By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Sometimes as a keynote speaker, I receive emails from people who have been in my audience saying “I heard everything you said Connie, but you just don’t understand. I’m not like you. You have it made. But I am stressed. And worried about my job. And don’t have the talent or skills you do.” And I laugh, thinking – oh, if ONLY you had seen me yesterday sitting in my robe worried, stressed and overwhelmed by the day’s work ahead of me. I realize, that because I’m on a stage, I may seem invincible. Or full of humor. Or have all the answers.
By Leadership Keynote Speaker and Author Connie Podesta I’ve been an expert in human behavior for more than 25 years. So when I was asked recently what my number one advice tip would be to leaders and managers who wanted higher results and productivity from their employees, my answer was immediate. Hands down: STOP ignoring behavior you don’t want repeated. Honestly – this is the number one mistake that leaders make – and they make it OFTEN. Bottom line: Most people do not like confrontation. As a result, they tend to rationalize, look away, or make excuses for behaviors, attitudes,
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta While traveling this week I was reminded of how I came to write my book Texting Harry. It was an eye-opening story about one person’s willingness to re-think options, re-assess the desire to learn new things and re-evaluate how to fit into a future where change happens at the click of a mouse. Harry believed that texting was “stupid” and social media was a “waste of time.” It’s funny isn’t it? How sometimes perceptions can change and lives can change in the blink of an eye? I was on a plane and delayed, texting my husband, and “Grumpy Harry” as