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
If you follow my blog then you know that I am a bit of a geek and someone who is always looking for better ways to build relationships, stay in touch and do it more effectively. I recently stumbled across a new cloud based platform called “Cloze“. I happen to have tried out the 14-day free trial of the software, then purchased the software for my personal use.
So what makes Cloze different from all the thousands of CRM systems out on the internet? Simply stated is aggregates data and information about your friends, clients and prospects from across several social media platforms and has a user friendly user interface that really makes is intuitive to use and become more productive. Believe me this cloud based system is not like any other CRM you have encountered, but once you give it a whirl you will see what I am speaking about.
In this interview with Alex Cote one of the founder of Cloze we discuss the differentiators in the software and some of the new things in development. I know everyone who enjoys staying on the cutting edge of technology, and wants to start using as system to make them more productive then you will certainly appreciate Cloze.
If you want to download the 14-day free trial please click here, ( for a 10% discount when you are ready to purchase, please use this code tun3pam2ok6wyb9n) if you want to read some of the Tweets click here to be directed to the organization’s Twitter page and read what users are raving about!!!!
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Alex Cote co-founder of Cloze.
I certainly review a variety of books for my podcast interviews, and I am always looking for authors and content that can be applied to real work applications.
I have to say that Bill Cates and his new book entitled ” Beyond Referrals” is one of those books that almost anyone in the business world can read and gain useful insight into building relationships, and getting referrals to perpetuate their business.
Bill speaks with me in our interview about building what he refers to as a “Referral Mindset” Bill states that beliefs and awareness of referrals is ultimately what will determine your success in obtaining more referrals. If you believe something is possible, then you will see the opportunities.
Bill asks the reader to ask themselves three (3) questions: 1) Are you committed to referrals? 2) Do you believe asking for referrals is safe? 3) Do you have a process to generate referrals? In our interview together we explore these questions and more about building a business based on referrals.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with the master of referrals Bill Cates about his new book “Beyond Referrals” , if you want more information about his book please click here to be taken to his website, or click here to go to his Twitter landing page.
Every organization today is attempting to get the greatest engagement and productivity from their employees. In my recent interview with author Joan Kingsley the author of ” The Fear-Free Organization” we discuss the important characteristics required to create a fear free organization.
Leadership and trust are obviously a key characteristics that that help to build confidence in the employees, but neuroscience shows that individuals and organizations are more successful when people are encouraged to take risks, to explore new ideas, and to channel their energies in ways that work for them. In my interview with author Joan Kingsley we explore how to make your organization less fear driven and more fearless.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Joan Kingsley about her new book entitled ” The Fear-Free Organization” You can learn more about Joan and the book by clicking here to be taken to her consulting organization website.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Shoemaker the author of a new book entitled “Can’t Not Do–The Compelling Social Drive That Changes Our World.” In our interview together we discuss the elements and passion required to change the world.
Paul is focused on letting the readers know that taking on a social project is for anyone. You don’t have to create a nonprofit or have thousands of people following your movement. He states that ” we have the solutions, technology and resources necessary to fight many of the world’s largest social problems. Paul contends that the missing link is more people, committed people who can marshall resources with passion to make change happen.
In “Can’t Not Do” he cites many success stories of people who have addressed social issues head on, and have resolved many of our worlds problems. Take David Risher who founded an organization called “Worldreader” that uses technology to bring reading materials to areas where they’re most needed. Worldreader is helping fight illiteracy by helping half a million schoolchildren in 50 developing countries start reading, or Kerry Mc Cleahan who founded “Ready for Kindergarten Initiative” a program that helps children who are kindergarten age become better prepared for school so they get a headstart when they do enter the formative years of their education.
Paul has great stories of people just like you and me who are making a difference, and have a passion to change the world. His book is a guide designed to assist the reader in defining their “can’t not do” initiative then with tips, guidance and success stories encourage the reader to take action.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great thought leader and author. If you want to learn more about Paul and Social Venture Partners the organization that he is the Founding President of just click here to be directed to the website.
I am certain that almost everyone listening to this podcast is interested in better health and nutrition. So what makes the approach that Dallas & Melissa Hartwig authors of the new book ” Whole 30” so much different that all the other diet & nutrition programs?
In my interview with Dallas Hartwig we explore how “Whole30” transforms your life. It is not a diet program or even a quick fix for that matter. The “Whole 30″ program has been carefully designed to change the food you eat, and find out which foods are causing you health challenges.
Dallas and Melissa are focused on good nutrition, detoxing and only having you eat food that work for you. The physical benefits of the Whole30 are profound, 96% of the participants lose weight and improve their body composition without counting or restricting calories. Dallas recommends not stepping on the scale everyday to measure your weight , instead he focuses on how you feel and how you clothes fit as an indicator of success.
Our country is filled with food related disease from high blood pressure to diabetes and most if not all of the conditions can be eliminated through better nutrition, exercise and stress reduction. One of the major causes of theses diseases is inflammation, as Dallas states it is like being a little bit sick all the time. Your food choices can rectify almost all of the associated inflammation, and related illnesses so choose wisely.
I trust you will find my interview with author Dallas Hartwig insightful and filled with useful guidance toward better health. I recommend you check out the Whole30 website by clicking here, and also visit the Whole30 Facebook page by clicking here.
It is seldom that I come across a book that is packed full of insight, wisdom and real world applications. I had the honor of conducting an interview with Rebecca Costa the author of ” The Watchman’s Rattle-Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction“, about her new groundbreaking book.
Rebecca states that many of our current world problems are due to the accelerating complexity which outpaces the rate at which the human brain can function and develop new capabilities. If you feel that our world is moving at breakneck speed and you are not able to keep up with the pace, you are not alone. In the “Watchman’s Rattle” Rebecca cites civilizations such as and Mayan, Khmer and Roman empires which fell and became extinct due to trying to find quick fixes to their problems. Drought, food shortages, war, population growth as all factors that we face today, and will require that we think our way out of extinction. Biological capabilities–the genetic features of each human organism–represent the only common denominator in every civilization and therefore, must necessarily play a role in every civilization’s outcome. Evolution can not be left out of the conversation, ” The Watchman’s Rattle” the the book that allows for us to have this dialogue and understand our challenges, and hopefully come to a way out of extinction.
Rebecca cites what she refers to as supermemes which are beliefs that have transferred from generation to generation and are at the foundation of the challenges we are facing as a civilization today. Everything from irrational opposition to extreme economics, Rebecca and I discuss these supermemes in our interview together.
If you are interested in learning more about Rebecca Costa and her fascinating viewpoint on our current state of the world, then I recommend you click here to be directed to her website.
She is also the host of “The Costa Report” which is a online radio show that she does weekly, you can click here to be directed to the show.
I hope you enjoy the lively interview with Rebecca Costa author of “The Watchman’s Rattle” Rebecca’s Facebook page, Twitter page
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Phyllis King the author of a new book entitled “The Energy of Abundance“. In our interview together we explore how one can connect to an abundant core and master the art of receiving.
The Energy Game is about intentionally directing your focus to choose which frequencies are going to consume and align with us as truthfu . Phyllis states that our consciousness responds to feelings and potent thought, it does not differentiate between real and imagined.
Phyllis has developed the “Energy Game” as way to access and invite in the energy of abundance. The Energy of Abundance shows the reader how to bring calm to your chaos and laughter to your missteps. If the you have practiced techniques to access abundance in your life, and those techniques have not worked you will want to read Phyllis’ book ” The Energy of Abundance“. The book is filled with great stories and examples of people that have practiced the “Energy Game” and succeeded at bringing abundance into their lives from romance to money.
If you want to learn more about physic Phyllis King, please click here to be directed to her website or you can check Phyllis out on Facebook. I hope you enjoy my interview with Phyllis King author or ” The Energy of Abundance“.
How many of you have had an opportunity to speak before a group of people and wished you could have conveyed your message in a more compelling way? I know that this has happened to my several times, and while I have known about the impact a good storyteller can make on an audience I never felt that I was very proficient at the storytelling process.
In my interview with my friend and author Karen Dietz, we discuss her new book entitled “Business Storytelling for Dummies“. We explore some of the mistakes that many of us make in developing our story as well as practices for organizing a great story. So just what is a story as defined by the authors : ” A story provides packets of sensory language presented in a particular way that allows the listeners to quickly and easily internalize the material, comprehend it, and create meaning from it.” Easier said than done, right!!
I must say that “Business Storytelling for Dummies” is very well organized, and provides the reader with an opportunity to explore, understand and practice new skills in storytelling. It takes the reader through a step by step process in developing their story no matter what the circumstance. If you are interested in developing new business opportunities, working on sales and meeting presentations or improving customer service within your organization, then learning how to organize and tell a great story will improve your odds of getting your point across and with excitement, engagement and interest by your audience.
If you want to learn more about business storytelling then I would recommend that you read “Business Storytelling for Dummies” and listen to this podcast. You can also check out Karen’s website Just Story It by clicking the link, or the Facebook page by clicking here, and Twitter by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Karen Dietz about her new book “Business Storytelling for Dummies”