First we had IQ to predict success. Then Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Now, Experiential Intelligence (XQ) expands our understanding of what's needed to thrive in today's disruptive world.
Experiential Intelligence reveals how our past experiences impact our present success and future opportunities in ways we often don't recognize. While you can't change what's happened to you or how you've responded to it, within your unique stories are hidden strengths waiting to be discovered. Do just that by uncovering your Experiential Intelligence—the mindsets and abilities gained from your personal and professional life experiences.
Just as memorizing facts doesn't give you a high IQ, your Experiential Intelligence (XQ) isn't merely what you've learned over time. It's how you perceive challenges, view opportunities, and tackle goals.
XQ is your unique internal fingerprint. Leverage it to:
Become a better leader
Increase collaboration, innovation, and results
Hire and develop talent using more strategic criteria
Transform your organization's culture
Experiential Intelligence reveals the psychological, sociological, and neurological forces that make us tick. Learn how to uncover your hidden assets, remove invisible barriers limiting peak performance, and amplify strengths to achieve breakthroughs for yourself, your team, and your organization.
WINNER Business: Communications/Public Relations 2023 Best Book Awards
Clear communication requires the courage to confront the psychological blocks that hold you back. Learn how to become a more fearless and peerless communicator.
Raising your game as a communicator is one of the best ways to make a difference in the world, but it takes courage to open up to others and invite others to open up to you. As a lifelong communication coach, Michelle Gladieux has discovered four sneaky obstacles that can keep you from becoming the best communicator you can be:
Hiding—Fear of exposing your supposed weaknesses
Defining—Putting too much stock into assumptions and being quick to judge
Rationalizing—Using “being realistic” to shield yourself from taking chances, engaging in conflict, or doing other scary but potentially rewarding actions
Settling—Stopping at “good enough” instead of aiming for something better in your interactions
These challenges all have something in common. They require taking risks—to reveal yourself, question your beliefs, take a leap of faith, or move out of your comfort zone. Each chapter includes a real-world practice called a Pro Move and an exercise, both carefully crafted to help you overcome hang-ups and take more joy in communicating.
Courageous communication requires self-knowledge, practice, and a desire to grow. It is a full-body, full-mind, and full-heart effort. This book is like having a caring, expert coach along with you for the journey.
WINNER Business: General Business: Reference 2023 International Book Awards
A Bridge Not Too Far: Where Creativity Meets Innovation by Deepak Ohri is a must-read and inspirational book for anyone seeking to harness the power of innovation and creativity to succeed in the business world. Ohri, founder and CEO of lebua Hotels and Resorts, shares his inspiring journey from humble beginnings to becoming a renowned award-winning entrepreneur in the luxury hospitality industry with a focus on management and leadership.
Ohri provides a deeply human-centered approach to managing business and life, sharing his insights and expertise on how to succeed in the competitive world of entrepreneurship and the hospitality industry. Ohri's innovative entrepreneurial spirit and unique perspective on experiential luxury have transformed the hospitality landscape. In this motivational book and remarkable guide, Ohri provides invaluable lessons and practical tips for anyone seeking to achieve similar success.
With a focus on the importance of creativity and innovation, A Bridge Not Too Far is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs, offering actionable strategies for achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, and climbing to the top. Whether you are just starting or looking to take your business to the next level, this book is an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in the competitive world of entrepreneurship.
Named one of the Global Top Most Inspirational Executives in Travel and Hospitality by the International Hospitality Institute, Ohri is a visionary leader who has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the industry that values customers satisfaction and ethical leadership. A Bridge Not Too Far is a testament to his remarkable accomplishment and his dedication to helping others in their goal achievement for their success.
So, if you are ready to grow your business or career to the next level, this self help book is the perfect guide to get you there.
WINNER Legacy: Business 2023 International Book Awards
We complicate our lives, when all we really need is a little Mind Candy. Felicia Pizzonia has cracked the code to program your subconscious mind to achieve success; the Mind Candy code. Your life is a reflection of what you think. Everything you see is precipitated thought and thoughts become things. Everything stems from your mind. It is truly important to adopt radically different beliefs by conditioning your mind to believe in your goals and programming your subconscious mind to fulfill your heart's desires. After many years of using mind conditioning techniques to create a fulfilled life, Felicia has harnessed her research and life experiences in this book. She reveals the ultimate code to program your subconscious mind. The result is a simple method you can use to program your subconscious mind to achieve your goals and live what you love.
WINNER Business: Communications/Public Relations 2023 International Book Awards
A timely guide to effectively presenting virtually by Fortune 500 presentation skills coach and former Yale Drama School lecturer Jacqueline Farrington.
The ability to shine online has suddenly become one of the most important skills for us personally and professionally. Whether you’re presenting to a team of 7 on Zoom or 7,000 on WebEx, the practical and proven insights in this book will build confidence, skills and positive outcomes.
Read this book to learn:
Why you must rehearse over and over, so it looks like you’ve never done it before
The science of why connecting and engaging online is harder—and exactly what to do about it
Why you must understand the difference between authentic presence and strategic presence
Why congruency matters and how to use it in your favor
What happens to our voices in virtual realms—and how to effectively compensate
How to produce like a pro—and become a pro in every aspect of your delivery
And much more
This Non-Obvious Guide is to become the most comprehensive, readable and actionable collection of principles for performing at your best online. Written by a globally known presentation skills coach who delivers her results-driven process for shining online (and on stage), this guide also features plenty of humor and fun references to relevant lines from our favorite flicks to keep you engaged—and help you learn more in less time.
Read this book to learn how to apply actionable principles from stage and screen to your virtual presentations. The future of presentations, workshops, and meetings is virtual and acting, producing, directing skills are required, no matter who’s in your audience, and no matter what your topic.
Based on the science of how our brains encode virtual experiences, this pithy, entertaining guide details how to create your most authentic and strategic presence; make the most of your voice, body language and stories; format options; visual considerations; equipment set up; tapping the backchannel and more.