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Brand Thinking – and other Noble Pursuits

Imagine how fun it would be to be a fly on the wall at a dinner party with Dan Pink, Tom Peters, Karim Rashid, Seth Godin, Brian Collins and Malcolm Gladwell. Those are just 6 of 22 of the world’s leading brand thinkers that Debbie Millman interviewed for Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Even

Leaders Eat Last

Remember Simon Sinek from the phenomenally popular TED talk and book “Start With Why”? Well, he’s back with another fabulous book! I love this one! If you want to help your team perform you need to sit up and listen to what Simon says (I couldn’t resist that one!) If you want to be one

Eat Move Sleep

Thank you Tom Rath! Tom is one of the most influential authors of the last decade on the role of human behavior in business and economics. You may have read one of the 5 million copies of his international bestsellers including How Full is Your Bucket and StrengthsFinder 2.0. But Tom stepped away from all

My interview with Adam Grant!

I am so excited. Adam Grant was in town last month and he sat down with me to answer questions about how his lessons about giving and taking apply to us in pharma. Please enjoy this short (12-minute) video below. Hear his answers to questions like: – How can we be focused on the patient

Winning body language

How are you sitting right now? What is it saying to people around you? Did you just sit up a little straighter? How much thought do you put into what your body is saying when your mouth is talking? Mark Bowden is an elite trainer to G8 Leaders, Fortune 50 CEOs, and business people who

Want to get through to your teens?

Under the category “Who’d have thought?”, Ashton Kutcher just went up a notch in my books. Share this 4-minute video with your teens. Three great lessons including “how to be sexy”. You might be surprised! You may say the same things to your kids but I suspect way less cool… (cooly?) 😉 ! Enjoy!

Planning your way to balance

As I travel through various organizations I see the same thing… people searching, even craving for balance. And they should. It will make them happier which in turn leads to greater influence. Having a balanced day (that includes time for all the important things) starts the day, even the week, before. Here are 3 tips

Apps that really help you be healthy

I was shocked when my husband showed me what was helping him to lose weight. The scale in our bathroom was connected to his computer and the Withings app was producing cool charts showing his progress. The slow but sure downward progression of his weight loss chart firmed the deal for me. What he was

Does a happy family just happen? Or can you create it?

I just love teaching the 3rd key from EngageRx. It involves who you are and how to increase your happiness. You see, happier people are more engaging and influential than unhappy people. Dan Buettner (author of Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From The People Who Have Lived the Longest) found that happy people invest

Why some medical innovations spread and others didn’t

Dr. Atul Gawande shares great stories of how some innovations in medicine spread while other equally important ones did not. So many lessons for us. Enjoy his article from The New Yorker, Annals of Medicine. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/29/130729fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all

2 ideas to become more likeable

Picture the people you chose to do business with; your hairstylist or your car dealer for example. Why do you choose that person over and over again? There are likely many people offering similar services at comparable quality and competitive prices. Michelle Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability, believes the answer boils down

Who can you help today?

Watch this incredible un-staged moment from a Special Hockey International tournament. We can all learn from this young player. Grab your tissue….. To learn more about it go to http://www.kruzfm.ca/blogs/TheLoweDown/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10517643

Does giving more lead to getting more?

Dr. Adam Grant’s new book ‘Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success’ addresses this question and others as he explores how your approach; whether you are a giver, taker or matcher, determines your success. If you haven’t yet heard of Dr. Adam Grant, you soon will! Always on the lookout for new ideas to

Trust – an essential competency to build!

“In spite of the importance of trust in our business world today, few leaders have given it the focus it deserves.” The Trust Edge, page 28 Building trust is like growing a forest. Many seeds are planted, nurtured over time and then with one small match, destroyed. So how do you plant and nurture those

Attitude makes all the difference

An oldie but a goodie. This video of Zig Ziglar is memorable and meaningful. See how he turned an angry woman around from hating her job to loving it. You can too – learn his magic approach.

This one sentence doubles the chance someone will say ‘yes’ to your request.

First a little mystery! Some of the qualities of that sentence are: It’s practical, easy to implement and consistently effective It’s based on one’s desire for freedom of choice It’s small but mighty! So, what is it? A meta-analysis published in December 2012 of 42 studies and 22,000 people showed that if you include the