Executive Coaching for Leadership Bad Behaviors: Habits That Hold You Back | Working Resources Blog

“When there are conflicts in the workplace it is usually because of poor communication or interpersonal communication challenges. Leaders are challenged on a daily basis to interact effectively with others. The most successful leaders are emotionally intelligent agile. They know how to read people and are savvy in their communications.

In my executive coaching practice over the last twenty years, I have noticed a consistent pattern of bad behaviors displayed by less socially intelligent leaders. These ‘bad behaviors’ can be unlearned and a more effective communication style developed.

The good news is that better interpersonal skills can be learned and emotional intelligence improved.” Click the title to read more…

Blogs Surpass Newspapers & Magazines in Popularity on Google

“Google Trends, a service that lets you compare the world’s relative interest in particular topics, suggests that blogs’ popularity have surpassed that of newspapers or magazines, at least on Google.

And this gap between blogs vs newspapers and magazines is much wider in California and India.” Click the title to see a close-up screenshot with data for the last 30 days…

Microsoft U-turn to stop Linux dominating ultra low cost PCs

Microsoft is launching a programme to promote the use of its Windows OS in ultra low-cost PCs but only tose with limited hardware capabilities. In its effort to undermine Linux it is condemning people to machines with poorer functionality and performance than the open source alternative. Click the title to read more…

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Deals: Get 91% Off Microsoft Office Ultimate

Personally, I think it’s overpriced at $60, but just in case…

“A Microsoft student promotion that slashes 91% off a copy of Office Ultimate applies to anyone with a .edu email address—and most universities offer .edu addresses to their alumni for free. Microsoft Office Ultimate, which retails for $680, is available to students for only $60 until May 16th. But if you can snag a .edu address, you too can cash in on the deal—all you have to do is get yourself an alumni email address at your alma mater. The promotion’s web site says you have to prove you’re enrolled in coursework, but the New York Times reports that a senior VP at Microsoft confirmed all you need is an .edu email address.”

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Top 10 Tools to Get Blogging Done | Lifehacker Top 10

“Writing your blog should be a fun way to stretch your mind and stay connected to trends, friends, and the greater world, not another computer task that takes far too long to get done. But that’s exactly what it can feel like if it takes you more time to find your post ideas, tweak your markup, and make everything look right than to actually get your thoughts down. Being somewhat experienced at this blogging thing, your Lifehacker editors have pinpointed a few tools and tricks that make our posts go faster and smoother.” Click the title to read more…

Things Men Should Be Able to Do | Esquire

“A man can be expert in nothing, but he must be practiced in many things. Skills. You don’t have to master them all at once. You simply have to collect and develop a certain number of skills as the years tick by. People count on you to come through. That’s why you need these, to start.” Good for a laugh or two. Click the title to read more…

The Freestyle Entrepreneur…

I had lunch yesterday with a fascinating entrepreneur named John Ingrisano — turns out, we have a lot in common. The way we connected is pretty humorous, too…

Those of you who live in big cities probably bump into kindred spirits all the time — the thing that makes this encounter so interesting is that John and I live on the Door Peninsula in a small town called Algoma with a population of 3,500. Not exactly Silicon Valley! So, finding another blogger in our community who is also addressing the needs of small business owners is a pretty amazing find…

Even more funny is the fact that John and I serve on some of the same community boards, but never bothered to check one another out. I’ve known of him, and the fact that he was a freelance writer, for months — never bothered to check out his site. Maybe the funniest thing of all is that I’ve been meaning to ask John if he’s heard about blogging and come to find out the The Freestyle Entrepreneur is one of the top rated blogs for entrepreneurs in the country! LOL. Joke’s on me…

It will be interesting to see if John and I are able to collaborate at all on any areas of mutual interest as there is some overlap in what we do. In the meantime, what are the takeaways from this post? First of all, check out The Freestyle Entrepreneur and subscribe — John’s perspective on the entrepreneurial life is refreshing and entertaining. Second — great networking opportunities are all around you. Wake up! 😉