Mark Barrientos

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7 Presentation Ideas That Work for Any Topic

Turn any presentation into a competitive advantage with these scientifically-proven strategies.<p>Give a great presentation and you're more likely to get promoted, sell products, win customers, engage teams, attract investors, and gain visibility.<p>In other words, presentations are important. But how do …

Public Speaking

Why Middle Managers, Rather Than Senior Leaders, Should Initiate Organizational Change

Conventional wisdom would have it that the best people to instigate change in a business are those at the top – senior management. They have the birds-eye view – they can see what needs to happen from a strategic perspective and how all the different factions of the business fit together. It just …

Framing

13 things the world's most successful leaders get right

It might be true that some people are inherently better leaders than others, but one of the things the world's most successful leaders get right is …

6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader

The function of a leader is to produce more leaders, not more followers.<p>If you work or study in the field of leadership, you already know there's a glut of information and ideas. We already have thousands of articles about leaders and leadership, and countless thoughts on what leadership is and …

Why Do Employees Quit Their Managers? Here's the No. 1 Reason in a Short Sentence

Reversing this problem is so simple, and yet it's so hard to find in most managers.<p>If I were to sit down at a coffee shop with leadership gurus John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and Simon Sinek--who have collectively sold a gazillion best-selling leadership books--and ask them this question, do you …

3 Workplace Habits of Happy and Engaged Employees, According to Research

This book, soon to be released by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals the secret to happiness at work.<p>An increasing body of evidence from positive psychology experts the likes of Richard Davidson, Shawn Achor, Barbara Frederickson and others confirm a simple fact: Happy people are better …

9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them.<p>It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people …

Does Your Boss Have Emotional Intelligence? Here Are 4 Ways to Truly Know

If your boss is faking these behaviors, he's the greatest actor since Tom Hanks.<p>Ever wonder whether your boss has a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ)? To really find out, you'd need to measure your boss's current emotional competencies against the set standard of those prolific bosses that …

An executive coach shares 7 tips for disagreeing effectively at work

It might be with a co-worker, a customer, or a boss. You don't want to get into an argument. You don't want to appear disagreeable.<p>Yet, you can't just go along. Difficult times call for difficult conversations.<p>Here are seven ways to help you look reasonable, interested and supportive, even as you …

The Best (And Amazingly Easy) Thing You Can Do to Increase Employee Engagement

It's easy to blame employees for lack of engagement, but without a clear, simple, and engaging mission statement and strategy--they won't.<p>This month, three prospective clients complained about the same thing: lack of employee engagement. The clients are completely different organizations: one is a …

This Is the Most Simple and Productive Way to Lead Your Employees in 2017

Simple. Effective. Powerful. And your employees will thank you.<p>Some critics and naysayers take a hard line on human-centered workplaces that focus on people. It's a counter-cultural trend, so you'll hear incorrect interpretations that it's too soft.<p>You'll also hear misconceptions that leaders at …

The 6 Key Secrets To Increasing Empowerment In Your Team

A few weeks ago I was sitting at a restaurant watching waiters step around some food that was spilled on the floor. This went on for almost 10 minutes before the restaurant manager came out with a mop and bucket to clean up the spill. I am fairly certain that cleaning the floors is not part of the …

The 7 Leadership Lessons I Learned From Being Abducted by My Boss

Managers this toxic end up costing the company a fortune.<p>I was just at a conference for entrepreneurs and told a group I was presenting to that I always "win the award" for having had the most toxic micromanager of anyone in the room. I told them the story. Well, not the whole story.<p>We were in a …

The Best Way To Deal With A**H@&#s? Don’t Become One

I found myself recently having to deal with a total a$$. All I did was send a short email to confirm I was doing the right thing in relation to a …