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13 Clever ‘Hacks’ To Adopt A More Optimistic Mindset

13 Clever ‘Hacks’ To Adopt A More Optimistic Mindset

A negative mindset can be detrimental not only to your mental health, but also to the decisions you’re making about your future. However, embracing a more positive outlook is often easier said than done.

14 Questions To Tell Constructive Feedback From Harmful Criticism

14 Questions To Tell Constructive Feedback From Harmful Criticism

14 Forbes Coaches Council members, including Deborah Goldstein, explain how to distinguish constructive feedback from harmful criticism, and how to deliver it effectively.

No In-Person Meetings? 14 Ways Stay In Touch With Team Members

No In-Person Meetings? 14 Ways Stay In Touch With Team Members

One of the most significant impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the loss of in-person meetings. Now, many of us look back on one-to-one conferences and face-to-face collaboration fondly, as communication is done primarily online today.

15 First Steps For Building A Sustainable Organization

15 First Steps For Building A Sustainable Organization

The 21st century is all about sustainability. From building a resilient business model to lowering carbon footprints to waste reduction, companies have come together globally to make themselves more accountable for resource use.

Conquering A Co-Creation Challenge: Getting The Boss On Board

Conquering A Co-Creation Challenge: Getting The Boss On Board

The research is in and it's conclusive. As organizational structures go, it’s desirable to be part of a co-creative team. But what happens when the co-creative roadblock is your team’s figurative leader, a.k.a. “the boss"?

16 Ways To Become A Better Entrepreneur By Enjoying A Hobby

16 Ways To Become A Better Entrepreneur By Enjoying A Hobby

As an entrepreneur, you may feel obligated to spend every waking moment on your business, often at the expense of other interests. The truth is, pursuing hobbies and outside interests helps entrepreneurs stay grounded and feel more connected to their inner lives.

12 Career Coaches And How The Pandemic Has Impacted Their Work

12 Career Coaches And How The Pandemic Has Impacted Their Work

By its nature, coaching demands building a close interpersonal connection with your clients. These interactions are often most effective when people meet in person, and as such, the pandemic has made it more challenging for coaches to engage with their clients and give them feedback in real time.

Discover And Remove The Invisible Roadblock To Team Success

Discover And Remove The Invisible Roadblock To Team Success

Change is inevitable and necessary to continue performing in these challenging times

Embrace And Improve Your Remote Workforce With These 15 Management Tips

Embrace And Improve Your Remote Workforce With These 15 Management Tips

As the world begins to recover from COVID-19, many companies plan to continue working remotely and may do so for the foreseeable future. Whether your team is remote or in-person (or a combination of both), proper management is key to your employees’ and your company’s success.

15 Ways Leaders Can Be More Mindful Of Their Communication Styles

15 Ways Leaders Can Be More Mindful Of Their Communication Styles

It's commonly accepted that a happy team works more efficiently. One of the most vital components of ensuring that a unit remains happy is open discourse among members. However, there are occasions where leaders may take this to the extreme. Encouraging open communication is a plus, but not if it makes members of the team feel excluded or uncomfortable.

Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group? 14 Ways To Keep Sessions On Track

Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group? 14 Ways To Keep Sessions On Track

No two coaching clients are the same. Each person has unique experiences, goals, needs and personality traits, and you must coach them accordingly.

15 Ways Managers Can Encourage A Mutual Relationship Of Trust With Employees

15 Ways Managers Can Encourage A Mutual Relationship Of Trust With Employees

Trust is the cornerstone of a successful hierarchy. In a corporate setting, an employee must be able to have absolute trust in his or her leader and vice versa. For this sort of situation to arise, the leader should seek to establish a two-way exchange of information between themselves and the employee.

14 Ways Leaders Can Build Their Resilience And Transform Their Business

14 Ways Leaders Can Build Their Resilience And Transform Their Business

To be a great leader, you must be resilient in the face of setbacks. Resilient individuals can adapt to big changes, remain calm under pressure and guide their team through challenging periods -- all of which are key to the continued success of a company.

13 Ways Business Owners Can Encourage Gender Equality Through Company Culture

13 Ways Business Owners Can Encourage Gender Equality Through Company Culture

True gender equality is an elusive concept, but many businesses have started pushing for an equal playing field between the sexes. Unfortunately, many companies approach the development of gender equality in the wrong direction.

Mindfulness: The Executive Must-Have That’s Only Three Breaths Away

Mindfulness: The Executive Must-Have That’s Only Three Breaths Away

What exactly is mindfulness? Put plainly, it's the state of being in the present — a simple definition that begs two questions: What does being present imply? And how can one achieve a state of presence?

15 Tips For Keeping Things Civil When Disagreeing With Your Employer

15 Tips For Keeping Things Civil When Disagreeing With Your Employer

Employers and workers don't see eye-to-eye on everything, but their disagreements should never devolve into hostility. As an employee, you should take necessary measures to ensure that things don't get too bad.

Reframe To Reclaim Your Potential: Three Steps To Navigating Resistance

Reframe To Reclaim Your Potential: Three Steps To Navigating Resistance

Most of us engage in acts of resistance daily. We resist our own thoughts and emotions and those of our colleagues. But here’s the good news: The adage that “resistance is futile” may not be true after all.

Team Co-Creation is a Dance and it Needs Choreography.

Team Co-Creation is a Dance and it Needs Choreography.

The foundation of a co-creative team consists of a common understanding of what co-creation means and a clear vision of how the team will fluidly work together, as in a choreographed dance.

Mindfulness: The Executive Must-Have That’s Only Three Breaths Away

Mindfulness: The Executive Must-Have That’s Only Three Breaths Away

Deborah Goldstein shares a game-changing meditation practice that she typically reserves for her clients.

A Sustainable Organization is An Inclusive One.

A Sustainable Organization is An Inclusive One.

Deborah Goldstein offers three practical steps for creating inclusion at your firm, thereby decreasing employee turnover.

Blindsided and Bewildered: When Colleagues Cross Us, The Emotional Fallout Can Be Debilitating.

Blindsided and Bewildered: When Colleagues Cross Us, The Emotional Fallout Can Be Debilitating.

Deborah Goldstein shares the story of a coaching client who was sabotaged by a colleague and was able to reemerge after a simple discussion.

“On Time” Has A New Definition, and It Can Redefine Your Career Path!

“On Time” Has A New Definition, and It Can Redefine Your Career Path!

Deborah Goldstein writes about the career strides one of her clients made by always arriving early to meetings.

Embracing Your Vulnerabilities Will Help You Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone!

Embracing Your Vulnerabilities Will Help You Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone!

Deborah Goldstein lays out 3 case studies where clients boosted their confidence and thrived professionally in spite of their vulnerabilities.

Calling The Word Police Once And For All.

Calling The Word Police Once And For All.

Deborah Goldstein considers how eliminating one pesky word from your vocabulary can help you shed some bad energy.

Cast Yourself As Confident and Get Promoted Like A Superstar!

Cast Yourself As Confident and Get Promoted Like A Superstar!

Deborah Goldstein shares the 4 steps toward strengthening confidence that worked for a female client.

Confidence Is A Muscle, and Self-Bullying Weakens It.

Confidence Is A Muscle, and Self-Bullying Weakens It.

Deborah Goldstein offers some lessons on how to nix your inner negativity and rebuild your confidence muscle.

Email Has Become The Enemy. But It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way.

Email Has Become The Enemy. But It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way.

Deborah Goldstein gives us some valuable advice for kicking "the addiction that society encourages".

80% of Success is Following Up. Unfortunately, Most Of Us Haven’t Received The Memo

80% of Success is Following Up. Unfortunately, Most Of Us Haven’t Received The Memo

Deborah Goldstein reports in on her techniques for brushing up on your business follow-up.

Plagued By Workplace Interruptions? You Need To Set Some Boundaries!

Plagued By Workplace Interruptions? You Need To Set Some Boundaries!

Deborah Goldstein shares a case study demonstrating how she devised a productivity plan that worked for a DRIVEN client.

There’s A Missing Ingredient to Cohesion In The Workplace

There’s A Missing Ingredient to Cohesion In The Workplace

Deborah Goldstein reveals 4 enlightened breakthroughs about workplace trust, as experienced by DRIVEN workshop participants.

Table Talk: How To Fully Leverage Your Next Business Lunch

Table Talk: How To Fully Leverage Your Next Business Lunch

Deborah Goldstein reveals 3 high-impact tips for optimizing client restaurant meetings.

Why The “Be Here Now” Sentiment Is Your Ticket To Better Productivity.

Why The “Be Here Now” Sentiment Is Your Ticket To Better Productivity.

Deborah Goldstein gives us 4 tips for staying present using mindfulness.

There’s A Formula For Achieving Your Goals, and it Works.

There’s A Formula For Achieving Your Goals, and it Works.

Deborah Goldstein offers 3 ways to speed up your career by, believe it or not, slowing down!

Don’t Just “Appear” Put-Together; Feel It!

Don’t Just “Appear” Put-Together; Feel It!

Deborah Goldstein gives us three ways to show up professionally that are so practical that you can start today.

The Business Meal: A Successful Person’s Secret Weapon

The Business Meal: A Successful Person’s Secret Weapon

Deborah Goldstein writes about the advantages of a business meal.