Archive for the beliefs Tag

Are You Feeling Stuck?

We all get stuck from time-to-time. Stuck in a relationship, in a job, in being overweight, in financial lack, in an unhealthy lifestyle, or simply in a way of doing something we wish would change. How does this happen? I mean, here we are more than half-way through 2017 and people have more choices and more options than ever before. How does a person get Read More...

Low Performers: Punishment or Support?

When you manage or lead people, you know to expect that things won’t always be sunshine and roses. Your role requires you to lead, motivate, and inspire to get the results your company wants. Your role also requires you to be involved when people aren’t performing well. In my experience, most managers and leaders have been taught to enforce consequences upon low or non-performing people. Read More...

Leading Into the Unknown – Part II

In the first post about Leading into the Unknown, I discussed three areas where leaders must excel; being authentic, having physical and psychological stamina, and being adaptable in their thinking. Now, consider three more areas that are imperative for leaders to flourish in today’s ever-changing world. The ability to inspire – The days of positional power is quickly fading away, just like the red “Power Read More...

Leading Into the Unknown – Part I

It seems the world is spinning at an ever faster rate each day. And, for the business executive, it’s speeding up exponentially. What are the imperatives for a business executive to grow and thrive? Be authentic – Being confident in who you are, the vision of your organization’s future, and sharing that with clarity to your organization is important during times of change. When people Read More...

Is the Fear of Public Speaking Ruining Your Career?

French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere said, “There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured; such as poetry, music, painting, and public speaking”. Would you agree? Sitting through a poor presentation, whether in a large convention or in a small office setting, can be agonizing! If you’re in a leadership position and desire to influence others, the impact is dramatic! How Read More...

Gates, Zuckerberg, the future of Jobs, and EQ

MSN Money published an article on May 28, 2017 that shared insights from Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg during speeches where their messages were quite alarming about the future of employment. Zuckerberg’s comments came from a commencement speech where he told the crowd, “Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. When our Read More...

Corporate Suicide: What’s the Answer?

On May 17, 2017, one of the best singers in the music industry killed himself immediately following a concert. Chris Cornell was 52. Most people wouldn’t think that Cornell was the prime age, sex, and ethnicity to commit suicide. If you’re a business executive, business owners or well-paid salesperson, it’s important for you to read this entire post. Why? Because you’re at a higher risk Read More...

You Have 90 Seconds to Become Emotionally Intelligent

Is it just me, or is there a surge in articles and posts in the media about Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?  My LinkedIn newsfeed seems to have more information on EQ than ever before.  It could be that some of my LI connections are deeply involved with EQ, such as Debbie Muno, Jeff Summers, Elizabeth Lions, and Deiric McCann.  Whatever the reason, I believe developing EQ is an important part Read More...

The Ultimate Business Trifecta

What do you get when you mix visualization, meditation, and mindfulness? A technique that has been proven to get massive, quick, effective, and sustainable results! Let’s take a brief look at the individual components: Visualization: The world’s elite athletes have recognized the power of visualization for decades. Michael Jordan could “see” the ball going through the net. Michael Phelps could “feel” his body gliding through Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part V

(Before proceeding, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read the three previous posts in this series where you can find additional information on The Problems with Communication, Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV by clicking on each link.) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a communication strategy that includes General Semantics, understanding how the five senses contribute to communication and how to Read More...