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Feb 12, 2014

Best Practices When Hiring Salespeople

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Not many organizations can survive without good Salespeople, yet many continue to hire ones who don’t succeed. If your company struggles with finding or keeping good Salespeople, you should consider these ten best practices: The Sales Department, HR, and Management should all collaborate on the strategy formation for hiring Salespeople [...]

Jan 31, 2014

Overcome the Fear of Giving Feedback

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Business|0 Comments

The topic of giving feedback can be quite a sensitive one. I have worked in businesses where a coworker would become quite upset if they received less than perfect feedback, where you wouldn’t dare give your boss feedback unless asked. Every work environment is different and so is every leader [...]

Jan 30, 2014

How Does Your High School Compare?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

This might be funny - If it weren't TRUE! Parents and students who have heard me speak have heard me talk have heard about the four reasons why so many college students (69%) don't graduate in four years. Number two on that list is that many of our high schools [...]

May 29, 2013

What’s on Your Summer Reading List

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on What’s on Your Summer Reading List

What's on Your Summer Reading List I still remember hearing Jim Rohn speak 20 years ago and his main message was, Where you end up 5 or 10 years from now will depend primarily on the books you read and the people you hang out with. Today I read an [...]

May 28, 2013

Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts”

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts”

Graduation Inspires "Big Thoughts" This is the time of year that students who are graduating (and their parents) take time to look back while at the same time look forward and plan for the future. It has made me think of a couple of clients who came to me at [...]

Apr 22, 2013

“Seven Years Down the Drain”

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on “Seven Years Down the Drain”

One of the craziest lines in the 1978 movie 'Animal House' was John "Bluto" Blutarsky bemoaning 'seven years down the drain' when his entire fraternity was about to get expelled from school. It was funny because it was hard to imagine a college student spending seven years on campus with [...]

Dec 19, 2012

Using the Holidays to Focus on Your Major

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 December 19th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Using the Holidays to Focus on Your Major

High school and college students are always pressed for time - it's part of their life. And they will soon come to realize that this lack of time doesn't go away after graduation, it gets more intense. But the holiday season is a good time for most of them to [...]

Oct 26, 2012

How Is This Recovery Different?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on How Is This Recovery Different?

Last night I was reading Thomas Friedman's book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World it Invented and How We Can Get it Back. In Section FOUR - Up in the Air, there is a sub-section called Creators and Servers. In this section Friedman explains [...]