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342 Added | 3 Magazines | 7 Likes | 5 Following | 774 Followers | @drrobpennington | Psychologist and award winning Speaker, Trainer and Author Rob Pennington, PhD has been helping leaders and teams improve collaboration and performance since 1974.  His 3 electronic magazines contain articles that he has written or that he has read and selected for inclusion.  You can get more information about having Dr. Pennington make a difference in your next meeting by going to:  www.DrRobSpeaks.com 

Get Over Your Fear of Sales

When you graduate from college with a degree in communication studies and rhetoric, the business world can look very confusing. Unsure of where I fit …

Selling

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you …

Mindfulness

A Quick Technique To Stay Positive When You're Feeling Down

We all like to think of ourselves as the woman warrior, the indomitable female the can-do girl who lives every moment with intensity and attention. But, alas, we are human and we have our down days and up days and in-between days. The days when we don't feel as positive or as motivated as we might …

Chill Out and Live In the Now With Ram Dass

It can be hard to live in the now. Daily existence is filled with constant struggles that not only preoccupy our time but overwhelm our minds with worries and obligations (like the impending doom of our upcoming election). But that shouldn't stop you from trying to live that hakuna matata life.<p>So …

Networking with People You Can’t Meet in Person

These days, most professionals work with clients or colleagues across the globe — which means you’re at a serious disadvantage if you limit your networking efforts to local industry meet-ups or inviting people out to coffee. In order to develop solid professional relationships with contacts outside …

The 5 Elements of a Strong Leadership Pipeline

Investments in traditional leadership development are often misguided and a waste of money.<p>It’s not that development itself isn’t important. In a Deloitte study of 7,000 organizations this year, 89% of executives rated “strengthening the leadership pipeline” an urgent issue. That’s up from 86% last …

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

On Connecting with His Audience...

Jack Canfield Interviews Rob On Leadership

Jack Canfield interviews Rob about being a successful speaker.

Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors

For decades, business leaders believed that simply focusing on performance management was the key to building a successful company. If they just had the right vision and strategy, clear objectives, people with the skill sets to achieve those objectives, and alignment toward their goals throughout …

How A Great Amazon Book Description Can Help Authors Sell More Books

Whether on Amazon or any other e-tailer, book descriptions are more important than most authors realize. Many times I'll see blocks of text pulled from the back of the book and while, in theory, that's not a bad idea. It may not be the greatest if your book description isn't strong to begin with or …

How to Not Be Offended

There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries. They rarely talk about it, but they use it all …

Effects Of Screen Time On Adult Sleep

Screen time at night keeps adults from falling asleep and sleeping well due to cognitive stimulation and sleep deprivation. Your brain's electrical activity increases, neurons race and divert you from calming down into a peaceful state of mind for sleep.<p>In addition the physical act of responding to …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Good Bosses Create More Wellness than Wellness Plans Do

In the name of employee wellness, and in response to insurance company demands, corporations are offering well-being initiatives with financial incentives. Complete this cholesterol screening, say, and you’ll get $100 added to your paycheck; participate in some number of wellness programs, and …

The Secrets of Great Teamwork

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership). But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration.<p>The basics of team …

5 Quotes to Create a Positive Mindset During Negative Times

Let's say it's been one of those days...<p>You know what I'm talking about.<p>One of those days where you've been happily living your life when out of nowhere you trip and stumble. You run out of your favorite moisturizer. Numbers go wrong. People are cranky. Your ex contacts you and hurls abuse. Someone …

What Kind Of Stress Is Good For You

Many people believe that all stress is bad, but you may have heard that there's "good stress" and "bad stress." Do you know what people mean by that? …

Anxiety

Stress Relievers: 25 Ways to Reduce Stress

We all experience stress from time to time. When stress gets to be too much, it can take a toll on our health and well-being. That's why effective …

Meditation

How Resilient Are You?

1. When you set a goal for yourself, do you usually achieve it?<p>Yes, once I know what I want, I do the work to get there – even if I have to overcome …

Self-improvement

Speaker Magazine

Ken Sterling / January 19, 2017<p>Public speaking isn’t just an extrovert’s game. If you’re soft-spoken, here’s how to prepare for and deliver an …

Public Speaking

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Happy Workplaces Can Also Be Candid Workplaces

Recently the Communications Workers of America – the union that represents T-Mobile employees — contested a T-Mobile Employee Handbook clause on maintaining a positive work environment. The clause reads as follows: “[e]mployees are expected to maintain a positive work environment by communicating …

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same.<p>What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird …

When Stress Helps You Get More Done

Michelle Obama Rips Donald Trump in Moving Speech About the Power of Diversity

"Every single day I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, black young women – head off to school."<p>Michelle Obama gave her last commencement speech as First Lady on Friday, praising the graduating class at City College of New York for their "glorious …

Education
Australia

4 Characteristics Of An Effective Business Coach

There are three reasons you should not fly in a two-seater airplane with someone who is not a pilot. The first is you will die. I forget the other two.<p>The same rule applies to finding a business coach. There are some who are highly effective and possess the ability to get your career off the ground …