Career Paradigm 2 – Ikigai

The Japanese have a term, Ikigai, that also addresses the job/career/calling paradigm. It is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. Secondly, the word is used to refer to mental and spiritual...

Aristotle Was Direct (and Correct)

Most people know I spent the first 20-plus years of my career working in ten different jobs for five different companies (and I was never let go because of poor performance). And out of those ten jobs, there are about eight that I hope I never get to go back and do...

Best Practices When Hiring Salespeople

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: 1.The Sales Department, HR, and Management...

Happy Workers = More Productive Workers

I just read a post that quoted Shawn Achor stating that happy workers produce more, and I wonder how many people (i.e., employers) are surprised by this.  I like to follow Shawn’s stuff.  He’s a Texas guy who ended up going to Harvard and has stayed on as professor...
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