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How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer

How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Chip Conley is the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began at age 26 and built to more than 30 properties in California alone. In 2010, Joie de Vivre was awarded the #1 customer service award in the U.S. by Market Metrix (Upper Upscale hotel category).


Conley has also been named the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and I’m proud to call him a friend.


We’ve shared many glasses of wine together. He doesn’t know what I’m about to tell you, but it’s true (Hi, Chip!). When we first met, and after reading his first book on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, I wondered “Is this Chip dude for real? Implementing self-actualization in a company?!?” My curiosity drove me to visit a few of his hotels, including Hotel Vitale, where I eventually concluded: these are the happiest employees I’ve ever met.


He has figured out what makes people tick.


The following post is a guest post by Chip and based on his new book, Emotional Equations. Be sure to read to the end, as there is a chance to win an expense-paid trip to SF to spend an entire day training with him.


Deal-making? Empire building? Self-fulfillment? He’s your guy.


Enjoy…


Read more: http://bit.ly/wndzrV

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SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Be a winner.

SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Be a winner. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Be a winner, a pleasant feeling!


Today I want to tell you about a subject that has always held an important place in my heart and this, since my childhood. Yes, I have always been competition oriented. In everything I did, I wanted to be first, what which, as you can imagine, has no been always the case.


It is always the case today, but, it’s no longer in the same way. If in my childhood, it was to win the football, ice hockey game or another competitions like this; today it’s rather more in philosophical activities (…) where I want to have the nose in front!


I have often wondered what made the difference between winners and the others,...

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100 Days with No Goals

100 Days with No Goals | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

I have lived the last 100 days with no goals. And I have never been happier or more content in my life.

 

When I met Leo four months ago — two-thousand miles from my home in Dayton, Ohio — he said there were three things that significantly changed his life: establishing habits he enjoyed, simplifying his life, and living with no goals.

 

I was already living the first two: I had established my pleasurable habits, I had simplified my life. But it was difficult for me to grasp the “no goals” thing. The thought of living a life with no goals sounded insane to me — it was counterintuitive, it was scary, it went against almost everything I had ever learned about productivity.

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Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 2:31 PM
Hi Chuck! No, not really. I think we have many good tools, like Scoop.it, to do a great job in this area. But if you have seen an interesting articel about this matter, I'm interested to read it! Cheers! Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:27 PM
I left this message on your blog:

Hi Chuck,

An interesting and logical analysis (for me) about the business and balance (I like the posts from Darren Hardy and also quotes from Jim Rohn).

Of course, the world in general is not really interested that we take care of this matter, because the mentality of most people (often the high-level management included) is very poor in this area.

I am interested in this life approach for a long time and I look all the time for ideas to improve my skills in this area.

A friend of mine has created a website where he talks about this kind of approach to life (http://happinesscircle.net/TheHappinessCircle.html) take a look at it, maybe this will interest you.

Cheers and a great week.
Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:29 PM
Chuck, I forget to say that your post is excellent and that I'll set it on my scoop.it in the next days... :-)
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What Determines Your Personal Value?

What Determines Your Personal Value? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

The way we perceive our own worth as a person has a profound influence on every aspect of our life. Today’s culture sends a lot of mixed signals that can easily distort our views about what makes us a worthwhile person.

 

Unless we develop a well grounded understanding of the true nature of personal value, we will probably end up adopting one or more of these distorted views.

 

How Self-worth Affects confidence

Our confidence in our own abilities will ultimately be the deciding factor when it comes to taking action and producing results...

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7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams

7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

What do you REALLY want from life? What’s your big dream? Are you taking steps toward it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you from taking action today?


Perhaps you’re scared, or maybe you've built a huge wall of procrastination that you'll never scale. Whatever it is, you probably think it has merit. In fact, you may have simply stopped thinking about your dreams because you've given up.


It's too bad. People in much worse situations than you have created the life of their dreams. You may have excuses and obstacles standing in your way, but you can transcend them. However, it only happens when you’re ready...

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Conversation Agent: Waiting to Be Discovered

Conversation Agent: Waiting to Be Discovered | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

WISDOM Trailer from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo.

 

Don't.

 

Don't wait to be discovered. Express yourself, be curious, make things. Do the work. A good friend of mine once told me that birthing a new idea takes sweat, tears, and courage. I believed him, because that has been my experience.

 

It was exciting for me to discover these words of wisdom. I've always been fascinated by the idea of passing the torch of life from one generation to the next. Making that connection between the stories of those who have explored a path before me, and those who are looking to carve new ones now...

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5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself After a Failure

5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself After a Failure | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Let’s face it. We all fail.


As we go through life we have relationships that don’t work out, jobs that just aren’t right, exams that we flunk, initiatives that don’t succeed. The more new things we try the more failures we are likely to have. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to do nothing new.

 

The important thing is how we deal with failure. It can be part of a downward slide in which lack of confidence reinforces feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But experiencing failure can be a learning experience and an opportunity for a fresh start. A good way to begin this process is by asking yoruself some tough questions...

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The Transition From Negative to Positive

The Transition From Negative to Positive | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Our subconscious mind is an amazing and almost magical tool of our body. One can influence the quality of life just by believing in yourself and thinking positively. Positive thinking gives you strength, hope, faith, confidence, contentment and peace. It does take some amount of effort to inculcate a positive approach in your life, but once you do life’s perception changes forever.


Here are some ways to identify negative traits in your daily life:


-Exactitude – If you are a perfectionist yourself, then stop expecting people or life as a whole to be perfect or according to your expectations. A perfectionist tends to set idealistic goals and always is dissatisfied even if a small thing goes off beam, this encourages pessimism.


Read more: http://ririanproject.com/2011/09/26/the-transition-from-negative-to-positive/#more-1054

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Saying the right thing…

Saying the right thing… | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Words are my friend: I enjoy playing with them, reorganising them, manipulating them, and looking up new ones – all in an attempt to construct a sentence which says what I want it to say.

 

But recently I have found myself struggling to say the right thing. There are three ladies who I follow on Twitter who are dealing with cancer; they tweet their way through their battles with honesty, braveness and humour.

 

But of course, by choosing to share their stories in public (for which I am in no way criticising – that would be a tad pot and kettle ha), they are inviting responses to their situations. And I find myself worrying about what the right response is. Have I got the balance between empathy and humour? Will it make them smile? What if I say the wrong thing?...

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Information Overload and the Art of Communication

Information Overload and the Art of Communication | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

What does it take to connect with others so that our message stays with them? How can we frame our communication in a way that bypasses their built in perception filters and leaves a lasting impression?

 

As a writer and blogger, this subject is of special interest to me. Beyond that, the benefits of mastering effective communication touches our lives on every level. I believe it was Tony Robins who said that “the quality of our lives is in direct proportion to the quality of our communication.”

 

Have you ever noticed that a common denominator in many movie scripts is that the plot is built around a lack of good communication? Think about it. How often does unrequited love really boil down to un-proclaimed feelings, or wrong assumptions based on a complete lack of communication?...

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What Does Success Mean to You?

What Does Success Mean to You? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual. What might represent financial abundance to you might represent poverty to someone like Donald Trump.

 

Your concept of being physically fit is probably not the same as that of an elite Olympic athlete. While swimming a quarter of a mile might represent your new personal best, to someone about to swim the English Channel it doesn’t mean much.

 

Identify what being successful means to you!

To be successful in any endeavor the first thing we need to do is to identify exactly what success in that area means to you personally...

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Ponderings: Who has Mentored You?

Ponderings: Who has Mentored You? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

This week’s pondering question is: Who has mentored you in your life and what has it meant to your life or career?

 

What is a mentor? I believe it is someone who gives graciously of themselves to help others learn and grow. I will go years back to tell you of my first mentor, my second grade teacher Mrs. Susan Franco. She was a first year teacher who had been a journalist in her past career. I remember thinking that was the most glamorous job ever: journalist! Second grade was a very hard year for me as my parents got divorced (back in the days when parents didn’t get divorced) and she was so kind to me...

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The 12 Most Obvious Signs of a Wise Leader

The 12 Most Obvious Signs of a Wise Leader | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Many leaders are making decisions with a short-term focus & it's time we find wise ones. Here are twelve signs you've found a wise leader.

 

We live in an era of haste-based folly. These are the days of rapid rewards, speed dating, quick trim and slim fast. As impatience increases, decisions grow more and more short-sighted. The faster we move, the more likely we are to speak and act without thinking of long-term consequences.

 

Folly, the opposite of wisdom, can be defined as “a tragic lack of forethought.” I assert that today’s leaders, in all walks of life, are increasingly acting, speaking and making decisions with a short-term focus. This must change or the consequences will be painful.

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