035 - Four Ways to Communicate Complex Ideas Clearly

035 - Four Ways to Communicate Complex Ideas Clearly

We communicate ideas all the time. Whether it’s to colleagues over a coffee, stakeholders in a business meeting, or audiences at an event. The problem is, when the subject matter is complex, how do you avoid confusing everyone? How can you shift from presenting confusion to presenting clarity? Master presenter and coach Rob Bialostocki explains how.

032 - The Technique That Boosts My Brainpower

032 - The Technique That Boosts My Brainpower

I have found how to improve my thinking, creativity and the effectiveness of my ideas without using any banned substances or strange techniques. The answer my surprise you but it involves a couch. We look at the difference between Alpha, Beta and Theta thinking and how you can unlock your creativity for business.

031 - The Introvert’s Guide to Striking Up a Conversation

031 - The Introvert’s Guide to Striking Up a Conversation

Starting a conversation with a stranger is one of the most difficult things to do for many people - often, but not at all exclusively, for those who identify with being introverted. I used to be just as reticent to do so. But, then I discovered some simple tweaks to both my thoughts and behaviours that have made striking up a conversation, a piece of cake!

030 - The Secret to Dealing With Angry People

030 - The Secret to Dealing With Angry People

How do you react when you’re confronted by an angry person? I know it doesn’t happen often (unless you’re in the Police!) but when it does, what’s the best way of dealing with the situation? Using an idea from Mark Goulston’s excellent book Just Listen, Rob outlines an approach that bears much better fruit than defence or avoidance.

028 - Running Projects? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

028 - Running Projects? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Most people, in most organisations, are at one time or another involved in projects. The trouble is, sometimes they can fail for some quite fundamental reasons. If you run projects, or are involved in some, then make sure you avoid these three common project mistakes that can actually damage your reputation if the project doesn’t work out.

026 - Why Your People May Not Be Performing

026 - Why Your People May Not Be Performing

You want your people to succeed and deliver great results. But, if your people don’t seem to be performing at the level you expect, don’t just send them to a training course, or put them on “performance management.” Rob Bialostocki describes The Performance Equation which may explain why the performance is probably not quite there, and what you can do about it.

025 - Make it a No-brainer

025 - Make it a No-brainer

Senior decision makers and potential clients have a multitude of things to consider and decide on on a regular basis. If your idea or solution doesn’t seem to be worth it, and fast, they may ignore it (or put it on the “I’ll think about it” shelf). Rob Bialostocki explains how you can tip the balance of their thinking in your favour.

024 - The Magic of Clarity

024 - The Magic of Clarity

You might have brilliant ideas and suggestions, but if the other party doesn’t understand what you’re getting at, you lose. And if they’re very busy, and you don’t cut to the chase quickly, you also lose. Rob Bialostocki shares a simple technique for driving clarity into your thoughts and words, and getting the buy-in you need.

023 - Forget Goals. Try This Instead.

023 - Forget Goals. Try This Instead.

What if you were told to forget about settings goals? That surely goes against most of the advice out there on how to live a successful life. In today’s podcast, Rob Bialostocki - author, coach and speaker - suggests that goal setting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And he suggests a more powerful approach to improving your life and work.

022 - Happy? If Not, You May Have This Problem

022 - Happy? If Not, You May Have This Problem

If you’ve detected discontent in important areas of your life or work, and you’ve been feeling that way for a while now, then you may have a specific kind of problem. In this episode, Rob Bialostocki examines what may be going on, and what you can do about it.

019 - Unlock Your Leadership Potential

019 - Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Everyone has an opinion on how to develop leadership. There are, after all, over 259 million hits when you Google the term 'Develop Leadership.'! Today, we bypass the often complex suggestions given, and instead look at three practical things you can do to give greater leadership around you.

017 - How to Cope With Tough Times

017 - How to Cope With Tough Times

Are you facing some real challenges in your life and work? I'm sure that many of those around you are in the same boat, even though it might feel like you’re on your own. In this episode, learn three perspectives that can make all the difference in both how you feel and the progress you make.

016 - How to Push Back on Stakeholders (without Threatening Your Career)

016 - How to Push Back on Stakeholders (without Threatening Your Career)

You simply cannot push back on requests from senior stakeholders! Or can you? The answer is yes, you can (thanks Obama) if you adopt an approach that is respectful and firm, and doesn't leave the stakeholder with nowhere else to go. Rob Bialostocki explains the five steps involved. FREE PDF download included.