The Circuit: Time to Think about You
LEADING AUTHORITIES ROUND UP OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, TRENDS, AND PERSONALITIES ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT
I don’t know about you, but my life and schedule can get overwhelming. It becomes hard to schedule time for me! Over the last week, I’ve had several items cross my desk that have encouraged me to set aside more of it, and I thought I’d share a few of them with you in case you’re in the same boat. From a new video on defining your life purpose, to a handy primer on how to make your body language more effective, these pieces are tailored to give you a little space to think about you.
I hope you enjoy them like I did!
WHAT’S YOUR WHY?
What is your purpose? Why are you here? Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is asking people to look themselves in the mirror in this powerful new video. He wants us all to own the “dash”–the part of your life that’s lived between the day you are born and the day you die. He asks the question, “How are you using the 30,000 or so days allotted to you?” and encourages viewers to reflect on the things that are happening in life TODAY, instead of focusing on the past or future.
STAND UP STRAIGHT
It isn’t just nagging advice from your mother anymore. In a recent interview, body language expert Mark Bowden shares why standing and sitting up straight can help you win negotiations and nail job interviews. Interestingly enough, it isn’t as much about looking polished as it is about looking big. “For better or worse, our built-in instincts tell us that big is more powerful than small.” Bowden also shares insights and advice on how to use your hands, and how to project confidence. If you’ve got a big meeting coming up, the five body language tips outlined in the article are probably worth the five minute read!
ARE YOU BEING THE BEST LEADER YOU CAN BE?
Forbes recently released a list of the “Top 10 Creative Leadership Books of 2018” and it featured a book from two of our very own speakers, General McChrystal and Jeff Eggers. The book, Leaders: Myth and Reality, explores what leadership is—and what it isn’t. McChrystal and Eggers talk about leadership myths, why they exist, and how they get it wrong. McChrystal and Eggers encourage us to confront our understanding of leadership figures and rethink the ways we can have a positive impact on the teams we work with.