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(Video) Learning About the Business and the Power of Rapport: What Susanne Madsen Learned This Week

What Susanne Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I invite my friend and highly esteemed colleague Susanne Madsen to share lessons from her recent business trip to Italy. Learn more about Susanne at https://www.susannemadsen.co.uk/

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Total Duration 4:03

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(Video) Blend In and Play It Safe? Or Take the Risk of Standing Out? What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share some thoughts during a bike ride about the tradeoffs between playing it safe by blending in and taking the risk of standing out.

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What's your take? Let me know how you've wrestled with the issue of blending in and standing out. What have you been learning lately? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!

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(Video) Two Lessons About Where to Focus and Gaining Buy-in: What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share some thoughts from two quotes that I came across this week. Where we focus makes all the difference, and there's a danger if we focus too much on ourselves instead of the customer. The second quote is related to getting support and buy-in.

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How to Tame Your Nerves Before the Big Meeting, Presentation, or Exam, with Harvard Business Review Senior Editor Dan McGinn

Total Duration 49:46

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"Calm Down" Doesn't Work

What is something in your near future that's causing you to feel nervous? For example:

  • A certification exam that you'll be taking soon
  • A presentation you need to make to your senior management
  • A tough conversation with a team member of stakeholder
  • An interview for a job you really want

When you're faced with having to perform and the stakes are high, it's normal to start feeling nervous. But there's little evidence that just telling someone to "calm down" will provide any benefit. In fact, it might make it worse.

So, what does work? HBR Senior Editor Dan McGinn has a new book that takes on this very topic. In Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, Dan shares evidence-based insights on how you can overcome your pre-performance anxiety.

What allows you to walk onto the stage or into the testing center or into that meeting room with the eye of the tiger? Dan shares his insights in this episode.

During the recap of the interview, I mention the following episodes, which I recommend for further learning:

  • Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy. Amy builds off her ever-popular TED Talk about using the "super hero" pose and shares ideas on how to be more confident and assertive. My interview with Amy is at http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/142
  • Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, by Cathy Salit. Shakespeare wasn't kidding when he said "All the world's a stage!" Cathy suggests that every interaction is a performance, and when we can see life through that lens, much growth and learning is possible. Our video discussion is at http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/149.

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10 Principles for Leaders of Any Age to Stay Vital, Happy, and Sharp, with Brain Rules author Dr. John Medina

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Hacking Your Brain

Since the first Brain Rules book came out in 2009, I've been a big fan of Dr. John Medina. John is one of the clearest voices on how we can leverage our brain to achieve peak performance at work and beyond. John recently released the newest book in the Brain Rules franchise: Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

John's 10 principles that apply to all of us, regardless of age, include:

  • Social Brain
    • Your friendships
    • Your happiness
  • Thinking Brain
    • Your stress
    • Your memory
    • Your mind
    • Your mind: Alzheimer's
  • Body and Brain
    • Your food and exercise
    • Your sleep
  • Future Brain
    • Your longevity
    • Your retirement

You'll find out what brain science says is the best age to retire. And regardless of your age, you'll find practical insights to help you thrive. Learn more about the Brain Rules books at http://brainrules.net/. Here are the other books in the Brain Rules family:

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