“A Networking Book” - your guide to becoming effective at one of the most important skills in business.
What a rush that was! Last month I was honored to be invited as Speaker to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Conference, ICF Converge17, in Washington, DC. Networking was the key driver to getting me on the list. To put the 3-day event in numbers, there were: 1600 attendees, 62 countries represented 60 speakers […]
Don’t you just love that magical moment when your head hits the pillow after a long day? That moment of bliss lasts for 2-3 seconds and I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You’ve had a full day and now well, it’s time to sleep. We don’t question the need to sleep, we succumb […]
Russell Herman Conwell, born in 1843, was someone who had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people. He was a lawyer, a newspaper editor and a clergyman. During his church career, an incident occurred that was to change his life and the lives of countless others. “One day, a group of young […]
Anyone who’s managed other people for any length of time knows one thing for certain: Human beings are a complex species, and always not especially rational one. Most of us have seen our colleagues and subordinates make decisions and take actions that, on their surface, don’t seem to make a great deal of sense, such […]
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Ours is an era of increasing competition, and only the strong survive. We’ve always got to be smarter, tougher, more nimble, quicker on our feet, and more ruthless than the next guy if we’re going to “get ahead” – and woe to us if we’re off our game, even […]
Picture this scenario: You’ve been given a critical work assignment. The outcome, you are told, will have a tremendous impact upon your company’s future success (and, by implication, on the future success of those involved in the project). You smile to yourself: You’ve got this. Everything that’s required fits perfectly with your expertise. You’ll pull […]
It seems strange when you think about it, but the single most important element in any business interaction is the one that people usually give the least thought to beforehand. I’m talking about trust—one five-letter word that describes the single most important factor in determining whether an interaction will succeed or fail. In a culture […]
Paul Renaud, Executive Coach, writer and speaker shares his views on People Power and what Networking is really all about. ‘When in doubt, network!’ The more people you meet, the more you learn and …‘Give it away!’ His simple rules for interacting with people transformed his life and led him to really find “his zone” […]
Ana Rosenberg interviews Paul Renaud on networking and his book “A Networking Book”. The world has become more interconnected than ever before. From the understanding that everything we accomplish is done through connections, networking shines as key to success in business, career and relationships. In this interview, Paul offers a great approach to what it […]
Lately, I’ve collected 3 more heroes, people that have demonstrated to me courage and risks to show how bad they really wanted something. One person is a household name – at least he was in the past, the other you’ve probably seen a few pictures surfing and the third person is unknown. Some of us […]
Jeff Imelt, from GE once quoted Mentors as “People you trust to provide feedback and advice”. Mentors opens doors, are generous of spirit and time and best of all, a mentor’s time is free. It all started in 1998 when I met a fellow called Bob Henson – ‘a good ole boy from Birmingham, Alabama’ […]
I’ve had the chance to take up Scuba diving a long time ago and although I’m not a pro, I really enjoy the stillness, the coolness of being vulnerable and depending on oxygen as well as seeing a spectacle of fish and wildlife. Once in Thailand I was diving and noticed a 3 meter long […]
What a hoot that was! Google’s All hands event was fun, entertaining and informative. Great client and great moments – thank you Google for inviting me to be part of it!