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Create Smart Goals to Score Big

You won’t make it across the goal line if you don’t learn how to manage the scrimmage line. I suggest you utilize the S.M.A.R.T. principle to focus your goals and craft guiding power questions to make your team a winner. Are your goals specific? [...]

Are You a Star Quarterback on a Winning Team?

The position of your team members is a part of your plan that you need to carefully define. Team roles are important to fulfill accurately so you have all the coverage you need for the abilities you desire. Each step of your action plan will [...]

Is There Anything Verifiable We Can Really Count On? Polls, Pundits and Polarizing Opinions

Recently a client called upset with his CEO. He read the handwriting on the wall. Or so he thought. He just wasn’t sure what the handwriting was saying. Should the client stay? Should the client leave? Should he look at the myriad of other [...]

Your Cheerleaders the Chanteuses of Encouragement

Creative people need to isolate for a great part of their work, but it isn’t always a good practice. Sometimes you need to be in the graceful presence of another person to feel yourself in their reflection. Everyone needs cheerleaders. Assemble [...]

Dink and Dunk for Masterful Team

A great practice is about asking powerful questions. In my book Ask Power Questions: A Practical Guide to Help You Get What You Want in Business, Life and Friendship, I share my 17 Strategies to Help You Formulate Power Questions. One of a series, [...]

How to Draft a Winning Team

To make your team a winner you’ll need to isolate and assemble the attributes that lead to success. Who are the people that work hard to help you succeed? Where and how do you engage your team members? Do you meet in coffee shops, online, [...]

What’s Your Quarterback Cadence

Hut-one, hut-two? For your team to function well, good communication is absolutely necessary. In my book Ask Power Questions: A Practical Guide to Help You Get What You Want in Business, Life, and Friendship, I share the skills of working with [...]

Know Your Team

You need at least one expert team to help you achieve your goals, and you may need many to reach success. Think about all the teams you have in place now. Your work, doctor’s office, grocery store, coffee shop all function as teams that serve [...]

Four Personal Keys to Kick Off Your Year

It’s easy to kick off your year focusing on the big stuff you want to accomplish. You’ll find plenty of encouragement to make vast goals so you can attain great things, but as a coach I know that making big goals alone usually ends up [...]

When You Retire: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife

With a surprising number of boomers heading towards retirement, most are not ready to spend their days hitting the golf balls or playing bridge. Instead they are looking to the future with enthusiasm and gusto. Why? Because they know that now [...]

What Sports Taught Me about My Business Plan and Yearly Goals

You’ve probably read plenty of headlines hawking that you need to plan your year wisely with success in mind. You’re told to make new resolutions that fix challenges, and you’ve heard the pumped up messages intended to inspire change [...]

Workplace Bullies: Don’t Let Them Defeat You

When we hear about bullying taking place, our first assumption is that it’s happening to a child or youth, however workplace bullying is ever-present, and often like many other younger victims, the bullied individual suffers silently. Workplace [...]

Podcast: ENTRYpreneurship-Be Your Own Boss The Easier Way

Listen Here: ENTRYpreneurship: Be Your Own Boss The Easier Way What is “entrypreneurship”? Is franchising an appealing model for individuals looking to get into their own business? How has the face of franchising changed over the past [...]

Podcast: Pick Up The Darn Phone!

Listen Here: David Hill is a leading expert on telephone prospecting to increase sales and author of the upcoming book The Sales Playbook, which will be published in Spring 2016. Pick Up The Darn Phone! Are people afraid of the phone? Do [...]

LeBron Knows: Do You Know What You Need to be Successful?

In Game 5 of this season, LeBron tore the sleeves off of his jersey while on the court at Madison Square Garden. He knew what he needed to do to be successful. Kevin Love rolled up the sleeve of the jersey on his shooting arm. Perhaps the sleeves [...]

Talking Journalism in the Math Building

Robert De Niro got lots of attention last May when he told graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts they were screwed. The verb he used was actually harsher, and followed by the suggestion that they would have done better [...]

Can We Keep Calm In Every Situation Nowadays?

The internet meme of the British World War II slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry On” has morphed into any number of amusing applications. The latest I saw was “Keep Calm and Have a Tarot Reading”!  Is it really possible to keep calm in any [...]

Podcast: Using Conflict To Increase Productivity & Innovation

Listen Here: Lynne Eisaguirre is a workplace and leadership expert, former employment attorney and author of six books on workplace topics, including the Power of a Good Fight:  How to Embrace Conflict to Drive Productivity, Creativity, and [...]

Podcast: Working from Home: Disruption or Genius Design?

Listen Here: Rebecca Barth is an entrepreneur, humorist, and author who has worked from home for over 9 years, leading teams, employees, and customers at a distance. She delivers keynotes sharing how igniting passion at work doesn’t look [...]

Podcast: Get Your Organization Unstuck

Listen Here: Peter Boni is an entrepreneur, consultant and author of All Hands On Deck: Navigating your team through crises, getting your organization unstuck and emerging victorious.  His insight has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, [...]

Self advocacy- a step toward minimizing workplace bullying

As we reflect on best practices for civility in the work place, many of us strive to be kind, pleasant and agreeable. However, there is a self-advocacy component to avoiding bullying in the workplace.  When someone throws a barbed comment or [...]

Did You Want a Trophy for that Competition?

Competitive nature bombards you and you likely compete with it all day long. Don’t think you do? Think again. Are you hurrying against time moving to your next meeting? Getting ahead of that car in front of you? Pushing up the line for coffee? [...]

Podcast: Keys To Healing the Workplace Culture

Listen Here: Danna Beal, M.Ed. is  a workplace culture expert, international speaker, coach and author of The Extraordinary Workplace:  Replacing Fear with Trust and Compassion. She has been the keynote speaker and workshop leader for over [...]

The Silent Treatment And Workplace Bullying

Sondra was tasked to work on the vice president’s objectives. She was leading a team of customer service representatives who needed training and who also were juggling their contact time with clientele.  At the kick off meeting, everyone [...]

Podcast: Why Employees Are ALWAYS A Bad Idea

Listen Here: Chuck Blakeman is a best-selling business author and world-renowned business advisor who has built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents.  His first book, Making Money is Killing Your Business was rated “#1 Business [...]

Podcast: Make The Most Of The Millennial Workforce

Listen Here: Aaron Ziff is a partner at International Strategy & Consulting Inc, a management consulting firm specializing in business strategy, talent management, and HR technology. He consults primarily in the areas of employee engagement, [...]

Podcast: Catch Your Dreams Millennials!

Listen Here: Cheya Thousand is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The DreamCatcher Firm Inc., a lifestyle consulting firm for millennials. The company’s mission is to empower and educate millennials to think outside the box, [...]

Podcast: Make Way for Millennials

Listen Here: Dr. Joanie Connell is the author of Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life.  She runs her own consulting firm called Flexible Work Solutions where she works with companies to onboard new [...]

Podcast: Bring Order To Chaos At Work

Listen Here: Katharine Halpin is the CEO and founding principal of The Halpin Companies, and an expert in bringing order to chaos. She works with CEOs, leaders and their teams. Katharine is the author of Alignment for Success: Bringing [...]

Podcast: Why Millennials Matter

Listen Here: Joan Kuhl is an international speaker, lead author and editor of the new edition of Peter F Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Young Leaders, and founder of Why Millennials Matter, a Generation [...]

I’m Not Here To Make Friends – Maybe You Should Be

Steve was hired as the new associate vice president of the mid west region. The last four quarters, his division faced declining production and slipping revenue. Investors were concerned; the board was ready to take prisoners. Steve was the [...]

Podcast: Debunking Millennial Worker Myth

Listen Here: Nicole Royer has spent the past three years speaking on college campuses across the country about entrepreneurship and the challenges of the multi-generational workplace. Her ebook Unexpected Benefits of a Multi-Generational [...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carly Fiorina: A Tale of Two Women – Choose Your Own Resume Now

Much has been and will be written about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even the Rodham that popped up after she was encased in the White House . . . the first time. A closer look at Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina gives us a tale of two women who [...]

Podcast: The 11 Laws of Likability

Listen Here: Michelle Tillis Lederman is  the author of two books; The 11 Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired. She is an expert in relationship networking, career advancement, and work place communications. She has been on NBC, FOX, [...]

Podcast: Software Solutions for Small Business

Listen Here: Dave Kramer, is the founder of AllProWebTools – an online workflow management dashboard for small businesses. Dave draws on over 30 years of coding and entrepreneurship experience to help small businesses all across America [...]