My Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Team

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players.

We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently.

Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why?

The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated. - Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work.

Now your team may be your family. Or fellow writers, designers, agents, managers, assistants or programmers.

Or even fellow employees if you’re working within a company.

As technology continues to erase the confines of the traditional 9-5 work environment, it’s vital that we all learn ways to become better, more caring leaders.

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2 Steps To Build Customer Trust — Without Offering Refunds

There’s one word that’s been buzzing around every bit of my life lately, and I believe it’s one of the most important words in the world.

That word is trust.

Trust is that beautiful feeling deep in your bones when you just know someone is true, honest and real. There’s integrity and reliability that’s born from a mutual sense of humanity, and respect.

Build your business on truth and trust will build itself. Click To Tweet

And if something goes a little haywire, it’s barely a blip on your emotional screen. Because when you fully trust someone, you know you’ll be kept in the loop.

You know that no matter what happens, you’ll be treated with kindness, care and respect.

Trust is big in every corner of our lives, and it’s absolutely vital in modern business.

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How To Win People Over Without Manipulation w/ Bob Burg

The weather has taken a chilly turn here in NYC which means I’m busting out my boots and gloves for the first time this season!

Though I’m not a fan of cold weather, I am a huge fan of the holidays. I live for all the cooking and QT with loved ones.

But if your holiday season is anything like mine, it isn’t 100% elves and egg nog. Truth is, we may have to navigate some conflict, like…

  • Heated political throwdowns at the holiday table.  
  • Shopping skirmishes at Target. (While we don’t do holiday gifts, I’ve seen the insanity on the news)
  • General spats that erupt as a result of too much mulled wine … or not enough!
It’s about getting the results you want while helping everyone feel good about themselves. @BobBurg Click To Tweet

No matter what time of year it is, conflict shows up in our life. Rather than shy away from it, or let it take us down, why not learn to be a better communicator?

That’s why I was so excited when my friend Bob Burg wrote Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.

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Networking For Introverts w/ Susan Cain

We’re officially “in it.”

The season where the calendar is overflowing with events, conferences, seminars, parties and all kinds of get togethers that naturally involve you meeting people.

Lots of people. And often, all at once.

If even thinking about being with lots of people makes you want to stay home and take a nap, you’re not alone.

Don’t think of it as networking; think of it as seeking out kindred spirits. @susancain Click To Tweet

That’s because as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.

If you’ve ever questioned the best way to balance your need for quiet with the never-ending opportunities to “put yourself out there” — today’s MarieTV episode is for you.

You’ll learn five super helpful strategies to “putting yourself out there” in a way that works perfectly with your quiet nature.

You’ll also learn how I surprised today’s guest, Susan Cain, author of the best-seller Quiet, with a little known fact about yours truly.

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