss.
Forget What Anyone Tells You to the Contrary! by Connie Podesta Listen, there's all kinds of people in the world. Those who will lift you up and those who drag you down. And some who are quick to tell you that getting ahead, succeeding, doing a great job at work all has to be an effort in drudgery, dullness and nose to the grindstone. Truth is? Some of the most successful people on the planet LOVE what they do every day. They have FUN with it. And even the parts of work that are well -- WORK. They make it fun. They find a way to enjoy the day. I get it - don't get me wrong.
The Power of Influence and Empowerment By Business Motivational Speaker and Human Relations Expert Connie Podesta Bottom line? If there was ever a time this world needs great leaders--it is NOW! But let there be no doubt about it, Leadership and helping others succeed? Is a TOUGH job. It’s both a privilege and a life-changing responsibility. As a leader, YOU have a direct impact on other people’s successes (or failures) as a result of: Your Choices. Your intellect. Your creativity. Your power to influence. Your Integrity. And your ability to coach, mentor and teach others
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Last time I introduced you to the eight high performance behaviors that can give you the best odds of staying employed. Remember we are NOT talking about necessarily keeping the job you have, but rather focusing on how you can keep income coming in regardless of what may happen to the particular job you have at this moment. I am interested in you having the skills necessary to STAY EMPLOYED even if something were to happen to the job you have. Think of yourself as the CEO of your career. YOU are in charge. And, as a result, you may have one client
An Q& A With Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Question: Connie, although I have no reason to believe my job is in jeopardy, I still worry. Everywhere I turn I meet someone who has been laid off, fired, or let go. I go to work each day and try to do my best, but I'm not sure that is enough anymore. My boss is not very good at communicating what he needs or expects and rarely gives me feedback. What can I do to guarantee I will keep my job and stay employed, especially in tough times? Answer: You are not the only one to ask this question. I hear it from people everywhere, in every
A Q & A With Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Question: My boss called me in to his office the other day. He told me that he thought my "attitude" lately had been getting in the way of me doing my job well. I resented this very much and I want to know what I should do. A lot is going on in my personal life right now, and I may not be the happiest person all the time, but I still manage to get to work everyday, and I try to do my job the best I can. I think my personal life is none of his business. What do you think? Answer: I think you need to reaccess your situation more honestly.
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Several times a week I get e-mails that are very similar in nature. According to my clients, audiences, and readers, difficult people seem to be everywhere! People tell me that they are being nagged at home, controlled at work, pressured in social circles, and subjected to negative thoughts, attitudes and behaviors in all areas of their lives. As one reader said; "It is hard enough to stay positive with all the things going on in my own life without having to deal with everyone else's problems and gripes". I believe most people are looking for advice,
As an organizational therapist and ardent observer of human behavior, Twitter is a fascinating social phenomenon. Actually, I find all of the social media networking is a great lesson in communication styles, and enjoy speaking about it. It appears to be far easier to spit out 140 characters than to take the time and work on clear and concise communication no matter the style. No one appears to judge you on such small sound bites. However no matter what the delivery system, it sometimes seems that folks just don't understand the importance of what they say. People can forget how