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Being a Jerk as a Leader- Why it is Effective

By | 2018-08-23T17:19:38-06:00 October 2nd, 2018|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 | 2018-08-23T17:19:04-06:00 October 1st, 2018|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 [...]

What Will I Do in the Midst of a Crisis?

By | 2018-08-23T17:49:00-06:00 September 29th, 2018|Categories: Leadership Anxiety, Organizational Strategy|Tags: , , , |

As the leader of a team or an organization, you will most likely deal with a big crisis. If you haven't dealt with a big crisis, it's not a question of if you will face one. In time, you will face one in your career. In fact, you will most likely deal with multiple large crises. [...]

The #1 Gameplan to Always Have the Best Job Available

By | 2018-08-23T17:29:49-06:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Career Planning, Human Resources, Personal Development, Recruiting|Tags: , , , , , |

I don't know about you, but if you're the typical professional out there in the field, you've faced some uncertainty about your job security.  It's about finding the best job and keeping it, right?  So here's a great game plan for you when it comes to your career and to find that best job. Look, your [...]

Personal Health and Technology is Important

By | 2018-08-23T17:24:39-06:00 September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For any successful executive or leader, personal health and technology should be a priority. Personal Health and Technology is a Area of Concern In an infographic about technology and healthy lifestyles, Arizona State University reported that 37.9% of Americans over the age of 20 are considered obese. Worse yet, 42% of older Americans are projected to [...]

Trust Your Own Advisors

By | 2018-08-23T17:34:38-06:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

It would seem really odd that you wouldn't trust your own advisors. When you consider that you get to pick them out and decide if you want to work with them, the idea of not being able to trust them doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. However, the lack of trust in your [...]

Take Responsibility for Yourself

By | 2018-08-23T17:29:10-06:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , |

The Difficult Lesson to Take Responsibility Many years ago, I made a visit to my financial advisor to talk about how to grow my business.  I desired to take responsibility, so I wanted to take the best approach.  My logic was fairly straightforward.  If he was able to build a successful advisory company, he would refer [...]

Keystone Habits

By | 2018-08-23T17:22:06-06:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Coach's Corner, Goal Development, Personal Development, Personal Organization|Tags: , , |

Charles Duhigg, the author of "The Power of Habit," talks about daily keystone habits which contribute to overarching good habits. For example, if we keep track of what we eat on a daily basis, Duhigg explains that we will be more committed to better health and fitness. Keeping a daily log of what we had for [...]

The Hard Lessons: Paralysis by Analysis

By | 2018-08-23T17:32:05-06:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Personal Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Paralysis by analysis:  Have you ever come to a situation where you needed to make a decision and you just didn't seem to be able to make progress? Whether it is the start of a new business, to expand your product or service offerings, hire new employees, build a marketing plan, or just move forward with [...]

Working with Your Advisory Team Before You Really Need Them

By | 2018-08-24T13:50:10-06:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development, Personal Organization, Team Building|Tags: , , , |

There is a temptation to "take a break" from your advisory team. Hey, you figured out who you wanted and did the work to get them on your team. That wasn't easy, so you start feeling like you need to get others things done. You have them available if you need them. Besides, you probably don't [...]