Mar 15, 2014

Less Than 30% of Teens in DFW Can Find Work

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

According to the Mar 14, 2014 Dallas Morning News article “Joblessness soars for teens, young adults”, nothing has improved involving employment rates for teen and young adults. For teenagers in the DFW area, only 29.5% were employed (leaving over 70% unemployed) in 2012, compared to 44% in 2000. The employment [...]

Mar 15, 2014

My Wife Believes This

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

My wife and I use to argue (I mean, get into discussions) all the time when our kids lived at home about whether we should let our teenagers sleep later, or get them up to get stuff done on weekends. I was coming from the old school perspective, coming from [...]

Mar 3, 2014

Does Your Company Recruit High School Students?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Recently the Alabama and LSU football programs made the news for recruiting eighth and ninth grade football players, committing to them three and four years before they will graduate from high school. It is hard to believe these commitments will play out like they have started, because a lot can [...]

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 [...]