Relationships - We Need Each Other to Succeed

It’s Been Proven, We Need Each Other 

I’m excited. Granted, it is an exciting time of year, especially here in New York City.  Streets are packed with people hustling and bustling from corporate meetings, Broadway shows, dinner engagements, holiday sight-seeing and seasonal shopping throughout every part of Manhattan. New York City during the holidays is electric. People are out together. And while […]

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Chuck, Chris and student in front of crowd

Does Communicating Stress You Out?

If it is, you wouldn’t be alone.  Many people know that public speaking is one of the greatest fears people can experience. However, we don’t all find ourselves being required to give speeches.  As leaders however, we are required to communicate…effectively.  That’s hard.  It’s stressful.  And while you might not be speaking in front of […]

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Chuck Garcia at AFS

How to Get Your Team to Move Mountains and Then Climb Them

Moving mountains is typically seen as an impossible feat – which is why we talk of needing faith or a great belief from within in order to move the “proverbial mountains” of life.  The same could be said for climbing and conquering those massive “mountains” that we encounter. It’s this faith and belief that propels […]

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Communication

10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Communicator

A couple of years ago, I published my first book, A Climb to the Top: Communication and Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights.  It was an awesome journey putting my experiences and thoughts to paper that would end up helping thousands of individuals become better communicators. Writing A Climb to the Top […]

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Leadership

Leading Through Change – Successfully

On December 8th, 1863, United States President, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation formally called, the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. The document, also known as the ten percent plan, was an effort to begin reconstruction and re-integration of the Southern states amidst the American Civil War. Though the country would not end the war […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Walking the Fine Line of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Last year, almost to the date, I published an article on the importance of emotional intelligence using Elon Musk of Tesla as a shining example.  At the time, there had been a number of articles written that addressed his concern and response to what was an above-average injury rate of employees at Tesla. Musk had […]

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Verbally

What You’re Saying When You’re Verbally Saying Nothing at All

Every mannerism you make communicates something. And you’re being judged for it. How you’re standing, how you’re dressed, your eye contact, etc. – you are being judged.  In fact, my own research suggests that people make decisions about you in the first seven seconds they see you. A little overwhelming if you think about it […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chuck Garcia’s Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

As an author, speaker, and professor I’m frequently asked to be a guest on podcasts, panels and other events where individuals are looking to improve their leadership and communication abilities. Through the years I’ve compiled some of the more frequent questions that I am asked and thought I’d share my answers with you. I will […]

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Balance

Balance This and You’ll Have Success AND Happiness

Have you ever stopped to think about how the body has been created or formed? Two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs – with most other significant parts of the body (e.g. nose, organs, etc.) placed in the middle.  It helps the body to balance – imagine if our bodies were naturally lopsided or […]

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Communication

It Always Comes Back to Communication

I’m often asked when I’m invited for interviews or podcasts how I got to where I am today. Like all of us, there are a number of driving factors and influences that guide us throughout our lives. However, I frequently think of my father, who was a professor of linguistics. He had the unique ability to […]

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Executive Presence

3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

Early on in my career, as I looked up to the executives and people I admired, I found myself asking, “what is it about these individuals that I admire so much?” What I came to conclude, and what became the birth of what I do today, is there was something I couldn’t define – it […]

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Communication

The Three Prongs of Successful Communication

I’ve previously addressed the keys to achieving success and having a mindset of success. When it comes to becoming a successful communicator, there are three fundamental steps to consider.  All too often, communication is something that people engage in all day, every day, but they don’t think to improve upon it.  It’s interesting that for […]

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why

Getting to WHY

Anyone who has had kids or has been around them enough – especially those who are three going on thirteen – will understand the significance of the word “why.”  As an adult, you may feel like you know a fair amount of information, attained through years of experience living on this earth.  Nothing will make […]

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Caring for your Clients: Make it About Them

What if you every time you interacted with clients you made an effort to truly observe them and how they responded to you? What if instead of focusing on what you are saying, feeling and thinking, you focused on them? The ability to do this is what sets successful leaders apart from everyone else. In […]

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communication

Two Critical Elements for Leading Through Communication

We can always improve our communication – always!  Not all of us will be required to give formal speeches on a stage with hundreds of people.  However, each day you give a series of mini-speeches to audiences ranging in size, of matters differing in importance.  You don’t need to be a keynote speaker to need […]

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Increase Your Chances to Make the Close

At this title, you might be wondering how I know what it takes to make the close. But, having spent fourteen years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg, as well as serving in a few different leadership roles in business development, I can tell you effectively leading is being an effective salesperson. In sales, you […]

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emotional intelligence

You’re Human – Act Like It

It’s okay to be human. In fact, it’s critical. Effective leadership, or the ability to truly speak the language of leading, requires vulnerability – the willingness to remove the mask of perfection.  Those who are emotionally intelligent know that perfection or the expectation of perfection is unrealistic. Revealing vulnerabilities is an effective way to strip […]

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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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