5 Major Ways We Sabotage Our Careers

ChrisMontoya.netDid you know there are 5 major ways you can sabotage your career? Recently, I gave my online course an assignment to map out their careers visually. They were asked to plot their jobs, education and awards on a timeline. Of course, I can’t expect a course participant to do what I wouldn’t do, so […]

Negotiation Skills: An Orchestrating™ Talent to Win More Often

(c) Creative CommonsWe’ve all seen them on television, in movies and read about them in stories – the one who tries to influence or persuade others for one reason or another. They can have stereotypical portrayals as ruthless, manipulative and even cut throat characters. The truth is, that’s not a type of person, that’s a stereotype. Everyone can […]

Cognitive Styles: Why Billiards is an Orchestrators™ Game

403147070_4d278b3326_oWhen I traveled to Rugby, England a few years ago to provide training, I was introduced to a brilliant guy named Lee who worked in a related department and he loved the game of Billiards. In fact, he was often traveling to the U.S. to compete in matches that were broadcast on ESPN. He was […]

Legacy, Mentorship & Partnership: The Death of David Keirsey

David KeirseyToday, I found out from my friend and type expert, Linda Berens that temperament and personality type expert David Keirsey passed away last week. My heart sank to read this. I have dedicated a significant portion of my career to studying his work and Linda’s work to help other people. I never had the chance […]

Value: Three Simple Ways to Increasing Your Value and Lower Stress

Chris Montoya - Laughter is the best medicineWhat value are you delivering online, at work, and the world? Have you noticed lately how everyone is rushing to get out their value blogs? Maybe you’ve even felt compelled to start a blog too so you don’t miss out. Or if you’ve started a blog, maybe your having problems coming up with topics. Online […]

Kill Your Depression & Celebrate Your Freedom in Four Powerful Ways

Chris-Montoya-JoyMaybe you’ve been turning a blind eye. Or maybe you haven’t noticed things aren’t working. Worse yet, maybe it’s falling apart and you don’t want to see it. Maybe you know it’s done and you have to face it, but don’t want to. Whatever the case may be, depression can bring you down fast. I […]

5 Solid Reasons to Join My Google+ Group: ISD Training & Development

Chris Montoya ISD Google Plus GroupIf you are faced with a new training project and need help, where do you go? Maybe you have an idea for a class but want to hear some feedback. Are you tasked with rolling out training to your group but are not sure where to start? Maybe you need to give a presentation or […]

Proven Ways To Really Hire the Right Person For Your Position

Chris-Montoya-Interview-HireRemember what it was like the last time you realized you needed to fill a job when someone left your team? Did you panic? Did you ignore it until it was too late? Did you just hire a someone with a pulse? If you think the best resumé is one that just lists previous duties with […]

The Battle for Your Mind: Fear, Art and You

Creative Commons by EyesplashRecently on a podcast from Human Business Works, Chris Brogan and Seth Godin discussed making your art and the fear that can haunt you as part of that process. It was riveting. Have you ever heard something so true it shakes you up? That podcast did it for me. And maybe that was because I […]