Posts Tagged "learning and development"

12 Words and Phrases Intelligent People Never Say

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Have you ever had a conversation and said something that you immediately regret?

It’s happened to the best of us at one point or another, but that’s not usually the norm for intelligent people who carefully select their words before saying them out loud.

Unfortunately, since there are so many of us who are inept in this area, I’ve put together 12 words and phrases that intelligent people would never say to someone else so that you can strengthen your communication skills both in and out of the office.

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People who boast about their I.Q. are losers

4 Ways to Sell Your Team On an Idea

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

New ideas, whether it’s a way to improve upon a process or something that completely goes against the grain, are what keep the business engine going. Some lead to big breakthroughs while others fall dead in the sand. But every idea, good or bad, has one common link: It required buy-in by someone other than the originator.

The history of great ideas is littered with the remains of potentially great innovations, notions and plans that never saw the light of day simply because the pitch failed to ignite a fire or set a series of actions into play. Anyone who’s experienced the frustration of others just “not getting it!” knows how critical team buy-in is for the success of an idea.

The next time you bring a novel idea to your company’s table, consider adopting a few of these strategies for selling it through.

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Selling your team on a new idea is an art form. Here are effective ways to persuade your team to work on your idea.

Want to Feel Powerful in 8 Minutes or Less? Science Says Do This

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Music has long been known to tame the beast. Whether it’s a calming track to help you meditate, an upbeat sing-along type to get the party going, or an enlivening pop song to get you ready for the gym, you use music all the time.

Now, a group of social scientists has explored the answer to an important question when it comes to music:

Can listening to the right kind make you feel more powerful?

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Rock that meeting. Literally.

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