Forbes Coaches Council

There’s a lot to be said for having a consistent daily routine. Many leaders try to create good habits like exercising and writing out their to-do lists for the day to help them stay productive and on task. But sometimes, the most beneficial daily practices are ones you might not instinctively think to do.

We asked a panel of Forbes Coaches Council members to share the surprising daily habits that have helped their clients thrive as leaders. Whether you’re looking to shake up your existing routine or create a new one, it’s worth experimenting with some of these habits to find the right fit for you.


14 Smart Daily Habits That Will Make You A Better Leader

12. Change Up Your Commute Every Day

Take a different way to and from the office each day. You have to move from habit and comfort zone if you are taking new ways to get to places you normally go. An added bonus is you might just find something new and exciting on your adventure. – Sharon SaylerCompetitive Edge Communications


No one wants to work in a job with a toxic culture. You want to improve your skills and build your resume, not develop ulcers. And while not all job sites have this many alarm bells ringing at the same time, you can still avoid signing on with a troubled organization. Here is what members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest you watch for:

 9. Watch For Passive-Aggressive Behavior 

“Look for signs of passive-aggressive behaviors among team members. Passive aggressiveness is a form of covert power where someone gives the appearance of compliance, or “falling into line,” however uses tactics such as smart-aleck responses, gossip, delays, misdirection or withholding information. It is a sign of not feeling safe in your environment and expressing anger without looking angry.” – Sharon SaylerCompetitive Edge Communications


1. Tell The Truth

It’s simple, but too few do it these days. Tell the truth — no spin, no alternative facts. The brands I’m passionate about are the ones that are worthy of the trust I’ve put into them, be it trust that my children will be safe with their product, my life will be enhanced by their product, the world will be a better place, etc. Once that trust is broken, my relationship with that brand is over. – Sharon SaylerCompetitive Edge Communications

Trevor Blattner’s podcast The Top One Percent

EP #014: BODY LANGUAGE & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT WITH SHARON SAYLER

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

  • The importance of understanding body language and how you can use yours to communicate better.
  • How she found out about body language and found her career.
  • How to find a mentor who will truly have your best interest in mind.
  • Valuable lessons she learned from failures and why she doesn’t call them failures.
  • The importance of reciprocity without keeping score.
  • How to reach the next level in your career through awareness.
  • Simple techniques to help you understand your body language.
  • How to meet people where they are at and take them where you want to go.
  • The difference between constant eye contact and consistent eye contact.
  • How to build confidence and where it comes from.
  • Sharon’s advice on setting goals and being flexible.

Thanks Trevor!

Sharon Sayler’s guest appearance on The Coaching Game with Laurie Lawson

Sharon Sayler’s guest appearance on Hot Women Rock with Pat Duckworth

Healthway – 7 Habits That Make People Seem Less Intelligent

7 Habits That Make People Seem Less Intelligent

Have you ever not been taken seriously…? Consider this fun and informative article by Michael Taylor who I had the pleasure of chatting with the other day.

It’s surprisingly easy to do things that make you look unintelligent in public. Here’s a list of the most common mistakes…and how to avoid them.

Coach World TV with Laurie Lawson and Sharon Sayler

Watch my interview with Laurie Lawson on her YouTube channel Coach World TV. We discuss my book What Your Body Says (and how to master the message) I also share some great tips on learning how to be successful in your workplace.

Jaden Sterling – Alchemy of True Success

Listen in to my interview with Jaden Sterling International best-selling Author of “Alchemy of True Success” “Is Your Body Language Helping Your Success or Hurting it?”

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Divine Caroline – How to Be a Leader in Any Career

How to Be a Leader in Any Career

Sharon Sayler spoke with Rebecca Boneschans from Divine Caroline, regarding new employees—specifically women—in the workplace and what their body language says to their bosses. Sayler shared eight tips to help you get the step up for which you’ve been working so hard.

How to Improve Your Body Language

CAM Report – How to Improve Your Body Language

How to Improve Your Body Language

Sharon discussed her book and the importance of good body language with the editors of the CAM Report.

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Wall Street Journal – Sandberg Falls Flat, Not Leans In

Sandberg Falls Flat, Not Leans In

Time Magazine recently featured Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In,” with the headline, “Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Successful.”

“I am disappointed that she posed in a “Geez, I hope you like me” posture. The crossed ankles while standing says, ‘little girl’ and the fig-leaf pose of the hands screams, ‘I’m just like you’ or, ‘I’m harmless.’ The fig-leaf and crossed ankle position makes you look physically smaller. In body language for success, size matters,” said Sharon Sayler, author of “What Your Body Says (and how to master the message): Inspire, Influence, Build Trust, and Create Lasting Business Relationships.”

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Manage the The Adult Learner Classroom with Nonverbal Influence 

Manage the The Adult Learner Classroom with Nonverbal Influence

Sharon Sayler, MBA, CEC, ACC, Competitive Edge Communications expert to speak at THE 2012 ASTD-CASCADIA CHAPTER CONFERENCEPORTLAND, OR, October 15, 2012 — “Adult learners often come to training against their will and with a ‘prove-it-to-me’ attitude. Unless the instructor takes the lead in building a relationship early, the training can turn into a waste of everyone’s time,” said Sharon Sayler.

 

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Media Release – We’re Seeing Just How Much Body Language Is A Game-Changer

We’re Seeing Just How Much Body Language Is A Game-Changer, Says Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications

Portland, OR (October, 2012)— The Presidential debate Wednesday, gave a revealing look at how body language cues can be a game-changer. As such there will be an intense focus on the VP debates.“We should expect to see a Biden ready to command attention….

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Media Release – THE SUBTLE SABOTEUR: DISMISSIVE BODY LANGUAGE

THE SUBTLE SABOTEUR: DISMISSIVE BODY LANGUAGE 

with Nonverbal Communications Expert Sharon Sayler, MBA

PORTLAND, OREGON, January 21 2013 —  Maybe you saw the video… First Lady Michelle Obama was caught on video yesterday during the President’s 2013 inaugural luncheon appearing to roll her eyes in displeasure at the Speaker of the House.Dismissive body language works, if your intention is to show disapproval without saying a word, It happens most often as an unconscious response to our own hurt feelings, misunderstanding of what just happened or those righteous indignation moments where “I know I’m right and you’re wrong!” Be aware though, it is also a subtle saboteur.  Read more

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Media Release – The Body Language Success Secrets Every Woman Must Know 

The Body Language Success Secrets Every Woman Must Know 

with Nonverbal Communications Expert Sharon Sayler, MBA, ACC, CECPORTLAND, OREGON, January 18, 2013 —

Did you know that the way you hold your chin could be keeping you from a 6 or 7-figure income? “If you’re not winning the respect, clients, promotions and income you deserve, stop worrying about what you’re saying and start wondering what your body language is saying!” shares Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications, a consultancy based in Portland, Oregon.On January 23rd, Ms. Sayler will be sharing her popular training Body Language Success Secrets Every Woman Must Know with members of Portland’s eWomen’s Network.

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Radio Interviews on Body Language and the Presidential Debates

Radio Interviews on Body Language and the Presidential Debates

Sharon Sayler to Discuss The  Secrets To Influence and Inspire Without Saying a Word

HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 12, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications to share the Secrets To Influence and Inspire Without Saying a Word with the Coaches and Entrepreneurs’ Edge Extravaganza participants this September 20, 2012 at the Magic Castle in Hollywood California.

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss The Body Language Every Professional Woman Must Now

Sharon Sayler to Discuss The Body Language Every Professional Woman Must Now

FORT LAUDERDALE, July 1, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications to share with the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) the nonverbal communication that will help optimize their messages to gain the maximum success on July 9, 2012.

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss Practical Approaches to Applying Nonverbal Communication to Your Sales Program

Sharon Sayler to Discuss Practical Approaches to Applying Nonverbal Communication to Your Sales Program

PORTLAND, June 16, 2012 – Competitive Edge Communications, one of the country’s top consulting firms specializing in performance acceleration, announced today that Sharon Sayler, founder, and lead consultant, will speak at the ICF Midwest Conference in Chicago on June 22, 2012.

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss Instant IQ – The Body Language Secrets of Persuasion

Sharon Sayler to Discuss Instant IQ – The Body Language Secrets of Persuasion

MIAMI, May 1, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, lead consultant for Competitive Edge Communications will speak on Instant IQ – The Body Language Secrets of Persuasion and how to immediately inspire and influence the best in others through non-verbal communications. Sponsored by Citrix, Inc.

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Divine Caroline – How to Be a Leader in Any Career

How to Be a Leader in Any Career  Sharon Sayler spoke with Rebecca Boneschans from Divine Caroline, regarding new employees—specifically women—in the workplace and what their body language says to their bosses. Sayler shared eight tips to help you get the step up for which you’ve been working so hard.

How to Improve Your Body Language

CAM Report – How to Improve Your Body Language

How to Improve Your Body Language  Sharon discussed her book and the importance of good body language with the editors of the CAM Report.

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Prevention – Four Body Language Tricks  How to get what you want without saying a word

Four Body Language Tricks  How to get what you want without saying a word  –  By Holland Taylor  No shocker here: Slouch your way into a room and people are going to think you’re less-than-confident (okay, Mom, you were right about the stop-slouching thing). But here’s what you probably didn’t know: Your slouching is making you feel less confident, too.

Source: http://www.prevention.com/health/emotional-health/how-posture-and-body-language-affect-your-feelings

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CoxBLUE – Three Easy Steps to Selling Just About Anything with Silence

Three Easy Steps to Selling Just About Anything with Silence 

Do you spend a lot of time trying to sell to others without much success? If so, you’ll probably want to look at this simple secret to look brilliant and sell just about anything to anyone. You might be saying, “Impossible… one simple secret?” So, what is that secret? Talk less… a lot less.

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Miami Hearld – Messages you send through body language can affect your career

Messages you send through body language can affect your career

By Cindy Krischer Goodman: The wrong body language could derail your progress in networking and climbing the career ladder….

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CoxBLUE – Your Body Language + Your Brand

Your Body Language + Your Brand

Whether you are big business or a one-person shop, the subconscious messages of your brand are important to your success. Strategic use of body language is vital to what you want us to believe about you and your business…

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Readers Digest – How to Best Present Yourself in a Job Interview

How to Best Present Yourself in a Job Interview

You’ve landed that job interview and have polished your resume in preparation. But what should you do once you are face to face? Use these tried-and-true tips…

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OSP – Movin’ On Up: 9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

Movin’ On Up: 9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

If you’re sure that you’ve been saying all the right things, but you still can’t get ahead, consider what you’ve really been saying to potential employers or customers — not just verbally, but nonverbally.

 

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National Mortgage News – Correcting Your Verbal Pause

Correcting Your Verbal Pause

There is much truth to the cliché, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it.” And that is very important in the sales profession, where not only your words, but also your actions can convince a prospect to become a client.

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Life Insurnace Selling – The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet

The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet

Do the “Ums,” “Uhs,” and “Ahs” got your tongue? It is natural to pause when you speak — it’s when you breathe. What’s not natural is to fill the silent pause with um, ah, uh, you know and other sounds.

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Scrubes – Seven Nonverbal Strategies for a Stress-less Holiday

Seven Nonverbal Strategies for a Stress-less Holiday

Healthcare professionals are used to stress, unfortunately, it’s in the not-so-fine print of the job description. So why is the holiday season different?

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Life Insurnace Selling – 9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts for Meeting with Clients and Prospects

9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts for Meeting with Clients and Prospects

If you’re sure you’ve been saying all the right things but still can’t close the deal with prospects, author Sharon Sayler suggests you consider what you’ve really been saying to potential customers — not just verbally, but nonverbally.

 

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Daily Dog – Empower Your Message’s Delivery with Bold Body Language

Empower Your Message’s Delivery with Bold Body Language

Nine Nonverbal Dos and Don’ts to Add Authority to Your Allocution. Richard Carufel’s spotlight this week: Sharon Sayler, Group Dynamics, and Behavioral Coach; Author, “What Your Body Says” shares how to empower your message….

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Nashville Business Journal – Top 9 Do’s and Don’ts of Body Language in Business

Top 9 Do’s and Don’ts of Body Language in Business

10 Minutes to Better Business featured article in the Nashville Business Journal.

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Tech Journal – How to get rid of those uhms, ahs, and you knows when you speak

How to get rid of those uhms, ahs, and you knows when you speak

It is natural to pause when you speak – it gives you a chance to breathe. Meaningless extra syllables or words make you look less intelligent. Your message will be more effective once you eliminate them.

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News Blaze – 9 Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in The Business World

9 Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in The Business World

If you’re not winning the jobs, clients, or sales you think you deserve, you might want to take a closer look at what you’re saying – not just verbally, but nonverbally. Sharon Sayler explains that your body language is just as important as the words you use. She provides a few helpful tips to help you move (pun intended!) ahead of your competition.

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News Blaze – The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet

The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet

It is natural to pause when you speak – it’s when you breathe. What’s not natural is to fill the silent pause with um, ah, uh, you know, and other sounds. These verbal pauses are distracting and muddle what you are trying to say. Here’s how to eliminate them…

 

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Bookviews by Alan Caruba

Bookviews by Alan Caruba

A monthly report on the best fiction and non-fiction books. Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), by Sharon Sayler, was featured in his November 2010 book list in the “Getting Down to Business” section.

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Media Bistro – Why You Didn’t Get Promoted

Why You Didn’t Get Promoted

Media Bistro article was written by Kristen Fischer, featuring expert advice from Sharon Sayler and other business specialists.

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360boom – Movin’ On Up

Movin’ On Up

Sharon Sayler shares Nine Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in The Business World in her article featured in the 360boom: Living Better Longer. It is a portal, it is a 24/7 news channel, it is an advertising medium, but most of all it is a collection of article content of, by and for our target demographic group – ‘intelligent baby-boomers’ and those who wish they were.

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Tooling and Production – Movin’ On Up: Nine Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

Movin’ On Up: Nine Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

Tooling and Production serves as an e-newsletter dedicated to manufacturing in the metalworking industries. It provides readers with reliable work-a-day solutions in the form of reports on leading-edge technologies, product developments, shop floor applications, and business trends, including Sharon’s recent article.

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Monster.com – Interview Body Language: The Candidate’s Non-Verbal Communication

Interview Body Language: The Candidate’s Non-Verbal Communication

Sharon shares some exclusive advice about recruiting and hiring advice, only available through Monster.com, the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.

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RSI Media – 9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World

So popular it’s been featured numerous times within months, Sharon Sayler’s article offers her expert advice and asks you to consider what you’ve really been saying to potential employers or customers – not just verbally, but nonverbally.

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Investor’s Business Daily – Protect Your Best Self

Protect Your Best Self

Investor’s Business Daily is a daily business newspaper aimed at senior executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs, as well as individual and professional investors. Sonja Carberry composes a guide on earning bravos from your professional audience, featuring valuable advice from Sharon Sayler and other business experts.

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Scrubs – Say What You Mean with Body Language

Say What You Mean with Body Language

As a healthcare provider, you know that a patient’s body language often tells you more than her words do about how she’s feeling. At the same time, you’re sending your patients messages with your own body language.

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Women Entrepreneur – Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Excerpt from Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), published by Women Entrepreneur. “Proactive nonverbal gestures of expectation and influence that display your self-confidence and expectation of competence in yourself and others include the following intentional body postures…”

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Fox Business – Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Fox Business features a special excerpt from What Your Body Says by Sharon Sayler. “You always want to display self-confidence, no matter how you are feeling inside. Don’t let them see you sweat…”

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Fox Business – Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Make a Statement, Nonverbally

Fox Business features a special excerpt from What Your Body Says by Sharon Sayler. “You always want to display self-confidence, no matter how you are feeling inside. Don’t let them see you sweat…”

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Podiatry Management Online – Project Confidence Through Posture

Project Confidence Through Posture

Practice Management Tip of the Day on Podiatry Management Online, featuring adaptation from What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), by Sharon Sayler.

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Sidebar – Physical Keys to Effective Communication 

Physical Keys to Effective Communication 

Sidebar mentioning What Your Body Says (and how to master the message) was run by Processor Magazine, a bi-weekly multimedia publication designed to connect buyers and sellers and provides the latest information about computer hardware and software.

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New Equipment Digest – Verbal & Nonverbal Signals 

Verbal & Nonverbal Signals 

Book Review in New Equipment Digest, a monthly industrial publication that provides the latest news and information on new or improved products, materials, components, and equipment.

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Chicago Now – Some Skills that will Help…

Some Skills that will Help…

The Job Stalker interviews Sharon Sayler on Chicago Now. “Well, I’m glad that I pushed Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (And How to Master the Message): Inspire, Influence, Build Trust, and Create Lasting Business Relationships to the top of the to-be-read pile…”

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B. Tripp’s Book Review – When Gestures Have Meaning…

When Gestures Have Meaning… 

B. Tripp’s Book Review of Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (and how to master the message). “Here’s one of those “surprises” that came in from the folks at Wiley. When this first came in, I was thinking ‘what am I supposed to do with that?’, but…I decided to slot it into my reading a week or so back. I was very happy that I did! …”

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Insights Magazine interview with Sharon Sayler

Insights Magazine interview with Sharon Sayler

Insights Magazine, top visionaries and those on the rise share their wisdom, success secrets and the defining moments that have shaped their lives in 50+ pages of exclusive interviews each season.