Collaboration is something that is the buzzword in today’s business world.  Everyone is looking to collaborate and develop stronger strategic alliances that will result being greater innovation, profits and synergy.  Most executives would like to find out the magic ingredients on how collaboration and strategic alliances are developed, nurtured and successfully implemented.

Author Martin Echavarria has studied how collaboration and strategic alliances are successfully developed and result in a positive synergy for all parties involved.  In our interview together about his new book entitled ” Enabling Collaboration-Achieving Success Through Strategic Alliances and Partnership” he explains how any business can gain traction and better develop these all important relationships.

Martin states that certain key skills employed across the alliance development process are important regardless of alliance type.  These skills consist of emotional intelligence, relationship intelligence, perspective taking, systems thinking, cognitive intelligence and somatic intelligence.

To learn more about successful collaboration and alliance development please listen to my interview with Martin.  If you want to check out Martin’s website you can click here.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with Martin Echavarria the author of “Enabling Collaboration

There is not a person working in business or starting a business that is not looking to find ways and techniques to become more productive.  Most of us have heard David Allen and his process called Getting Things Done, and believe me this system if implemented and followed works wonderfully.

I recently was introduced to Ben Elijah the author of “The Productivity Habits“.  Ben has been studying how we as human beings interact with information.  In other words how we manage information as it comes across our transit.

In his new book  “The Productivity Habits” you will learn ways to capture, process and use the right tools to organize and archive the information so is can be retrieved when you want it, where you want it and how you want it.   As Ben writes ” Productivity is not about how much stuff you’re able to produce, how smart you’re able to work or your ability to juggle lots of spinning plates.  Nor is it your ability to succeed at a job that you hate.  Rather, it’s a matter of mastery and perspective.  Mastery over yourself and your resources, and the perspective to decide what’s truly important to what deserves your attention.”   

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your work and processing project after project, then you will want to read Ben’s new book “The Productivity Habits“.  It is a simple read, as a matter of fact you can probably read it in one setting.  The book is part of Lid Publishing series called Concise Advice for business people that are time bound.

Please check out Ben’s website and blog by clicking here, or visit his Twitter posts by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy our interview together, and here is to you being more productive yet with more happiness in your life!!!!!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan Kramer about his newest book, “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy.”  In his book, Bryan talks about how to figure out what kind of sharer you are and how you can connect with others like you.  He also tells us that you need to speak “human” to become a better sharer.

Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer.  He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, with over 300,ooo social fans and followers.

Find out more about Bryan Kramer and his book “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy” here.  You can also follow Bryan on Twitter and Facebook.

 

In this interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with New York Times bestselling author, Tommy Spaulding. His newest book “The Heart Led Leader” is truly inspirational. Tommy writes about how every leader should have a leadership philosophy that they can follow on a daily basis. Spaulding believes that true leaders live and lead from the heart.

Tommy is the Founder and President of Spaulding Companies. He has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. In 2012, Tommy Spaulding was named by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as one of the 100 MOST FAVORITE SPEAKERS in the nation.

Learn more about Tommy Spaulding and “The Heart Led Leader” here.  You can also follow Tommy on Facebook and Twitter.

 

This interview is with the remarkable Diana Rivenburgh on here most recent book “The New Corporate Facts of Life.”  In this book, Diana can show business leaders how to seize and profit from the opportunities born every day in this new era of catalytic change.  This book will arm readers with practical models and tools in order to rid your business of outdated and useless practices and to bring it up to speed with modern influences.

Diana Rivenburgh has 25+ years  experience with organizational and leadership development, change, consulting and strategy creation.  She has her M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University and her B.S. in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology.

Learn more about Diana Rivenburgh at strategic-imperatives.com.  You can also purchase “The New Corporate Facts of Life” here.

 

Recently I was able to talk with Larry Weidel, author of “Serial Winner.”  In this very fascinating book, Larry talks about how he has learned from those who always seem to be winning at life.  He takes us through the five basic actions of the Cycle of Winning:  Move forward when you feel stuck, crush early doubts and give yourself the best shot of success, overcome obstacles to win anyway, maintain your mental toughness until you cross the finish line, and avoid the winner’s trap and use the momentum of each win to achieve the next.

Larry Weidel  has worked in the financial services industry for many years.  I think you will find his humor and good sense very appealing in “Serial Winner.”  Purchase a copy here and you can learn more about Larry at weidelonwinning.com.

 

In this interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with May McCarthy, the author of “Path to Financial Wealth.”  This is truly a great read.

May talks about how there are seven steps to make the All-Knowing Power of the universe your new business partner.  She will take you step by step to teach you how to create and cultivate your new business partner so that you can achieve more of the good stuff in life.  When you learn to follow the steps you will notice that you aren’t working as hard to reach your goals.

May McCarthy is a 34+ year serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author, and philanthropist.  She has become successful by implementing spiritual principles into her ventures, and it is her passion to pass her knowledge on to others.

Learn more about May McCarthy at www.maymccarthy.com and you can purchase “Path to Financial Wealth” here.

 

In this interview I spoke with the founder and Catalyst at Success Redefined, Larry Kesslin.  In his new book “Success Redefined” he writes about how the more we understand how success drives our lives the more we can redefine it so we can live more fulfilled lives.  He talks about his old definition of success being “the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want,” and why he has since changed it to “success is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want—while being part of something greater than myself.”

Larry Kesslin has been an entrepreneur who has focused the past 21 years helping business owners in the IT industry become more successful. His belief is that by helping others get what they want, he will get more than he needs.  You can follow Larry here on his blog.  Pre-order your copy of “Success Redefined” here.  

 

I had the pleasure of speaking with Keith Rollag about his book “What to do When You’re New.”  Keith’s book gives great techniques and key strategies to help you become more comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations.  If you get nervous and anxious in new situations whether its starting a new job or moving into a new neighborhood Keith Rollag will take you through steps and practices to make you more comfortable and eventually being able to teach others what to do when they’re new.

Keith Rollag is a professor at Babson College, a small private school just outside of Boston that specializes in entrepreneurial leadership.  He first realized the challenges that come with being new when he moved to Japan for a previous employer.  Over the past twenty years he has interviewed lots of newcomers, asked some to keep diaries of their experiences, and conducted surveys in several organizations.

I think you will find this interview very enlightening.  You can follow Keith on twitter as well as purchase his book on Amazon