How to Be a Leader and Not Just a Boss

Interview: Dwight Holcomb.

Dwight Holcomb is a marketing guru who can explore the latest digital video marketing strategies that can excite your audience and help them to reach and surpass their business goals.

Talking Points from Dwight Holcomb
On How to Be an Effective Leader:

During a pandemic, companies need to have true leaders guide their teams.

How a Leaders (Bosses) Should Treat Employees

A leader must set the pace and show employees how to make an impact and how to achieve great results by setting the bar with their own actions. Whenever there are mistakes made by an employee, a leaders should first let the employee know that their job is secure, the world isn’t ending, and that everyone makes mistakes. Then they help them understand how to properly fix the mistake and make sure there is an acceptable solution and process in place to make sure the mistake is avoided in the future. Finally, a leader knows how to get buy-in to make sure that changes and improvements are not just understood, but embraced by the employees.  Otherwise, more errors can be expected.

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What to Do When Someone’s Not Wearing a Mask

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about How to Resolve Mask Conflicts:
 

1)  Recognize that people have differing views and very strong opinions about the need to wear masks. A lot of these decisions are based on media articles/reports and pseudo science. Alternately, people should be encouraged to read the scientific reviews on sites such as pubmed.gov.

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3 Tips Before Jumping Back Into Dating After a Divorce

Available for Interviews:Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes Can Say in an Interview
on Dating After Divorce:

 

1)  Work to check your intrinsic biases. Roughly 98% of our thoughts are unconsciously driven and our brains are fairly lazy seeking to conserve energy. Our brains also look for patterns. Consequently, a new person in our lives may do something that makes our brain connect the dots back to something our ex’s did and we can have an inappropriate reaction. Instead, observe your thoughts and question why you are reacting the way you are. It may have nothing to do with your present relationship.

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Addressing REAL Problems With Personnel in the Workplace

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker throughout North America.

 

What Dr. Roger Hall can say in an interview about: 
Problems in Business:

  • When I consult in workplaces people almost always tell me “We have a communication problem.”
  • Very often they do NOT have a communication problem they have a problem.
  • I’ve distinguished the difference between 4 Kinds of Communication Problems and 5 Kinds of Real Problems. 

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Why Introverts Shut Down and Tips for Managing

Available for Interviews:Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes can say in an interview
on Introverts:

 

  • Introverts often “shut down” because the “fight or flight” part of their brain (technically, the limbic system) gets triggered by being out of their comfort zone. 

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The Root of Lying and Why it’s So Popular in Politics

Available for Interviews:Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes can say in an interview
on Lying:
  • We all lie. While that seems negative, many of these lies are social dignity lies that are aimed at preventing harm or hurt to others, or concealing information that one wants to keep secret. For instance, “No, of course, you don’t look fat.

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How to Plan for Employee Return After Working Remotely

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes can say in an interview
about planning for employees to return to work:

With states lifting COVID-19 restrictions, some businesses can reopen their offices but it won’t be like flipping the switch back on. What should a business consider before asking employees to come back after working from home? What should their return-back policies include, and what do they need to do to keep employees safe? Who should come back first, and who should maybe become permanently remote?  Continue reading “How to Plan for Employee Return After Working Remotely”

Micromanagers: The Relationship Between Fear and Control

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker throughout North America.

 

What Dr. Roger Hall can say in an interview about: 
The Relationship Between Fear & Control:

Exploring Fear & ContRol

  • Why people are micromanagers. 
  • If you’ve ever had a micromanaging boss, that boss is likely to have been very afraid. 
  • Fear and control are inextricably linked.

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5 Ways to Manage Polarized Topics Via Social Media

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Managing Polarized Topics Via Social Media

 

    1. Do consider your purpose. Are you just venting? Trying to make a change? Lashing out? What you post should take your purpose into consideration. If you are looking to have an honest, open dialog, posts that discredit opposing opinions with judgment and venom are unlikely to accomplish your objective.  Instead, consider asking questions. Pose your observation and be willing to consider others’ opinions – even if they differ from yours.
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Resolving Disputes Remotely in Business

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Resolving Disputes Remotely:
 

Mediating conflict between virtual teams is largely about the brain and our natural tendency to go negative when we cannot connect all the dots. In other words, when we are not fully involved with other team members and something goes wrong, we typically find negative reasons for the occurrence.  

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