Nancy Hernandez

Business Consultant and thought leader


How to Motivate Others

Posted:August 22, 2016 | Tags: writing, motivation, inspiration

Have you noticed that when someone is acting like a jerk, you are likely to point out that behavior to her by your words or tone of voice?

And then she goes out of her way to prove it to you some more? Why? Because our biggest gut instinct is for survival. That primitive, instinctual reaction causes us to escalate in situations in which we are unhappy, or to withdraw and complain to others.

More negotiations break down over ego differences than over content differences.

Ironically, the...

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Stay Relevant in this Business Driven World

Posted:August 22, 2016 | Tags: business

To stay relevant and sought-after in this increasingly complex yet connected world, strengthen two intertwined traits that will also enable you to lead a more adventuresome, meaningful life with others. First, continuously hone your greatest talent. Second, seek out others with complementary talents and shared interests, then adopt a collaboration method that enables you to accomplish more together than you can on your own.

Collaboration is not a new concept— just one that is becoming...

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Becoming a Better Writer and Thought Leader

Posted:August 22, 2016 | Tags: thought leadership, writing

When I was a business manager, my boss bluntly told me one day that I took too long when interviewing some individuals — and sometimes that was a good thing. I got insights about the interviewees’ views on other topics.

He told me that, when I finished writing the story I was assigned, I should write notes about their answers to questions I asked that were not directly related to the story. Then in future stories, I might see where one of those interviewees had an unexpected yet relevant...

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How to Think Differently

Posted:August 22, 2016 | Tags: life, thought leadership, inspiration

Though I’m not sure what the true definition of “the norm” looks like these days, I can say, I’ve been less than normal for most of my life. More often than not, I find myself questioning the expected, ignoring societal pressures, and doing things differently.

These different doings of mine include, but are not limited to:

  • Opting to be vegan for nearly a decade (and still going strong)
  • Exiting the 9 to 5 office world (more than once)
  • Making an effort to travel more
  • Overcoming my fear...
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