Barb Mitchell

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How to Become a Master Speaker and Presenter

Public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>I don’t know if you know this, but I used to be terrified of speaking. I couldn’t get up in front of my class to give presentations. I was even scared to read in front of a …

Public Speaking

Can Being Smart Hurt Your Ability To Lead?

This one is for the up-and-comers. The go-getters. The high achievers. I hear you think you’re ready for leadership. From what I understand, you’re frustrated that you haven’t been given more management responsibility yet. You work hard. You consistently get results. And most importantly, you’re …

25 Tips Every Married Couple Needs To Hear

The "last-bite" rule is a must.<p>These serious and silly suggestions will make your marriage stronger.

Relationships

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, …

Self-improvement

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is the latter, would you like to feel better about yourself, and happier with your own body?<p>…

Happiness

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Kanban

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

TED Talks

Want to Think Like a Leader? Science Says to Do This One Thing

The answer to "What makes a great leader?" can be found in the question.<p>If you want to be a successful leader, research shows there's a winning approach you can take -- and it may not be what you expect.<p>Most people are familiar with the idea of self-affirmations and the power of positive thinking. …

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

Google Says These 5 Characteristics Can Make or Break a Successful Team

How you can apply them today to make your team more successful<p>Google studied 180 teams through its Project Aristotle over two years. They were on a quest to find the common traits among the most successful ones. Going in, they assumed the best teams were comprised of the most skilled people. But …

50 Pieces of the Best Marriage Advice We've Ever Collected

It's no secret that marriage requires major TLC as the years progress. It's ever-changing, which means you have to roll with the punches and figure out how to come out even stronger every time. And while that's no easy feat, it does help that there are endless resources out there who can offer some …

Marriage

A professor who studied relationships for 50 years says this is how you make love last

A professor has analysed more than 1,100 studies on relationships to compile a list of strategies to making love last.<p>Brian Ogolsky, professor in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, looked at every piece of academic research published on the topic of …

A simple exercise that creates intimacy with your partner

Relationships<p>Want a deeper connection with your significant other? It may be as simple as asking the right questions.<p>What’s your worst childhood experience? What turns you on more than anything? If there’s a lack of intimacy between you and your partner asking each other questions like these can …

The 5 Stages You Go Through Upon Receiving An Autism/ADHD Diagnosis

I never thought this would happen to me.<p>When I held my baby girl for the first time and looked deep into her blue eyes, I was filled with love and …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Study Skills

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter

Hiring for culture fit can seem like a mystery, but these 4 interview questions will help you get it right every time.<p>If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's …

Infographic Reveals The Secrets Of Happy Couples

It's impossible to tell whether two people will make a good couple, and once you add in all the psychological and environmental factors that …

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Bill Gates

10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business

Having an online presence is essential for firms of all sizes,The post 10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business appeared first on iamwire.

How to Criticize Anyone (Yes, Even Your Boss) and Maintain Your Relationship

Use these seven steps for a successful outcome when providing feedback.<p>Management expert Ken Blanchard coined the phrase, "Feedback is the breakfast of champions," for good reason. Feedback is a two-way street. We all need it, yet your delivery can make or break a relationship.<p>When under pressure, …

The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD

It is so common for self-employed people to have ADHD, the disorder could be renamed “the entrepreneur’s trait.”

The 3 Social Networks That Matter to Your Business and Why

As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion. But all channels aren't created equal. Here are the top three social networks to focus on today.<p>As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion.<p>But all social channels …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>About 6.4 million American children have been diagnosed with ADHD, a neurodevelopmental condition that causes problems with attention span, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s 1 in 10 school-age children (14 percent of …

ADHD

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

A top LinkedIn exec says the Dalai Lama parable CEO Jeff Weiner told him at their first meeting changed his management style

As the SVP of Global Solutions, Gamson is in charge of the global talent, marketing, sales, and learning teams, making him responsible for about half of LinkedIn's roughly 10,000 employees. He works closely with CEO Jeff Weiner.<p>Gamson told Business Insider that he follows Weiner's philosophy of …

Stereotypes