Talent@Work Blog http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog Talent@Work Blog with Shawn Kent Hayashi Copyright 2012, Shawn Kent Hayashi CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple emily@theprofessionaldevelopmentgroup.com (Emily Hammel-Shaver) A Checklist for Authentic Communication http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/69/A-Checklist-for-Authentic-Communication/ Recently, a coaching client wanted to challenge herself to become a better communicator in meetings as well as in conversations. As a result, I devised the "Authentic Communication Checklist" to help her with this goal. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/69/A-Checklist-for-Authentic-Communication/ These Executives Are Building the Future. Are You? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/68/These-Executives-Are-Building-the-Future-Are-You/ At Victaulic , a manufacturing and engineering company with 3,600 employees across the globe, collaboration is the key to creating a culture of innovation. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/68/These-Executives-Are-Building-the-Future-Are-You/ Use These 2 Mindsets to Foster Innovative Thinking http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/67/Use-These-2-Mindsets-to-Foster-Innovative-Thinking/ One of my early mentors had a directive: "Always look for ways you can plus the experience." To do this, ask yourself the question: "What could I do now that would make this experience even better, more fun for me... Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:20:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/67/Use-These-2-Mindsets-to-Foster-Innovative-Thinking/ This Leader is Ready for Anything. Are You? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/66/This-Leader-is-Ready-for-Anything-Are-You/ "I'm in a meeting -- sitting on pins and needles -- because there's incredible tension in the room," recalls Adrienne Riggs, VP of Operations at Franklin Farms East. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:17:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/66/This-Leader-is-Ready-for-Anything-Are-You/ Are You Inspired? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/65/Are-You-Inspired/ Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: When was the last time you felt inspired in your work? There's a correlation between having a clear mission and being inspired. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:13:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/65/Are-You-Inspired/ How Assessments Can Make You a Better Leader http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/64/How-Assessments-Can-Make-You-a-Better-Leader/ I am thankful when clients share their successes with me. Shannon recently emailed to describe her epiphany on using assessments to do a better job of leading her team: Tue, 10 May 2016 08:35:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/64/How-Assessments-Can-Make-You-a-Better-Leader/ Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Up to Your Boss http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/63/Conquer-Your-Fear-of-Speaking-Up-to-Your-Boss/ Have you ever observed someone who struggled with speaking up to the boss? Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:13:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/63/Conquer-Your-Fear-of-Speaking-Up-to-Your-Boss/ 6 Tips for Dealing with Change http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/62/6-Tips-for-Dealing-with-Change/ How do you help people who have "always done it this way" accept new ideas for doing things better? Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:03:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/62/6-Tips-for-Dealing-with-Change/ 10 Steps to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/61/10-Steps-to-Conquer-Your-Fear-of-Public-Speaking/ Fear is a powerful ally when it keeps us safe from potentially harmful situations--like driving too fast or walking alone at night in a dangerous area. Fear is NOT our ally when it prevents us from embracing opportunities for... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:49:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/61/10-Steps-to-Conquer-Your-Fear-of-Public-Speaking/ 2 Ways to Get Your Boss & Your Team to Listen to You http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/60/2-Ways-to-Get-Your-Boss-Your-Team-to-Listen-to-You/ Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: Have you ever wondered, "How do I get my boss to listen to me?" It's a question that comes up frequently in coaching sessions. In one particular session, Sarah, a... Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:36:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/60/2-Ways-to-Get-Your-Boss-Your-Team-to-Listen-to-You/ Gratitude and Emotional Intelligence http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/59/Gratitude-and-Emotional-Intelligence/ Thank you for being inspiring and aspiring leaders!  Thank you for sharing your vision, for encouraging people to grow and develop, and for acknowledging the people on your team who make a contribution. Thank you for expressing gratitude to others... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:15:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/59/Gratitude-and-Emotional-Intelligence/ Minimizing the Risks That Make Hiring Scary http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/58/Minimizing-the-Risks-That-Make-Hiring-Scary/ From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones : What's the biggest anxiety for any high performing team? Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:02:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/58/Minimizing-the-Risks-That-Make-Hiring-Scary/ Can You Control Your Emotional Wake? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/57/Can-You-Control-Your-Emotional-Wake/ Like boats, people create wakes -- swells of good feeling, ripples of irritation, or frothing waves of drama and crisis. These emotional wakes can either spur engagement or thwart it, which is why effective leaders are mindful of the impact... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:56:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/57/Can-You-Control-Your-Emotional-Wake/ How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/56/How-Do-You-Solve-A-Problem-Like-Maria/ Maria walked into the team meeting with a chip on her shoulder. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:55:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/56/How-Do-You-Solve-A-Problem-Like-Maria/ Want Your Team to Achieve Better Results? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/55/Want-Your-Team-to-Achieve-Better-Results/ It's summer time, so I'm thinking about retreats. We all need time to step off, step back and take a deep breath. We need time to reflect on where we are both personally and professionally, time to dream and time... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:32:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/55/Want-Your-Team-to-Achieve-Better-Results/ Want to Visualize Emotional Intelligence? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/54/Want-to-Visualize-Emotional-Intelligence/ After hearing about Pixar's new animated movie, I knew I had to see it immediately! Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:05:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/54/Want-to-Visualize-Emotional-Intelligence/ We're Growing! http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/53/We-re-Growing/ I am thrilled to welcome a new consultant to The Professional Development Group! Wed, 13 May 2015 13:39:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/53/We-re-Growing/ Create a Culture of High Performance Anywhere http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/52/Create-a-Culture-of-High-Performance-Anywhere/ From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones: When people learn about my experience, they are usually curious about the 2 years I spent working in Shanghai, China. Wed, 13 May 2015 13:34:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/52/Create-a-Culture-of-High-Performance-Anywhere/ Stop the Insanity. Resolve to Learn How to Manage Effectively http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/51/Stop-the-Insanity-Resolve-to-Learn-How-to-Manage-Effectively/ Would a surgeon ask her intern to perform surgery without surgical tools? Of course not. Tue, 05 May 2015 10:49:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/51/Stop-the-Insanity-Resolve-to-Learn-How-to-Manage-Effectively/ How Do I Get Emotional Intelligence Fast? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/50/How-Do-I-Get-Emotional-Intelligence-Fast/ "Does emotional intelligence really matter?" Arnold, one of my new coaching clients asked me. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:48:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/50/How-Do-I-Get-Emotional-Intelligence-Fast/ Why Trying to Hire Superman and Wonderwoman Is a Mistake http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/49/Why-Trying-to-Hire-Superman-and-Wonderwoman-Is-a-Mistake/ "I don't understand why I haven't been able to hire competent people who want to stick around," Bob, the CEO of a medical devices company, shared as he vented his frustration about continual turnover in several key roles in his... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:39:00 -0400 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/49/Why-Trying-to-Hire-Superman-and-Wonderwoman-Is-a-Mistake/ Want to Stop Managing With Guesswork and Lead With Confidence? http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/48/Want-to-Stop-Managing-With-Guesswork-and-Lead-With-Confidence/ Talent.  It's one of the key resources for a successful business. What are the best ways to attract it? How do you provide the right kind of culture to nurture it? How do you avoid losing it to competitors? Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:29:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/48/Want-to-Stop-Managing-With-Guesswork-and-Lead-With-Confidence/ Imagine Your Best Year http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/47/Imagine-Your-Best-Year/ I want to start 2015 by sharing a story of success. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/47/Imagine-Your-Best-Year/ Want to Distinguish Yourself? Develop Futuristic Thinking http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/46/Want-to-Distinguish-Yourself-Develop-Futuristic-Thinking/ In this month's newsletter, I'd like to share an interview with Bill Bonstetter, Chairman and Founder of TTI Success Insights. Bill talks about the importance of futuristic thinking, a skill that remarkably few people have developed. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:19:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/46/Want-to-Distinguish-Yourself-Develop-Futuristic-Thinking/ TED Talk: The Future of Talent@Work http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/45/TED-Talk-The-Future-of-Talent-Work/ Want a glimpse into the future of work? Watch this TED talk to see why I envision a future with more flexibility, more engagement--more opportunities to fall in love with your work. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:53:00 -0500 http://yourtalentatwork.com/blog/45/TED-Talk-The-Future-of-Talent-Work/