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14 07, 2013

Dodos and Coyotes: Only the Nimble Survive

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:41+00:00 July 14th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your long-term success will quite possibly come down to a simple question: Are you a dodo bird or a coyote? Learn if you have what it takes to thrive in a world of constant change.

9 06, 2013

The Scary Side of Mentoring

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:42+00:00 June 9th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The old-fashioned view of mentoring is someone outside a learner’s chain of command who equips that learner with new skills and knowledge. It is an archaic expert to novice or smart to unwise philosophy. The goal is the transfer of information or expertise, much like pouring knowledge into the head of a passive learner. It is the model that antiquated teachers used to teach facts students only recalled long enough to score favorably on the test.

2 06, 2013

The Truth About Liars

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:43+00:00 June 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Liars – we've all seen them, fallen victim to them, and if we are truthful, joined their ranks from time to time. Some do it for malicious reasons. Others do so out of a sense of kindness or benign indifference. But, we all do it. There are times when that article of clothing makes us look fat. There are times when we feel like crap, and there are times when we feel the pressure to say what is untrue to cover for our lack of performance. And that is why you need to read The Truth About Lies in the Workplace.

27 05, 2013

Past Success Proves You Were Right … Once

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:43+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You own your logo and marketing message. Your customers own your brand relevance in the marketplace. And when your customers say you are irrelevant, no amount of advertising, positive press, or sales promotions will convince them otherwise. Two iconic American brands are proving that every day.

25 04, 2013

Leaders Ought to Know

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:44+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever watched a leader make a decision or take an action and think, “They ought to know better.” I find that sentiment to be especially true when it comes to people issues. Leaders ought to know how to motivate others. They ought to know how to treat people with respect and act with honesty. They ought to know how to take action and make good decisions. That is where Phillip Van Hooser comes in. Phil knows what leaders ought to know, and he shares it in his new book, Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership.

8 04, 2013

Opportunity Lost

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:44+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In its “Economic Prospects for the Year 2000,” the writers at Business Week saw a glass half-empty and chose to see it as mostly full. The world painted in its 1989 article would have been a great place. The vision that they created was completely possible. We missed the opportunity. We lacked the rigor in our thinking and failed to consider all the possible implications of our choices. We lacked the discipline to execute toward the vision. And, we lacked the courage to confront reality and put long-term success ahead of short-term reward.

24 03, 2013

Fernando, Fred, and Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 24th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results is loaded with practical examples and compelling stories of how individuals, companies, and entire communities have decided to distinguish themselves through service to others.

17 03, 2013

Random vs. Consistent

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Random acts of wow are wonderful. Do them. But that’s not where you’ll win or lose the game. Don’t think that some once-a-year special thing that you do ever takes the place of being the best at what matters most consistently.

12 03, 2013

Stop Complainers; Eliminate the Energy Drain & Get More Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Are your people complaining? Do you see more work drama than work? Then, you’re not unusual. Seventy-seven percent of people spend at least 3-6 hours a week dealing with complainers and energy draining situations. However, before you start polishing up on your coaching and counseling communication skills, look at what’s creating the creating the negative behavior.

1 01, 2013

The Year Ahead – Our 2013 Predictions

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:46+00:00 January 1st, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve offered observations about the year ahead each year since 2005. Lots of people do this, but unlike others, we grades ourselves on the past year. Here is what we predicted last year at this time and four key ideas we see on the horizon for 2013.