Leadership Development

Advising Today’s CEO…takes “Strategic Empathy”

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    It’s more than just being a good listener or even a great problem solver…you have to be “Strategically Empathetic”. “Strategically Empathetic” is not necessarily knowing when to be empathetic but understanding “WHY” empathizing is the best strategy. I’ve advised/mentored CEO’s of small to medium size business and those stressed because their business has […]

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 […]

Leadership Development

“THE RIDICULOUS NATIONAL SALES MEETING”

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Save your money on the over-priced narcissistic motivational speaker! I apologize; I’m way too late on this post you’re probably just finishing up preparing for 2018’s National Sales Meeting Kickoff.  Typically getting a committee together with representatives from each department, organizing the agenda/content, bringing in vendors, having meeting run-through’s etc takes additional time…so I should […]

Leadership Development

“PARTNERSHIP” between Sales & Marketing…literally DUE or DIE!

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      “PARTNERSHIP” between Sales & Marketing…literally DUE or DIE!   Never before have we seen the importance of the partnership between Sales & Marketing so critical today in corporate America. If you’re fortunate to work for a company that believes in collaborating, communicating, partnership…..kiss yourself you’ve died and gone to heaven. Many companies […]

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 […]