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LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration. In the series titled “What Inspires Me,” LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they see every day in the office. The people who didn’t believe in her Naomi…

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Oh boy, holiday networking!  There’s plenty of events; community organizations, chambers of commerces, business groups, etc.  Jump into the mix…enjoy the season and make the most of everyone being in the holiday spirit.  It’s a great time to bolster your network and keep in touch with those who mean the most to you and your business. We hear it over…

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This week on “Architect of Change” Radio Show, your host Connie Whitman will speak with New York Times Best Selling author, Dave Pelzer, about overcoming adversity. Dave shares his personal story of being raised in an abusive household (by his mother) and how, even with such a tragic childhood, he believes that our only limitation is ourselves! We will discuss…

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Here’s some insight into some great minds and how they evaluate talent! Interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s you biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling as they seem. That’s probably why most savvy CEOs and executives steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones. In fact, many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals…

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Very true…sales people, like professional athletes, need to have a short memory when it comes to failing.  It’s a necessary part of the game and the superstars have the ability to ‘wipe the slate clean’.  There are certain characteristics that may be more inherent in some than others, but the most important characteristic is effort.  Talent is nothing without raw…

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To all the bank managers in my coaching classes, THIS is a very nice resource to help give YOU some inspiration! We talk about methods to inspire and  increase your team’s productivity.  Well this is just a matter-of-fact list that will help do just that… 101 Super Effective Ways to Reward Your Employees You have the power to dramatically increase…

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Learn success by studying success.  And by studying success, you’ll see that to achieve it, you will absolutely fail many, many times.  It’s our relationship with failure that will determine our life trajectory.  If you associate failure with learning and growth, you can take your next steps without fear and with renewed spirit.  Read about the lives of famous business…

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I thought not only is this something you could share with your college-aged kids (if you have them), but is also appropriate for us more seasoned professional adults.  If you know me, you know how much I preach the importance of planning and visualization in attaining your goals.  Doing the exercise suggested in this article is also a great way…

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The first two episodes of my radio show, Architect of Change, are in the bag!  You can listen to both of them here. Episode 1 – Communication in Business This week on the Architect of Change Radio Show, your host Connie Whitman will speak with marketing expert Stephan Jacob about creating a platform for visibility, exposure, and effective communication for…

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I’m very excited to be able to officially announce that yours truly is the newest online personality at WebTalkRadio.net. Tune in every week over the next year as I will be hosting my very own one-hour radio program called Architect of Change; focusing on work/life balance, attitude, business, success, and more. I look forward to putting my own spin on…

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