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21 10, 2012

Beam – Straight Up.

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:47+00:00 October 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Beam, Straight Up is a new book written by Fred Noe, the 7th generation Master Distiller for Jim Beam. Fred comes by the job by virtue of his lineage – he is Jim Beam’s great-grandson – and his hard work rising from the shipping room to become the face of one of America’s iconic brands.

14 10, 2012

The Exploitation of Honey Boo Boo

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:47+00:00 October 14th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What would you do to secure your 15 minutes of fame? How about to increase your financial well-being? Would you exploit your child on national television? Would you reinforce and applaud behavior that is likely to create lifetime problems for your child? Would you become the family that everyone loves to ridicule? For the parents of Honey Boo Boo, the uber-precocious child with her own show airing on TLC, the answer is yes and a lot more.

7 10, 2012

What Is Your Key Question?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:47+00:00 October 7th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The "Weeds" series finale on the Showtime network left a lot of people disappointed. I was one of them until it hit me: The entire ending was about Nancy Botwin’s key question. What is your key question? Embracing your question provides the measuring stick for your success. It lights the path toward the results you need to achieve in order to be fulfilled. And, it defines what it means to be significant and contribute.

30 09, 2012

Risky is the New Safe

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:48+00:00 September 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

he Great Depression created the environment for companies such as Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard. Microsoft, Genetech, and Apple were all founded in the oil shock and stock market downturn of 1973 to 1976. And, the legendary brands of the next fifty years, I believe, will be created in the crucible of today’s challenges. The same principle applies to personal wealth, and that is why you must read Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage.

22 09, 2012

Constant Change is the New Stability

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:48+00:00 September 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can blame technology or globalization or anything else you want. It doesn’t really change the fact that the status quo is the kiss of death for every person, every organization, and every marketplace. And that is where constant change becomes the new stability.

16 09, 2012

If They Don’t Trust You

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:48+00:00 September 16th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Two incidents occurred in the past week that reinforces a critical factor in every leader’s effectiveness: The impact of mistrust. Both incidents prove this truth about the ability to influence others: If they don’t trust you, everything you say will be twisted against you and nothing you say will be given the benefit of the doubt.

8 09, 2012

Rhetoric and Results

By | 2014-10-19T22:13:24+00:00 September 8th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Amazing rhetoric makes for interesting water cooler and Facebook conversation. Amazing results makes for legendary leadership. For which would you rather be known?

31 08, 2012

The Presidential Election & Defining Integrity

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:48+00:00 August 31st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are several guarantees in the campaign for President of the United States: • The other side – regardless of the side you are on – will be portrayed by their opponents as completely out of touch with the “average” American • Every candidate will make promises that can only be kept with the cooperation of Congress, and every candidate will pledge to work with their opponents across the isle • Personal attacks will be plentiful and usually cloaked in an argument about policy implications • The choice between candidates will always be framed as two distinct visions that will determine the destiny and fate of the country • Integrity – or specifically the lack of it – will be called into question by the candidates, their surrogates, and the media pundits There is little any of us can do to change the first four items on this list. They are going to happen regardless of any efforts to restore civility and common sense to the campaign.

22 08, 2012

Where Are You Running?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Most of the people I speak with today describe their life as running as fast and far as they can … and then being asked to run even faster and farther. One of the participants in a leadership boot camp I’m conducting for a client asked for help with time management. It turns out that she didn’t really need time management tips at all. She keeps a calendar with priorities, and she knows all of the time management techniques she needs to be successful. In fact, this leader is widely considered to be very effective by her colleagues. The problem that we face isn’t time management. It is focus and resource allocation to be more effective.

1 08, 2012

Is Temporary the New Permanent?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 August 1st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

A friend emailed me late last week with a question: Are temporary jobs replacing permanent jobs as the standard in the workplace? The answer is it depends on how you define a temporary job. The use of temporary jobs is definitely increasing as companies work to keep their flexibility. Employers learned a lesson during the past recession: You don’t want to be caught with a huge overhead when the economy starts faltering.