Matthew Sietmann

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9 Ways To Dramatically Improve Your Creativity

Creativity is like a muscle. It must be stretched, challenged, and occasionally pushed past its comfort zone.<p>In a previous column, I shared nine ways …

9 body language habits that make you look really unprofessional

Whether or not you realize it, using the wrong nonverbal cues can create a huge obstacle to your success. Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>Therefore, the way you present …

Public Speaking

10 Questions To Power Up Your 'Leadership Presence'

I was recently asked to coach a senior-level manager from a technology firm in Silicon Valley. I learned that this man’s work was of the highest caliber and that his advancement had (up to this point) been fast-tracked. But now his career was stalled.<p>When I asked why this high-performing manager …

Body Language

12 body language tricks to use during a job interview

"Body language can have a big impact on the way you're perceived by others, especially at work," Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder, previously told Business Insider.<p>"It can seem silly but there are psychological reasons behind it, so thinking about how you're …

Employment

12 habits of exceptionally likable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>In reality, being likeable is under your …

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

A business-etiquette expert shares 7 ways you can use body language to show confidence and win respect

Now picture yourself, approaching a co-worker or a prospective client, walking into a board meeting or a party.<p>How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room?<p>What are your eyes, hands and feet saying? What information can people gather about you before you ever say …

Why Libertarian Gary Johnson may be the best thing to happen to Hillary Clinton yet

If you haven’t done so already, you really need to meet Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for President.<p>Here’s his new campaign ad with his …

Libertarianism for Beginners

It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government.I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, …

Chimpanzees

7 Body Language Mistakes You Should Keep Out Of The Office

When we meet someone for the first time, our primitive brain decides instantly whether the person is a potential ally, enemy or somewhere in between. …

Body Language

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Practical Ways for Everyone to Be More Creative/Innovative

Few CEOs or other senior leaders would disagree in theory that innovation is the lifeblood of any successful organization today, no matter what …

Creativity

15 Productivity Tips for Pastors

The work of ministry is never done. There is always more you could do. More people you could meet with. More sermons to write. More emails to answer. …

Time Management

5 Easy Ways to Help You Deal With Stress

Stress is a normal and natural part of human life — You can’t avoid it, so how do you manage it?We encounter stress every day: in driving through …

Time Management