Category Archives: career progression

Stop Whining and Start Working

Throughout my career I have tried to learn something from just about everyone I have interacted with.  I believe that every single person we interact with has the ability to teach us something that we didn’t already know. You just … Continue reading

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The Four Self’s

In the Leadership Training for Managers course from Dale Carnegie http://www.dalecarnegie.com  we discuss the Empowerment Cycle that managers can use to coach employees to improve their performance. The empowerment cycle can not only be used as a manager or leader, but … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan: The Life (What MJ has taught me)

I have read a dozen or so biographies of some of the most historic and prolific individuals that have contributed to our society.  I grew up watching Michael Jordan and I can remember the 1992 USA Olympic Team and my … Continue reading

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The opportunity is in the problems you solve

I have spoken with people about their own growth and development for years.  This to me is the starting point for a bigger job, a promotion, more money, more opportunities, etc.  You can’t get to the next level without some … Continue reading

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How to get others to follow your lead

Whether you are a parent, a spouse, a sales person, a colleague, a leader, a subordinate, you name it, you are constantly seeking to have influence over others.   What I have found in the corporate environment as well as … Continue reading

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How to get promoted on the job

I work with lots of people who ask me all of the time “How do I get promoted”. Here is a solid game plan to get promoted or to make more money in your position.  I have seen this work … Continue reading

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HOT BUTTON MARKETING; book summary

Hot Button Marketing “Push the Emotional Buttons that get People to Buy.”  This is the ninth book I have read this year on sales and marketing.  What I liked most about this book is that it really gave a lot … Continue reading

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40 hours is the starting line

This morning I was listening to the recorded version of the Dave Ramsey show like I do every morning.  In all his wisdom (which is why I listen) he said to someone who called in that they had competing goals. … Continue reading

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What season are you in

You know the longer I am in business and in life, I find that this is more true. The second mile, the third mile, and fourth miles are really not that crowded.  The crowd thins out the longer you run. … Continue reading

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Work, Play, and Deliberate Practice

I have learned, in some cases the hard way, that you can’t see the entire field when you are playing the game. Why do you think coaches are so vital for success in any activity. They help you see the … Continue reading

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