Tag Archives: Brand you

  • Eureka Moments

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/friends-on-a-bench-met-mus-of-art-ny.jpg

    Insight is what separates the great from the also ran. It’s an essential component of political acumen. It’s part of what makes you emotionally intelligent in the face of all kinds of adversity. Where Do Eureka Moments Come From? outlines research on insight and where it comes from. Watch out for the coffee, and be aware that […]

  • Stay calm under pressure

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/angel.jpg

    If you’re doing great things then you’ll be putting yourself under pressure. Staying calm when this happens is what will make it easier. Follow these tips – how not to choke under pressure when presenting and this one from Psychology Today here are some more from a bomb disposal expert (wow, that’s REAL pressure!) In […]

  • Hate Small Talk? Questions to help you work a room

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/photo-group-sacre-coeur-2-628x353.jpg

    You’re at a work event or a networking event. Or your partner’s event. You have to stay. You need to talk to strangers about stuff. Here’s some stuff to talk about! Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking Networking isn’t sleazing How […]

  • Persuading people

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/friends-on-a-bench-met-mus-of-art-ny.jpg

    Coaching women in business I find that part of every woman’s job is persuading others to take on her ideas, do what she asks them to or even buy what she’s selling. If that’s you, then you need to know Robert Cialdini’s six influence principles (Commitment and Consistency, Reciprocity, Social Proof, Authority, Liking, Scarcity). The […]

  • Wanna be lucky?

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/red-head-arms-folded-leaning-back.jpg

    They say luck is the combination of preparation and opportunity. So 5 Things Super Lucky People Do  is worth a peruse. I especially like number 5: Follow up (follow up is as important as initiating). And follow up with this cool Dan Pink video about lucky objects to psyche us up.

  • You’re hijacked

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/6b6add3682457cc6dbe46c8ed28a85a8.png

    Pause for Thought: Your attention is your most valuable resource, and it’s being hijacked by technology companies. Tech companies (facebook, youtube, snapchat, ted) are scheduling our lives for us by steering the time lines of a billion people (insane! the influence in that is incredible). Watch this video from TED. Here are some of the points […]

  • Presence and Voice

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/featured-image_02.jpg

    Just the way that you speak can give an impression of true presence.  Your voice hits subconscious/unconscious buttons in the brain and make you credible, real, committed, or conversely incredible, funny or sad. Laura Sicola contends that part of why no one remembers names is because we don’t say our names properly when we’re introduced. […]

  • Kill Bad Habits

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/women-buying-books-at-shakespeare-and-comwomen-buying-books-at-paris-628x353.jpg

    It’s one thing to have a bad habit. But if you’re a procrastinator, a gum-chewer, a chocolate addict or a late sleeper how can you make the change you want easily? This Is The Lazy Way To Kill Bad Habits: 8 Secrets From Research gives you some excellent and easy things to do. And if you’re […]

  • Motivate yourself!

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/palais-des-papes-avignon.jpg

    It’s not talent that distinguishes the great from the also-ran. It’s motivation. Here are 3 ways to motivate yourself. And ways to increase your motivation when you just feel overwhelmed, stressed out or just not able to go on any more. And from Seth Godin, some stories to tell yourself to keep you fueled.

  • Between jobs?

    https://politicalacumen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cindy-tonkin-stay-cheerful-cover.jpg

    Being between assignments is a frequent challenge for consultants and contract workers. Perhaps you’re between assignments, or just between jobs. The same principles apply. A few years ago a client asked me how to keep herself cheerful between assignments, so I wrote this book. Austin Kleon, whose book Show your Work inspires me daily (in both my […]