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Is Your Business Under The Weather?

Most businesses today have a fatal flaw that will take down their entire client base.

It’s the fear of doing something . . . anything . . . NEW. They know it ‘might’ fail — so they do nothing.

I’m here to tell you that doing nothing (most of the time) is worse than failing. Why?

Let me […]

Business Is Bad? Yes . . . It’s YOU.

Once a month, I go to an incredible meeting of 100+ successful executives who get together to talk business.

The person who runs the show is an incredible personality — full of vigor, experience, and knowledge. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch. Unfortunately, his ability to put together a […]

Is Your Career On Cruise Control?

I had a great conversation with one of my clients about his career (he’s a successful labor/employment attorney). We discussed how there are two types of people — those who have a ‘cruise control’ career and those who actively drive ‘stick-shift’ with their career.Not that there’s anything inherently bad about a cruise control career. If everything is […]

Are You Risk Averse? That’s Why You’re Going Nowhere.

I had a great session with one of my favorite clients the other day. We covered an area on making decisions and I brought up a way I teach people to think about their careers and owners to think about their businesses.

There are three ways to make decisions in business:

Sure Things – These are […]

3 Ways To Make This Monday Rock.

I have this problem. When I wake up Monday morning (around 4:15 AM), I don’t feel the happy, energized, and focused self most of my clients, colleagues, and friends see when they encounter me later in the morning. At least not until I’ve taken my meds. : )

A lot of people I know feel this way in […]

Are You On Cruise Control?

I drove to my networking meeting this morning and I take the Merritt Parkway (one of the more beautiful highways in the U.S.). I got off at the North Street exit and next thing I know, I’m on the Post Road.

10 minutes evaporated from my life — it’s like those X-Files episodes where people lose time when […]

How To Get Everyone To Return Your Calls.

You’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone.

You would think as a coach and someone who runs a highly successful business, being on the phone all day would be fun, exciting, and powerful. It is for coaching — I get energized! It is for colleagues, friends, and family — we can talk for hours.

It’s […]

Want To Move Up? Want To Grow? Start Thinking BIG.

Most of the time we think small. It’s okay.

Why do we think small? We’re trying to track many of the details of our work.

The phone calls, the email follow-ups, the elements of the project, cleaning up after other people.

The nature of our position makes us forget to see the ENTIRE forest sometimes because we are focused […]

Great Tips From A Retained Recruiter.

I love Reddit. Many years ago, a retained recruiter hosted a huge ‘AMA’ (Ask Me Anything) post. They delivered great responses which were spot on. Here are some of the best (please disregard the grammar – I wanted to preserve the questions asked):

What To Wear
Q: I have an interview at a small eCommerce company (~10 people). I was told […]

Basic Résumé Structure For Success.

Many of my clients frequently ask me for my opinion on the do’s and don’t’s of a good résumé.

Let me begin by saying résumé advice is highly subjective. Everyone has an opinion and everyone will find fault in your advice. I am going to go out on a limb and let you in on what I […]