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Toastmasters Modernizes its Education Program with Pathways

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Toastmasters International, the world leader in developing communication and leadership skills, has …

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Infographics

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Leadership

EU GDPR Infographic: What the new Regulation means in 1 minute

If your organisation does business within the European Union or collects data on European citizens you’ve likely been told about the newly approved …

The Leader’s Calendar

In the lexicon of management, the CEO is the epitome of leadership. Yet surprisingly little is known about this unique role. While CEOs are the ultimate power in their companies, they face challenges and constraints that few others recognize.<p>Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex …

Management

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Becoming An Authentic Leader

As Eckhart Tolle said, “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.”<p>Authenticity is a favorite buzzword of the 21st century, yet it is one of the most commonly misunderstood. As youths, we were encouraged to be ourselves, think independently and not follow the crowd. What kid …

Leadership

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LinkedIn

Toastmasters International -

In Toastmasters, you learn to lead. You do it by giving feedback to speakers, serving as a club officer or mentoring other members. With the …

Leadership

Toastmasters International -

"When in Rome … ” the saying goes, so if you use humor in your presentation (and who doesn’t?), that means what’s funny in Italy will not necessarily …

Public Speaking

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

The Simple Art Of Leadership That Few People Understand

Jack explains that leadership is all about people. When the leader gets relationships right, everything else falls into place<p>Leadership, at its core, is extremely simple. Yet very few people are willing to do what it takes to boil leadership down to what it really is.<p>According to leadership expert, …

Leadership

7 Leadership Lessons You Can Use To Scale Your Company After Nearly Going Bankrupt

The odds of business survival are not stacked in your favor. Even the most optimistic business leader cannot argue with the available statistics about business survival rates.<p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, two-thirds of all businesses make it at least two years while half of all …

Business Strategy

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness

What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Leadership Style

The Enneagram personality test is a transformative tool. While many assessments help people understand their strengths, the Enneagram takes it a step further. It’s a map of the human psyche, providing a deep understanding of human behavior.<p>The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types, …

Leadership

Infographic: 6 trends shaping the digital advertising industry

Digital channels are dominating the advertising market.<p>As the landscape expands, new avenues for distribution and, ultimately, new challenges are …

Digital Advertising

How to Make Your Post-Merger Reorg a Success

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. From the $68 billion CVS-Aetna deal to the $27 billion merger of Microsoft and LinkedIn, 2017 set records with more than 50,000 deals, valued at $3.7 trillion. This momentum is continuing into 2018 with the bidding war for UK media company Sky …

Management

PR Incentives - The Official District 71 Toastmasters International UK & Ireland website

Our Public Relations Manager Laura Bruce has a range of incentives to support you in promoting your club, and raising awareness of Toastmasters.<p>If …

United Kingdom

Is Your Business Ready For Voice Search?

10-MINUTE READ · By Tina Arnoldi.Voice search is the new mobile. More than a passing trend, it’s a technology that businesses need to pay attention …

Mobile Devices

LinkedIn CEO: Here are the real skills you need to be successful at work

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner stressed the importance of interpersonal skills in a changing digital world.<p>In a job market that stresses the importance of …

Employment

Infographic: Engaging the C-Suite with content marketing

As a marketer, getting through to the elusive C-level executive audience can be tough. They’re time-poor, and more demanding, analytical and …

Marketing

The Surprising Ways Your Office Design Shows You Trust Your Employees

When team members feel trusted, they are more engaged in their work.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Game rooms, contemplation suites and rooftop running tracks. These may sound like modern innovations -- emblematic of the workplace of 2018 -- but businesses …

The Workplace

Using Design Thinking to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Far too many great ideas for solving pressing social problems are not being applied at the scale they deserve, because thousands of nonprofit organizations are teetering on the brink of collapse. Of the 300,000 nonprofits in the United States, two-thirds have an annual budget of $500,000 or below, …

Nonprofits

The Art Of Storytelling: A New But Crucial CFO Skill

Compared to five years ago, the role of the CFO looks very different. Once confined to finance and number crunching, CFOs ensured operational profitability and oversaw financial risk management. Today, however, the CFO role has transformed into a strategic role. I spoke with Sandy Cockrell, Global …

Data Warehousing

Escaping the vicious cycle of Plan & Execute

Tell me if this sounds familiar:<p>Well-thought-out strategies change seemingly every other quarter.<br>• 9-month projects that take two years to …

Project Management

Agile Is Not A Method -- It Is A Way Of Thinking

Depending on your sources, the hype of agile may be fading behind buzzwords like lean and DevOps, or it might be dead already. But do not rush to see a grief therapist — you may not need to change your sprint dashboard or learn new acronyms. Agile is alive. It exists in the way your organization …

Project Management

5 Quotes That Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Leadership Storytelling

Leadership storytelling is the intentional assertion of your point of view. How do you master this underutilized 21st century leadership skill effectively and efficiently?<p>In my book <i>Let the Story Do the Work</i><i>,</i> I’ve provided tools, templates and examples to help leaders sharpen their business …

Leadership

Infographic: Mistakes that can trip up even veteran writers

When your you’re frequently churning out content, gaffes happen.<p>However, it’s essential to edit rigorously after penning your prose.<p>Grammatical …

Public Relations

How to turn a group of strangers into a team

Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual …

Mining