Developing a Mindset of Success

It’s easy to have some fun at the expense of a success mindset. Saturday Night Live has numerous skits that have stood the test of time and become iconic pop-cultural references for several generations. Many might recall the “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley” segments where at the end of each skit he repeats to himself, […]

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Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

The language of leading is built on one’s ability to perceive, relate, and communicate—after all, it is a language! What we communicate through our non-verbal cues is extremely important, but so are the words we choose in any given situation. Powerful leaders who inspire, persuade, and provoke change use powerful communication. Note your use of […]

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What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

So, what are these engineers learning that’s so important? Let’s find out: “Social scientists have recognized that success is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control, and the ability to work well on teams. Companies recognize that employees with high emotional intelligence are more resilient, flexible, and adjust easier to the fast-changing dynamic […]

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Deciding On Your Call to Action

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video src=”https://vimeo.com/267399307″ image_src=”//i.vimeocdn.com/video/697911665_960.jpg” _builder_version=”3.0.75″ /][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.75″] When you walk into a meeting, what do you want your audience to do? What is your call to action? Focus on these three outcomes: What do you want them to think? What do you want them to feel? What do […]

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Emotional Intelligence Case Study: Elon Musk of Tesla Inc.

Emotional Intelligence in leadership can be difficult to find. However, when it is found, especially in executive leadership, the cultures of those companies often follow the tone established by its leaders. Imagine a company culture based on sincere interest and empathy around employees and customers. Those leaders and companies do exist—Tesla’s Elon Musk is one […]

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soft skill

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

Unlike a good caramel candy, an inviting bed, or the perfect sweatshirt, “soft” has traditionally been underrated when it comes to desired business skills. They get overlooked by recruiters, management, and others. Why is that? Effective communication, personal habits and motivation, emotional intelligence, time management, leadership ability—these are all considered “soft” qualities, and are characteristics […]

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Language of leadership

The New LOL

IMHO, ISO, J/K, BRB, LOL … the list goes on and on when it comes to what many “older” generations might consider the “foreign language” of texting. However, most individuals—no matter their age—are adapting to this new form of “language” in order to relate to younger generations—namely children, co-workers, etc. In some ways, learning this […]

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Story Form

  When you’re up there to tell your story, tell your story in three forms. Awareness: Number one, create awareness of why you’re even there. Conflict: Maybe there’s a problem; Make them aware of the problem. But that’s not enough. Resolution: You have to tell them, “because of that, here’s the conflict.” And lastly, you […]

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speak with conviction

Um…So…

So. It’s like, I mean….you know. Um, Uhh… ya Kinda sort of. So, oh totally, like whatever… I don’t know what’s going on, but every time we speak with these weak, wavering words it’s exhausting. In fact, many of you whether you know it or not in your presentation [used them]. The listener is going […]

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Logos President and Climb Leadership CEO to Team Teach Columbia Leadership Courses

Logos Consulting Group president Helio Fred Garcia and Climb Leadership Consulting CEO Chuck Garcia will jointly teach several leadership courses this spring at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, also known as Columbia Engineering. Fred and Chuck, who are brothers, are both adjunct associate professors in Columbia Engineering’s Professional Development and Leadership (PDL) program. Chuck is also a […]

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3 things

Three Questions to Consider Every Time You Speak

Why doesn’t everyone commit to developing their communication skills? For years, I’ve coached executives who all needed to persuade and provoke change in order to succeed. However, many sensed they weren’t up to the task or simply didn’t know how to communicate more effectively than they already were. Becoming a masterful communicator requires several concurrent […]

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Climbing Your Mountains

Over the years, I became a mountaineer, climbing peaks across the globe. When I descended Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004, it hit me like a lightning bolt: mountain climbing is a metaphor for people’s careers. Both require the same core steps in order to succeed: Set a goal Take one step at a time—no shortcuts to […]

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