Entries by Robyn Marcotte

Podcasts and Continuous Learning

Last month I shared with you my Top 10 Favorite Books; I received so many emails about that list that I thought I would share with you my Top 7 Favorite Podcasts: This is Your Life by Michael Hyatt – Leadership Focus Ted Radio Hour: NPR (Ted Talks) – Wide range of topics all by […]

6 Key Tips for Leading by Example

1. Establish an impeccable standard of excellence. Set high expectations at the outset and raise the bar on any crucial factors. The best way to establish a standard is by modeling the expected behavior yourself. Showcase excellence. Your actions have the potential to affect everyone around you and the bottom line, don’t dabble in mediocrity. […]

Attitude of Gratitude – Thankful for YOU!

A friend shared a story about how when they feel grateful for even the small things in life, it changes their whole outlook.  It retrains them to think of all the good things in their life versus the things that are wrong, or little annoyances. He used a shiny plastic gem.  I have heard others […]

Concentration Busters

Many people start projects with good intentions but struggle to stay on track. Here are a few of the most common concentration busters that throw people off schedule: Social media and email. Avoid logging into social media and checking email when you’re working on a project. Consider turning off your alerts and possibly even Wi-Fi. […]

Congratulations, You’re the Boss Now

Help for those Managing Former Peers Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked to step in and lead a team you were once part of as a peer? Making this transition from team member to team leader can be a tricky one.  You go from being one of the group; hanging […]

7 Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader

How would you describe a strong leader? In one leadership study, qualities such as assertiveness, adaptability, intelligence and conscientiousness were cited as the most important. “Research clearly shows that transformational leaders – leaders who are positive, inspiring, and who empower and develop followers – are better leaders,” explains psychologist and leadership expert Ronald E. Riggio. […]

Top 10 Entrepreneurial Books

As a small business owner, I’m always trying to learn from the experience of other entrepreneurs, and that happens most often through reading their books. If you find yourself with some downtime over the holidays, here are the top 10 books I buy in bulk and regularly recommend to clients and colleagues. Read them in […]

Empowering Employees as Agents of Change

Q: What is the best way to transform your workplace? A: Inspire your workforce. When people hear the word innovation, they often think about game-changing, market-creating inventions such as personal computers or smart phones. But innovation can encompass any new idea that positively influences a company’s bottom line–including incremental improvements in ordinary operations. Your front-line […]

The Definition of Success

Zig Ziglar was an iconic expert on complete and balanced success, and in Born to Win! Find Your Success Code, his last book before his passing, he shared his winning philosophy: that you have to plan and prepare to win, to succeed-and the strategies to go with it. In this excerpt, he shares a short list of […]