Author Archives: Marta Steele

About Marta Steele

Partner and Community Manager at PeopleResults

Why Every Organization Needs Strong Followers

We live in a leader-centric world. We are bombarded by books, courses and experts that continually espouse the virtues of leadership.   …

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Are You More Persuasive Than a 5th Grader?

I recently attended a TEDx conference, delivered by a class of 5th graders. Each student presented an impassioned speech on topics such …

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How to Tame a Supersized Ego

Self-doubt is something we all experience in our careers. Will I get through my presentation without vomiting? Can I successfully tackle this …

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8 Hacks to Make Your Meetings More Rewarding

How much time and money are you wasting in meetings? More than you think.  But adding structure and predictability to your meetings …

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The Worst Career Advice

Family, friends and mentors usually mean well when they offer career advice. However, the best career advice isn’t really advice. It comes …

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Dealing with Resistance

Don’t be disappointed when no one hip-hip-hoorays or throws a party for your new initiative or idea. It doesn’t matter that you’ve done …

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Don’t Let Weak Words Limit You

Pay close attention to your word choice. Re-read your emails. Without knowing it, you may be slipping in “weak words” that sabotage …

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7 Signs Your Communication Approach Will Fail

Most leaders and organizations struggle during times of change. I’ve witnessed how Steering Committee Powerpoint slides, code drop deadlines and meticulous budget …

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You’ve Just Been Promoted. Now What?

Promotions are an incredibly validating and exciting time in a career. But promotions also bring uncertainty, vulnerability and exposure. Once the congratulations and high-fives taper …

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8 Techniques the Best Speakers Used During the 2016 Political Conventions

I’ve heard some excellent speeches at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year. Some that literally took my breath away. …

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