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Crisis in the Organization – Hiring the Right Person

By |2019-10-23T16:17:55-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Hiring the right person for an existing role or a new one can be a significant challenge.  For many organizations, hiring a new team member seems to be a painful process - but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Instead, it can be a great opportunity to bring in highly skilled expertise, fun energy, and [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Consistency

By |2019-10-23T16:21:00-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , |

In our series of "Being a Jerk as a Leader," we talk about various traits of the right kind of "jerk." This article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Consistency," covers how you should be consistent in your leadership. Leadership isn't supposed to be popular. Leaders have to make decisions which aren't [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance

By |2019-10-23T16:20:56-06:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , |

In our series of "Being a Jerk as a Leader," we are talking about various traits of the right kind of "jerk." This article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance," covers the balance in our lives. If you think that being a jerk is not a great leadership trait, you might [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: When You Need It

By |2019-10-23T16:21:16-06:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes being a jerk is needed. In this article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: When You Need It," let's talk about why it's more than okay to be a jerk as a leader. In an article written by Patrick Lencioni, author of the book "The Five Dysfunctions as a Team", he shares an experience with [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader- Why it is Effective

By |2019-10-23T16:21:24-06:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Human Resources, Personal Development|Tags: , , |

Virtually all of us leaders want to be liked. After all, who wants to be called a jerk?  So why would we want to be called a jerk?  Is it that effective? Well . . . maybe if we want to be successful and highly profitable. Consider these names: Steve Jobs - as one of the [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader – A Ruthless Approach Works

By |2019-10-23T16:21:32-06:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

In this latest blog article about “Being a Jerk as a Leader”, we cover why it is important for success. To be successful demands a level of ruthless thinking. Being ruthless isn't a synonym for being mean and nasty. Simply defined, it means having or showing no pity or compassion. In business, this quality is required [...]

Sales for a Non-Salesperson: The Passion of the Presentation

By |2019-10-23T16:07:10-06:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Personal Development, Sales|Tags: , , , |

Are you one of those people who struggle with the tasks of sales? Are you selling as a non-salesperson?  Do you lack passion for sales?  If so, there are a lot of people like you out there. Don't worry . . . we'll talk about some easy ways to place yourself in a great situation to [...]

Conflict Avoidance in the Workplace

By |2019-10-23T16:13:38-06:00October 26th, 2019|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

With the exception of a few people, the vast majority of leaders and executives dislike conflict in their teams and within their workplace.  A conflict can create a lot of tension and high emotions which have the potential of creating problems. As leaders and executives, we generally want to avoid unnecessary drama within our teams.  However, [...]

Improve Your Organizational Strategies by Reading and Listening

By |2019-10-23T16:07:32-06:00October 26th, 2019|Categories: Business Education, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

Many of us think that we have some solid organization strategies for ourselves. We learned a lot in school and then we've improved those strategies as we have continued in our work. That's not to say that we're not using good strategies, but we always need to get better. Just like a professional athlete finds ways [...]

The Hard Lessons – I Can Do This

By |2019-10-23T16:02:39-06:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, The Hard Lessons|Tags: , , , |

Life is full of challenges. It starts when we're newborns and then it continues throughout our lives. In this month's "The Hard Lesson - I Can Do This", let's cover the question that we are facing on a daily basis: can I do this? I remember talking to a man many years ago about his future. [...]