Bill Stierle, founder of Corporate Culture Development and a dynamic and commanding thought leader in emotional intelligence and thinking styles, gives an interesting perspective on how we can communicate in business. Bill spills the secrets on how to resolve conflict while giving us a peek into his new book called Emotional Sobriety. He talks about how to become a communications lifesaver while laying down the differences between criticism and critical, empathy and sympathy, and truth and trust. Bill provides great examples that present situations where we can apply effective communication amidst tension where people become defensive in one way or another. He gives a great formula to handle the very common objection of, “I have to think about it."
When we think of talent managers, we immediately only see celebrities and actors. This limited view overlooks the many talents out there who are expressing through various art forms their abilities to change the audience’s lives. Kevin Hekmat takes this on by founding Say Something Entertainment. As a talent manager, he goes about the idea of inspirational entertainment as he handles poets, speakers, writers and more! He shares to us how he came up with this while giving some helpful tips about pitching and where silence plays an important part in that. Kevin also talks about collaboration and being authentic and passionate, placing art as a mirror to the different lives we live everyday.
There's so much that goes into actually becoming competitive—in sports, in business, throughout your industry. But the best place to begin is by sorting yourself out, and making sure you're ready to get where you want to go. Jake Thompson is the Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, a lifestyle brand that helps leaders stay motivated, and reach their career, fitness, and life goals. Jake sits down with John Livesay, and gets into the nitty-gritty of what makes you a more competitive individual, and what makes your business ultimately more competitive. Hint: It's all in you, all the time.
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