BEING A COACH 2017

By Cornucopia | Tools, information and Insights for coaching

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets

Live so that you feel you've left nothing on the table.<p>What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the …

A New Study Reveals 1 Surprising Fact About Leaders With High IQ

New research in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds startling evidence about what too much intelligence can do to your leadership skills.<p>Popular Wharton professor Adam Grant, author of bestsellers "Give and Take" and "Originals," once conducted a study involving hundreds of sales people that …

Emotional Intelligence

Great Mentors Don't Give Advice, They Share Experiences. Here's Why

While giving advice might feel good, stepping back and sharing experiences can often be more helpful.<p>Business owners are often looking for advice on strategies, tactics, and key decisions. However, while offering straight up advice might seem like an obvious solution, in the big picture, …

Self-improvement

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Success

20 Lessons You Need to Learn Before You're Out of Your 20s

The level of reward you experience directly correlates to the level of effort and work you invest.<p><i>What are some of the lessons one should definitely learn at their 20s? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Quora

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

Self-improvement

Six Things Beyond Your Résumé That Will Land You The Job Of Your Dreams

When you’re looking for a new job, you may think your résumé is your most important asset. But your ability to advance your career depends on many factors, and most of them have nothing to do with your past job titles or the amount of experience you’ve managed to cram into your résumé.<p>While your …

Employment

7 Must-Read Books From Entrepreneurs in the Trenches

The right books can help you grow both as a person and an entrepreneur. Here's a few book recommendations from seasoned entrepreneurs.<p>Aside from incredible success, what do Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They read more than most.<p>Founders often claim …

Success

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

Incorporated

LinkedIn Reveals New Techniques to Get a Better Job

Applying directly is the worst way to get a better job. The best jobs are found via networking or getting recruiters to call you because they found your resume.<p>Over the past few years I suggested there were a number of things a job seeker could do to get a (better) job rather than wasting time …

LinkedIn

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

Employment

8 tough brainteasers you may be asked to solve in a job interview

Some hiring managers like to ask tough questions to test a candidate’s reasoning skills or ability to think quickly and effectively under pressure. …

Employment

What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

The mentor-mentee relationship is a tango between a more senior person and a junior one. Just as in dance, coordination and orchestration between parties is necessary for grace and success. And while we and others have written about what makes the ideal mentor, comparatively less has attention has …

Leadership

Microsoft integrates LinkedIn with Word to help you write a resume

Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, promising to closely link the service with its Office suite of applications. While we’ve seen a new Windows 10 app for LinkedIn, Microsoft is unveiling an even more useful addition for its service: Resume Assistant. Office 365 subscribers will …

Microsoft

7 Signs That Your Boss May Be on the Fast Track to Failing You

These common management behaviors are surefire ways to bring down a whole team.<p>The path of leadership is a journey not for the faint of heart. It requires the prerequisite of continuous personal development before you can claim the honorable title of "leader."<p>Yet most bosses that don't deserve the …

Leadership

The best business book I've read in 20 years taught me 4 career lessons I never forgot

• <b>The most impactful book Inc's James Sudakow has ever read is "What Got You Here Won't Get You There," by Marshall Goldsmith.</b>• <b><br>The book says that the most important factor in becoming a top leader is behavior.</b>• <b><br>There are a few behaviors that derail leaders once they reach the upper echelons of</b> …

Leadership

Jeff Bezos asks 3 questions before bringing a new hire onto an Amazon team

• <b>Venture capitalist Li Jiang read over all of Jeff Bezos' shareholder letters to get insights from the Amazon CEO.</b>• <b><br>In a letter from 1998, Jeff Bezos outlines questions he asks himself about potential new hires.</b>• <b><br>His questions center around if he admires the new hire and if he believes they are capable</b> …

Jeff Bezos

Scientists say this quick test reveals if you have charisma

Do you have the X-factor?<p>True charisma is pretty hard to define but it's safe to say you can always tell when someone has 'it', that elusive X-factor.<p>…

Personality

These 4 mind tricks will help you kill it at job interviews

Job interviews are a stressful situation where the stakes are high for you to deliver and impress. When you’re on edge in these make-or-break …

Employment

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Psychology

Wedding Inspiration, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Despite brides' understanding that we're ambling down a well-walked aisle, we still appreciate <i>our</i> singular stroll—the ways our wedding journey will be all our own. But it's easy to feel like every sister-in-white has read the same "75 Ways to Make Your Wedding Unique" article. It's a great piece, …

Weddings

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The 10 Afflictions of Entrepreneurship--and How to Beat Them

10 Illnesses and Afflictions Associated With Entrepreneurship<p>Entrepreneurship is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for many professionals. You get to create something that's uniquely your own, make your own schedule and rules, surround yourself with the best people you can find, and hopefully, …

Work-life Balance

Make Tough Decisions More Easily and Get Your Team On Board Using These 3 Tips

Peak performance leaders know how to best resolve arguments and get the team aligned and moving forward together.<p>As business leaders we routinely find ourselves in the middle of arguments. At least we hope so. Because the more passion we generate about our company and its mission, the more our …

Leadership

Use these 3 tips to talk like a boss

When you become a boss, you not only need to know how to be a leader, you need to learn how to communicate like one, too. Language that was fine for …

Leadership

Don’t ever spill these personal details at work or on job interviews

Research shows the older you get, the more you overshare – which can hurt your career.<p>Loose lips sink professional relationships.<p>Most employees are …

Employment

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose

Most companies have articulated their purpose — the reason they exist. But very few have made that purpose a reality for their organizations.<p>Consider Nokia. Before the iPhone was introduced, in 2007, Nokia was the dominant mobile phone maker with a clearly stated purpose — “Connecting people” — and …

Harvard Business Review

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Introverts