Today’s guest is executive coach and author, Margaret Greenberg. Margaret’s background in a nutshell:
- Executive coach and consultant to Fortune 100 companies
- Co-author of the business book Profit from the Positive (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013). PFTP book and speaking website (with free resources!) is at www.ProfitFromThePositive.com
- Co-Positive Business columnist for Live Happy magazine
- MAPP 1 from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2006
- On Facebook, find her at the Profit from the Positive Page
Today’s interviewer is Senia Maymin.
Key take-aways from Margaret (with minute:second marks):
- 1:03: What happened with the Kindle deal-of-the-day (described in our recent article)
- 2:40: Who might want to use Profit from the Positive
- 3:16: One of Margaret’s favorite tools from the book (includes a business-friendly way to describe the growth versus fixed mindsets from Carol Dweck)
- 4:00: The research finding that Margaret finds comes up most often in her coaching
- 5:30: How to give praise to employees in a way that really works and doesn’t backfire
- 6:34: Giving effective performance reviews
- 7:07: A learning experience that has shaped Margaret’s career as a coach
- 9:40: If she were starting her coaching and consulting company today instead of 17 years ago, one thing that she’d do differently, right out of the gate.
Interviewee’s Note: Thank you, dear readers, for your response during the Kindle Deal-of-the-Day. It was a thrill to see our book go up to number 1 in the Amazon Self-Help and Leadership rankings.
Greenberg, M. H. M., & Arakawa, D. (2006). Optimistic Managers & Their Influence on Productivity & Employee Engagement in a Technology Organization. Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects, 3.
Greenberg, M. & Maymin, S. (2013). Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business. McGraw Hill.
Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Ballantine Books.
Rao, S. (2005). Are You Ready to Succeed? Unconventional Strategies to Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life. Hyperion.