Category Archives: career progression

What Ground Hog Day taught me

Have you ever watched the movie Ground Hog Day? In June 2008, AFI revealed its “Ten top Ten”—the best ten films in ten “classic” American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Groundhog Day was acknowledged as the … Continue reading

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What is average?

What is average?  As many of my closest friends and colleagues know, I am reading books on excellence.  In each of these books I have found that the company’s, the people, the country’s, the leaders, the CEO’s, etc. are not … Continue reading

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Leaders share, sharing 6 thoughts on the mind today

I am sure there will be many times throughout my life that I will think and ponder the lessons I have learned that I don’t want to forget.  At 35 years of age, I have been thinking about it and … Continue reading

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Opportunity

a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. This morning as I was reading the word opportunity came up over and over.  It has also been on my mind because in my business with my employer, we … Continue reading

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Choose Excellence!

One of my favorite coaches and leadership mentors is Vince Lombardi.  One of his most notable quotes is “Strive for perfection and settle for excellence.”  I think he goes on to say, that perfection may not be attainable, but when … Continue reading

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Taking the Temperature

Another chapter from my book that I have been working on for eight years.  My goal is to have a working e-book by June. We all have cooked a burger, a piece of chicken, a cake, or something that requires … Continue reading

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10 Ideas on finding time for your Self-Development

John C. Maxwell suggested to me 5 years ago, that I should have an intentional plan for my growth and development.  Up until then, my development consisted of a lot of formal education and intermittent personal development.  I took his … Continue reading

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Motives are the beginning of all desires

Dr. Napoleon Hill asked Mr. Andrew Carnegie:  Was your major motive to make money? Mr. Carnegie replied with: NO, my major motive always has been that of making men more useful to themselves and to others. What a worthwhile motive … Continue reading

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Not everyone is motivated the same way

I am a very competitive person and really get motivated when I see someone out performing me in a task or goal; this is just how I am made up.  As a sales manager it is our job to keep … Continue reading

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Can’t, Won’t, Don’t know how…

Throughout my life I have seen this and witnessed it time and time again.  But I didn’t fully understand it until I became a sales manager.  You have heard the old adage that you can’t teach an old dog new … Continue reading

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