Don’t Miss our Next Webinar: Embrace Clarity to Reach Your Full Potential

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Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Brit Poulson

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Would you rather be right or effective?

We all see the world through “reality maps” we’ve made about life. But the truth is, these maps are highly subjective and full of blind spots that lead to ineffective choices, toxic patterns, and miscommunication that holds us back from having stronger relationships, getting better results, and realizing our full potential.

In this Soundview Live webinar, Embrace Clarity to Reach Your Full Potential, Dr. Brit Poulson, shares the cognitive framework that he has developed over 30 years as a leadership coach. This presentation will help you pinpoint your blind spots, move through them, and broaden your perspective so you can be freer, happier, and more effective.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Have confidence in your own decisions
  • Build stronger team relationships
  • Broaden your perspective and invite new possibilities
  • Develop strategies on how to navigate complex situations and personal conflicts

Friday Speed Review! Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Speed Review: Tools of TitansChampion snowboarder Shaun White reveals that he always approaches major competitions with both serious goals (win the Vancouver Olympics) and silly goals (wear stars-and-stripes pants on the cover of Rolling Stone). “It takes a lot of pressure off,” he tells podcaster and author Tim Ferriss. “Winning the Olympics is a very big goal, it’s a very stressful goal to have. So it’s nice to have something else to offset it. Everything was so serious at the time, and that was just my way of dealing with it.”

Conversations and Facts

White’s unexpected but effective method for dealing with intense pressure is one example of the many gems found in Ferriss’ latest book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. This 670-page collection of notes offers lessons, snippets of conversations and surprising facts from more than 100 of his podcast guests. There is, for example, this quote from Peter Diamandis, the engineer and entrepreneur who founded the $10 million XPRIZE for private space travel. “I talk to CEOs all the time, and I say, ‘Listen, the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. If it wasn’t a crazy idea, it’s not a breakthrough; it’s an incremental improvement. ’”

White and Diamandis exemplify the astounding diversity of the highly successful people in the book, ranging from famous CEOs and company founders to athletes and coaches to business writers, cartoonists, generals, professors and actors. Tools of Titans is divided into three parts that reflect Benjamin Franklin’s three measures of success: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. Ferriss notes in his introduction that “Wealthy” includes not only money but also an “abundance in time, relationships and more.”

There’s no doubt that finding the right category for many of his guests would be a challenge. Where does one put photographer Chase Jarvis or actor Kevin Costner, for example? (They finished in Wealthy and Wise, respectively.) Ferriss puts Dilbert creator Scott Adams in the Wealthy category, a decision to which this reviewer takes exception: Is there anyone wiser than Dilbert?

At any rate, the entry for Adams offers a glimpse of the combination of insights, facts and factoids offered in each profile. Ferriss explains…(click here to read the full review)

Follow-Up Q&A with Best-Selling Author, Patty Azzarello

Image result for patty azzarello moveOn Thursday, March 2nd, Soundview hosted a webinar with Patty Azzarello, author of Move: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls.

Patty was kind enough to provide further insights on executing strategy:


Join us for our next Soundview Live webinar on Thursday, March 9th, How to Become the Person Others Follow, with author and speaker, Joshua Spodek. Click here to register.


 

Q: Can you describe the tools used to address the details revealed in the conversations that represent major influencers to the conversation and that need to be shared globally.

A: What needs to be shared globally? More than you think!

We all have a tendency to take for granted what we know ourselves. It is not interesting to us because we already know it. 

It is a valuable and important habit to keep track of the things you are learning and seeing when you have conversations with colleagues, customers, management, media, sales and service people, headquarters people. We are all global employees. When we are learning something we need to always keep in mind our global counterparts and make an effort to share our information with them.

When I was running sales and marketing for a global business unit, every day someone in my headquarters organization would come to me for approval of a plan. My first question would always be, “what did the people in Europe and Asia say about this?”. I asked this question of someone in my organization almost every day for more than a year. Get in the habit of listening on purpose and sharing information on purpose. Share more than you personally think is interesting. And remember not to only share information globally, also make an effort to create genuine rapport and conversation with your global counterparts. 

Upcoming Webinar 2/16: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

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Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Speaker: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang


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In this Soundview Live webinar, Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest. Drawing on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples, Pang overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better.
  • How treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life.
  • The importance of making space for daily naps like Winston Churchill, going on hours-long strolls like Charles Darwin, or spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates.
  • Why pursuing what Pang calls “deliberate rest” is the true key to fulfillment and creative success.

Follow-Up Q&A with best-selling author, Courtney Lynch

Image result for courtney lynch sparkOn Thursday, February 2nd, Soundview hosted a webinar with author of New York Times Best Seller, Spark, Courtney Lynch on The 7 Key Behaviors of an Extraordinary Leader.

Courtney was kind enough to answer some follow-up questions on how to lead yourself and others to greater success:


Join us for our next Soundview Live webinar on Thursday, February 16, Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, with author and speaker, Alex Pang. Click here for more info.


What do you do if your boss/leadership does not hold colleagues accountable? Is there a good strategy we can follow?

It’s not uncommon for us to work in an environment where there is limited accountability.  Holding others accountable can often seem daunting.  Yet, it’s essential for high performance to happen.  And, when accountability happens in context with clear standards and leaders who do their best to set a strong example (and who also take the time to understand and work to meet the needs of others) it’s a natural step to creating success.  If your boss doesn’t hold others accountable keep in mind that it will be much easier for your performance to slip to the lowest acceptable standard.

To stay credible, work to hold yourself accountable, and handle the lack of accountability, in a professional manner.  It’s easy to gossip, complain and grow frustrated in these circumstances.  Instead, work to build trust with your colleagues.  Eventually in a high trust environment, you all as peers, without the benefit of authority, can work to hold each other accountable.  On the best performing teams, everyone is the keeper of the standards, not just the bosses.  If holding your peers accountable seems far-fetched in your current dynamics, just be vigilant with your performance, seeking to model a strong example regardless of how others perform.  Ultimately, that credibility will allow you influence to get what needs to be done, done well.

Of the 7 steps where would personal faith have the greatest impact?

Personal faith has an impact across the seven steps.  Yet I believe it’s most relevant as you seek to live your values with confidence.  It’s takes courage to chose to live and lead in ways that are consistent with what you value, versus what society tells us is “right.”  When we think about living our values, we often begin with a focus on what’s not working in our lives.  By doing that we eventually get to the point where we’ve created a good life, and betterment requires us to make even more challenging trade-offs, perhaps giving up something that we find enjoyable or gratifying to gain something we value even more.  I think that’s where personal faith is even more helpful, to support us in determining if we are doing what we believe is best based on our values, faith and priorities.

Upcoming Webinar 2/1: Learn the 7 Key Behaviors of an Extraordinary Leader

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The 7 Key Behaviors of an Extraordinary Leader

Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Speaker: Courtney Lynch


*This webinar is free for subscribers. Click here to register or become a Soundview subscriber today to take advantage of this exclusive member-benefit (Save 15% if you subscribe today!).


Leadership isn’t about a job title – it’s about action and behavior. In this Soundview Live webinar, The 7 Key Behaviors of an Extraordinary Leader, business consultant and military Veteran Courtney Lynch shows how anyone can become an extraordinary leader by embracing seven key behaviors.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What makes someone a Spark leader.
  • The 7 key behaviors of an extraordinary leader.
  • How to identify potential Spark leaders in your organization.
  • The transformation that can take place when a Spark is ignited.

Join us for our next Free webinar – Tuesday, 1/24!

111602_Learning for the Long Run_1507 Practices for Building a Resilient Learning Organization

Date: Tuesday, January 24
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Speaker: Holly Burkett

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In this Soundview Live webinar, 7 Practices for Building a Resilient Learning Organization, innovative change leader and Learning for the Long Run author Holly Burkett, describes how to build the kind of sustainable learning culture that engages talent, sparks innovation, and optimizes performance, despite the churn of constant change.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Seven practices for building a resilient learning organization.
  • How continuous learning drives business strategy.
  • How exemplar learning leaders build individual and organizational resilience.
  • How to assess the resiliency of your own learning enterprise.

HRCI Credits available: 1*
*For those seeking HRCI certification, you will receive the required activity code in the follow-up email, post-event.

Upcoming Webinar: What Hackers and Punks Can Teach Us About Navigating the New Normal

featuring Geoffrey Colon
Thursday, January 12, 2017
1:00 PM EST
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Technology hasn’t just reshaped mass media, it’s altering behavior as well. And getting through to customers will take some radical rethinking.

Toss the linear plan, strip away conventions, and join Soundview Live for our webinar, What Hackers & Punks Can Teach Us About Navigating the New Normal with Geoffrey Colon, on a provocative, fast-paced tour of our changing world.

Packed with trends, predictions, and stories from a career spent pushing boundaries, this event will propel you out of your comfort zone and into the disruptive mindset you need for future success.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Where selling is dead, but ongoing conversation thrives
  • Where consumers generate the best content about brands
  • Where people tune out noise and listen to feelings
  • Where curiosity leads the marketing team
  • Where growth depends on merging analytics with boundless creativity

Upcoming Webinar! True Stories from the Management Trenches

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Time: 1:00 PM ET
Speaker: Jathan Janove

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From dealing with underperformers to fighting off lawsuits, employee problems are the bane of a manager’s existence. So what do most managers do? Ignore them! And that’s a recipe for more problems.

In this Soundview Live webinar, True Stories from the Management Trenches, HR expert and employment attorney Jathan Janove takes you inside the messy reality of situations gone wrong. These sometimes funny, always cautionary tales reinforce crucial lessons for managers. And each story suggests simple strategies to turn the situation around.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to develop Star Profiles for each position to increase engagement and determine whether or not an employee belongs.
  • The role management plays in exacerbating (or easing) trouble.
  • The memorable lessons that help managers motivate underachievers.
  • How to use discipline without inviting legal action.

Webinar 12/15: The Art of Communication: Your Competitive Edge

The Art of Communication

Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Speaker: Jim Stovall and Raymond Hull

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Who we are, what we believe, and everything we stand for goes from theory to reality when we communicate. In this Soundview Live webinar, The Art of Communication, Jim Stovall and Dr. Raymond Hull use their decades of combined experience, research, and natural abilities to powerfully illustrate the specifics of effective communication.

Stovall’s revealing stories mixed with Dr. Raymond Hull’s straightforward, factual approach combine to make this a must-read for businesspeople, salespeople, entrepreneurs, teachers, pastors, academics, and anyone wanting to improve their lives.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to consider your audience to adjust your communication style.
  • What your non-verbal communication says about you.
  • The importance of communication through conduct.
  • How to develop active listening skills.
  • The importance of creating a comfortable environment for effective communication.