Leadership Development

“I’M STRONG…and accountable”!

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    Taking the credit for a bonehead decision is tough, especially when your career/life hangs in the balance on that decision. Machiavelli once said “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively”. Niccolo Machiavelli known for his win at all cost […]

Leadership Development

The Business of…improving others

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Whether it’s volunteering, mentoring or helping the small business down the street the next “Value Proposition” for global success is lifting others. It’s no longer just being a stalwart for social responsibility it’s understanding what’s “good for business”, and the most successful and yes devious companies today understand that giving back is bringing in $$$$. […]

Leadership Development

THE “CHAMELEON LEADERSHIP” EFFECT!

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  Hiring and leading people that mirror you is not only foolish….it’s dangerous. Yes, it’s extremely comfortable to bring on new hires that look like you, think like you, and even talk like you but is that truly comforting? Today’s leader is constantly faced with new, varied, and complex challenges and opportunities as it deals […]

Change Management

Getting People to Change Course….!

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  Perhaps the most difficult thing to do is convincing another person to change their mind, decision or behavior. While it’s fashionable to down tread the act of selling or marketing as a form of manipulation, the reality is a lot of things get done when someone changes their mind. Don’t worry this will not […]

Professional Selling Excellence

“Sales & Marketing Performance Competencies”….MUST HAVES!

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      Let me just state upfront I’m a HUGE “Position Competency” supporter, fan, and cheerleader. There are companies that do an absolutely fantastic job in evaluating the yearly performance of their employees because of a system called competency modeling that’s followed throughout the entire year. One of the challenges of measuring lets say the […]