Steven Carrillo

468 Added | 8 Magazines | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @TA317 | Hello everyone! My name is Steven and I am a nationally-recognized motivational speaker and coach. I am also a certified personal finance counselor, success coach and have delivered numerous presentations on strategic planning and marketing development.

Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People

Posted 11.13.2014<p>Delivering his monologue after the midterm elections last week, David Letterman was talking about President Obama’s low approval …

Good Ideas Make It Harder To Be A Great Leader

<i>The following is a guest piece by Princeton University Professor Derek Lidow.</i><p>You would think that good ideas make it easier to be a good leader. …

Making leaders

Dwight D. Eisenhower described leadership as “the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Eisenhower …

10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

The way you think about <i>yourself</i> is the biggest factor in stress and productivity.<p>Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you.<p>10 ways to increase stress:<p>…

The Smartest Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask

No one wants to hire a dummy.<p>That's part of what the interview process is for – it's a chance for your hopefully soon-to-be boss to determine your …

This App Helps You Stay in Touch With Your Professional Contacts (and Your Mom)

You’ve probably heard that, as far as advancing in your career is concerned, it’s all about who you know .<p>Here’s a secret: The real career mojo stems …

Leadership: an evolutionary journey

Have we learned anything new about the relationships between leader behavior, morale, workmanship and turnover over the past few decades? Are we …

Study Reveals The Career Strategy That Top CEOs Have In Common

According to new research published in the Harvard Business Review, that may be a career-sabotaging trend.<p>At least if any of them want to become big-time CEOs.<p>Taking from a sample of Fortune 500 CEOs, management consultants Sarah Dillard and Vanessa Lipschitz found that both men and women rise to …

Mary Barra

How to Do a Great Job on a Stretch Assignment | The Fast Track

<b>What do you do when you’re assigned a project that feels like a real stretch and where you don’t have experience?</b><p>If you’ve been handed a new …

7 Tips for Writing Killer Emails to Your Boss

If you really want to get your message across, make sure you understand the mindset of the person you’re emailing.<p>Amazon (amzn) lists close to 6,000 …

7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

“If wisdom were offered me on the one condition that I should keep it shut away and not divulge it to anyone,” said Roman philosopher Seneca, “I …

Creativity

How can you stay excited about your job? Don't get comfortable

<i>MPW Insider Network is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. This</i> …

The Art of Not Working at Work

At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.<p>Two years ago a civil servant in the German town of Menden wrote a farewell message to his colleagues on the day of …

Women in tech earn less than men: Here's one reason why

Women in the technology industry earn significantly less than men, according to a new study, partly because they ask for lower salaries.<p>The average …

6 Surprising Benefits of Not Getting an Internship You Want

Nothing’s fun about researching, looking for and applying for an internship. With the pressure to gain experience and build an impressive resume in …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

How to succeed at your first job? Forget the paycheck

<i>40 under 40 Insider Network is one of several online communities where the most thoughtful and influential people in business under 40 answer timely</i> …

How a crash and burn can reignite your career

Sometimes, you have a bad day at the office. Sometimes you have a very bad day at the office. And then you have Terri Lynn Land, who, on Election Day, had an extremely terrible, horrible, no-good unbelievably very bad day running for office.<p>Land was the Republican candidate for an open Senate seat …

5 Words That Can Doom Your Career

“To whom it may concern” — you should never use this bland business-letter greeting in your cover letter.<p>Like most default modes, “To whom it may …

Human Resource Executive Magazine®

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Why Some People Get Promoted (And Others Don’t)

Success is not a straight line. While patience and great work are essential, they don’t pave the way forward in a logical progression.<p>Consider how …

Setting the Record Straight on Job Interviews

You scored a job interview, and now it’s time to get ready. Before you start prepping, you have to consider whose advice to take. Should you believe your colleague when she says that you have to wear a suit even though you’re interviewing at a tech start-up? Or do you trust your friend who says, …

Need Inspiration? Don’t Think Too Far Outside The Box, Study Says

Searching for solutions far from the problem doesn’t increase creativity, according to new research.<p>Conventional wisdom on problem-solving says to “think outside the box,” but a new study on creativity suggests that the best ideas are often close at hand.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh …

Creativity

What Do Experts Do For 10,000 Hours? How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

My dad and I were standing in the front yard. Maybe that's why I remember it. We typically practiced baseball in the backyard, but for some reason we …

Why I Connect With Strangers on LinkedIn

In online and real-world networking, the same principle applies: You never know when you might make a crucial connection.<p>Social networks are like any …

Business School

6 Steps That Help Generate Leaders from Followers

<i>Guest post from Taffy Williams:</i><p>Leaders must be creative and agile in their thinking in order to create the leaders of tomorrow. It is easy to stand …

How Quitting Email Made My Team Communicate Better

<i>Max Nalsky is the founder and CEO of Pyrus, the workplace collaboration and productivity platform.</i><p>We operate in a world of inboxes. Everyone has his or her collection of points where other people can touch them — email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype – the list goes on. It’s easily overwhelming, and we …