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Just Do The Opposite.

“Pay more attention to what losers do wrong than to what winners do right.”

Really? Aren’t you supposed to focus on the stars and mimic each step they’ve taken to get where they are? How many self-help and business books are out there prognosticating the way to our success? Millions.

The truth: Most successful people don’t actually […]

Pump Up Your Social Skills — How To Approach New People.

A great post from Reddit — when I read something I like, I try to pass it on. The author focuses on talking to new people, but you can take his technique and apply it to almost any activity you find difficult to master.

“So lately I’ve been having crises about not being able to socialize to the […]

Don’t Have A Job? It’s YOUR Fault.

I’m not pulling any punches here.

Why? Because I think most people who are looking for a job need a dose of reality instead of ‘good thoughts’ and ‘quick tricks’.

Here are Rich Gee’s 10 Commandments Of Looking For A Job:
1. It’s going to be HARD.
You will push yourself farther than you’ve ever pushed yourself before — into areas […]

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 […]

Grow Your Position In Three Small Steps.

Sometimes we feel trapped at work. Doing the same thing day after day. Handling the same issues, the same malcontents and ultimately getting nowhere.

What can you do to move forward?

When I work with teams, I have them perform a lot of teamwork, but I also refocus them on a series of simple exercises to help […]

Top Psychological Tricks For The Office.

Sometimes you need an advantage at work.
Not only to get ahead and get that promotion — sometimes to just survive. Many close colleagues and new clients have been written up and fired (for nothing) instead of being laid off (the rational option). Companies are getting more cutthroat, managers are getting more paranoid, and it’s […]

Be A Better Leader – 30 Leadership Hacks For Managers.

I managed large teams for over 20 years in corporate and have been coaching C-Level clients for 14 more. During this time, I’ve probably run into every scenario a manager can experience. Here are my top 30 hacks to make you a better leader (in no special order):

1. Motivate people, don’t command them. It’s a lot […]

How’s Business? You Need A Business Coach.

You’ve got a business. It might be doing well — it might not be doing so well. If you hire a business coach, they tend to focus on a specific area of your business — your marketing, your financials, your staff, etc. They focus in on your ‘pain point’ because it’s their specialty. If you […]

Best Companies: John Neeman Tools.

In 2013, I will be highlighting many old and new companies who embrace 21st century progress and run their businesses differently from the old guard who are quickly dying off.

My first is John Neeman Tools. They are a small crew of craftsmen from Latvia who use their heritage of craftsmanship handed down through many generations to design and create woodworking tools. Their process, their method and mission, keeps these traditions and crafts alive and well. In this high-tech age, their traditional craftsmanship is flourishing.

John Neeman Tools is founded by Jacob – a carpenter with love for traditional woodworking and his friend – a village bladesmith. This bond has created a premier company. […]

5 Powerful Lessons From My Vacation – Part Two.

I didn't expect to write this post. But my last post, 5 Powerful Lessons From My Vacation, garnered so many comments with suggestions of other powerful lessons . . . I just had to do a Part Two!