9 Players You Need on Your Management Dream Team

November 05 , 2015

I'd like to believe that over the course of 20 years, my co-founder and I have done a fairly competent job of building a senior management dream team.

Filed Under: Decision Making, goals, Leadership, management, Strategy, teams, Relationships, skills, teamwork

How NOT to Introduce Yourself

December 15 , 2014

Networking is one of the most challenging skills you may have to learn in the world of business. It can be an awkward experience, having the attention of a group of strangers focused on you, and trying to make a good first impression.

Filed Under: Branding, branding, Career Advice, Professional Development, professional development, Skills, skills

Why You Should Listen, Even If Others Don't

November 17 , 2014

The odds are very good that the last person to whom you spoke barely heard anything you said. Don't take it personally - most people just don't listen.

Filed Under: Career Advice, Communication, communication, Good Habits, good habits, Skills, skills

How To Make Friends With Ambitious People

November 13 , 2014

If you’re trying to take yourself and your life to the next level, it makes a lot of sense to aim higher when it comes to making friends. The right friends will support you emotional and provide practical help along the way.

Filed Under: ambition, Professional Development, professional development, Quick Tips, quick tips, Skills, skills

Do You Have These 4 Soft-People Skills?

November 03 , 2014

Have you worked with or for a person with a strong leader-type personality? They’re adept in driving for results and measuring performance. They have no issue delivering hard feedback or making tough decisions. At times however, their sharp edge becomes a limitation. They haven’t spent much time...

Filed Under: Personality, personality, Skills, skills, Social Impact, Success, success

Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Memory

May 12 , 2014

We often talk about our ability to remember in terms of its being good or bad: “I have a mind like a sieve,” “He has a photographic memory,” “She works hard, but she just can’t retain what she's learned."

Filed Under: Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, Focus, focus, Good Habits, good habits, Skills, skills

There's No Getting Around It: Communication Counts

March 20 , 2014

No matter who you talk to or what you read, at the heart of every major issue lies the same problem. As the prison warden in Cool Hand Luke said so well, " What we've got here is ... failure to communicate."

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Good Habits, good habits, Insights, insights, Skills, skills

What it Really Takes to Succeed

March 06 , 2014

The modern marketplace demands that people possess a wide range of skills. But what core qualities are truly essential to career advancement, regardless of industry or job?

Filed Under: Goals, goals, Good Habits, good habits, Insights, insights, Skills, skills

How Influential Are You? Measure It!

February 20 , 2014

It's simple, influence matters. It matters in your job and your private life. In fact, influence is part of every human interaction. Just think of parents influencing their children, political or religious leaders influencing their followers, CEOs influencing employees, sales people influencing...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Branding, branding, Self Reflection, Skills, skills

The Joy of Risk

January 09 , 2014

One American military leader, already having lost most of his many battles, persisted in driving his troops to attack in situations that everyone else regarded as lost causes. A leader destined to go down in history as a failure? Hardly. It was George Washington.

Filed Under: Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Ideas & Innovation, Finance and Banking, Risk, Skills, skills