9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess. Two years ago, I realized I didn’t have this skill. So I hired a CEO who did. Josh had 12 years in the corporate world, which included running a major department at Comcast. I knew he was seasoned, but I was still skeptical at first. We were going through some tough growing pains, and I thought that a lack of cash would make it extremely difficult to improve the company morale. I was wrong. With his help and the help of the great team leaders he put in place, Josh not only rebuilt the culture, but also created a passionate, hard-working team that is as committed to growing and improving the company as I am. Here are nine things I learned from him: Be generous with praise.
How to Draw a Portrait of the Head The most important part of a drawing is the start, not the finish. This tutorial will focus on how to start a portrait drawing, using basic blocking-in techniques. When drawing a portrait from life, you don’t want to just jump-in and draw. I always walk around the model to get a better understanding of the model and plan out my composition. In addition, whenever I do a head study, or a portrait, I don’t start out by trying to capture a “likeness.” Here is my process for drawing portraits: 1. Mark the top of skull, not the hair, then locate the line of the chin, mark the back of the skull and two lines for the angles of the front of the skull. Look for the bone structure of the skull not the features of the face—that will come later. 2. Divide the head into thirds: one third is from the top of the head to the top of the eye socket; the second is from the top of the eye socket to the base of the nose; and the third is from the base of the nose to the bottom of the chin. 3. 4. 5.
Top 10 Tips To Radically Improve Your Social Skills PositivityBlog.com “The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. “Who was Dale Carnegie?” He wrote a little book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Carnegie then continued to write more books and to create courses on how to interact with people, on how to make friends and on how to gain influence. Here are 10 of my favourite tips from Dale Carnegie. 1. “If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.” Emotions work backwards too. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” This is so key. The body language and the voice tonality is a bit like the rest of the iceberg, the great mass below the tip of the words we use. “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” Now these things may not be easy to avoid all together. You will also be broadcasting and receiving negative emotions. 6.
5 Strategies to Read People’s Emotional Energy Emotions are a stunning expression of our energy, the “vibe” we give off. We register these with intuition. Some people feel good to be around; they improve your mood and vitality. Others are draining; you instinctively want to get away. This “subtle energy” can be felt inches or feet from the body, though it‘s invisible. Emotional energy is contagious. When reading emotions, realize that what others say or how they appear frequently don‘t match their energy. Here, the surrender to focus on is saying “yes” to the messages your body sends. Strategies to read emotional energy Sense people’s presence - This is the overall energy we emit, not necessarily congruent with words or behaviour. As you read people notice: does their overall energy feel warm? Watch people’s eyes – We can make love or hate with our eyes. Take time to observe people‘s eyes. Notice the feel of a handshake, hug and touch – We share emotional energy through physical contact much like an electrical current.
HTML Tutorials Chicken Soup for INFJs A boat docked in a tiny seaside village. An American tourist complimented the local fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. "Not very long," answered the fisherman. "But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you! "And after that?" "With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. "How long would that take?" "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American. "And after that?" "Afterwards? "Millions?
QuizMeme.com - Quizzes, Surveys & Fun! 25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain the Advantage in Social Situations Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behaviour. Failing to comply to these cultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following them blindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will give you the best results possible. 1) Assume comfort in any interaction. Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. In most of our social interactions, we find it difficult to feel comfortable among strangers because our brain tries to protect us from exposure. This however isn’t helping us when trying to be social and meet new people, is it? This is why assuming comfort is so powerful. 2) Pay attention to people’s feet when you are approaching them. Interrupting people when they are in the middle of an important conversation is one of the most annoying things to do. If they turn both torso and feet, it means you are welcome. Admit it.
Think Tanks 10 Steps to setting up in web design/development One of the most common questions I get is “I want to get into web design… Where do I start?” So this is my 10-step guide to setting up a web design or development business. Of course, if you really want to fly, you have to check out my full 6-month Pro Web Design Course training programme. I won’t go into all the general stuff about running a business (although some of this info is relevant whatever you do). My 10 Steps To Become a Pro Web Designer 1. Knowing what you’re best at helps you choose what to do. Knowing what you’re not that great at helps you avoid wasting time and energy on things that are best left to someone else. Concentrating on work that makes the most of your talents and works around your weaker areas is the best way to maximise the value you offer to clients. 2. Your Market is simply: The people who have a need that you can fulfil. It’s good to get as clear as possible about the people you’re selling to. Remember, you’re selling your services to people, not companies. 3. 4.