Carved In Granite
by Nan S. Russell - Oct, 2009
In the Black Hills of South Dakota, carved in granite, the six-story faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt create a grand impression viewed from a distant, or standing on the national monument's viewing terrace. Visiting Mount Rushmore on vacation, I found the documentary of its making fascinating. Weeks later, one story stayed with me. It turns out the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum...
Instant Really Isn’t
by Barbara Giamanco - Oct, 2009
Instantaneous: occurring with no delay; “relief was instantaneous”; “instant gratification” It is sooo tempting to want instant. Instant success, instant love, instant cash flow, instant sales, instant weight loss...basically, instant results. It’s human I suppose. We feel pain and then want something – anything – to give us instant relief. Instant is a myth, except perhaps in just one thing. We can instantly decide to c...
Are You Ready To Go From Procrastination To Productivity?
by Sharon Melnick, Ph.D. - Oct, 2009
70% of North Americans report that they procrastinate. And 20%, or 1 in 5 of you are a chronic procrastinator. Are you one of them? What is something you are procrastinating on today? Usually when we think about someone who procrastinates, we get an image in our head of someone who is “lazy”sitting in front of the TV with a beer, or surfing the Internet all day long. For sure if you have such a negative image of yourself, y...
25 Ways To Keep Your Career Healthy – Always
by Shweta Khare - Oct, 2009
Career management and advancement is an ongoing process. You must be proactive at taking charge of your career and keeping it healthy by nurturing it with the nutrients of career building skills and industry knowledge. Read and act upon these tips to keep your career healthy always. In the coming weeks we will detail each of these points with more information and insight. 1. Clarify your career goals. What are your aspir...
Nine Strategies for Presenting to Your Senior Leaders
by Suzanne Bates - Oct, 2009
I’m just back from an intensive week in which our Bates team coached 23 top leaders of a Fortune 50 company on their strategic recommendations for the organization. There was a lot riding on it for each of them, since the Chairman and CEO of the company and members of the senior leadership team would be evaluating their presentations and providing feedback. What the SLT was looking for were clear, bold solutions to signifi...
The #1 Skill of Great Leaders
by David Lee - Oct, 2009
Becoming a “People Whisperer”:How to Communicate So People Care About—and Act On—What You Say Whether you are a CEO or an individual contributor, your success is largely determined by your ability to “move people”: to get them to both care about what you say, and then to act. In fact, research discussed in How Extraordinary Leaders Double Profits showed that the #1 competency separating leaders producing great profits and...
Time To Go For The End Zone! Your Goals
by Bernadette Boas - Oct, 2009
“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” Jim Rohn Our focus is on defining your Vision for your business and life, the Mission or Purpose you have for your life, and the Values that are important to you and your business acumen that would be key to the success of your business....
Moving Your Career Forward in Tough Times
by Ford R. Myers - Oct, 2009
Work Harder and Smarter for Better Career Results Let's face it: the job market is bad and the economy is worse. That's why this is the time to push harder than ever in conducting your job search and managing your career. In addition to working harder, you'll need to work smarter as well. Are you upset that you didn't “ace” your last job interview? Are you feeling like a failure because the job you wanted went to another...
Leadership: How to Ask the Right Questions
by Gary Cohen - Oct, 2009
Question-based leadership only works if managers don't provide all the answers. Here's how to focus on being a facilitator, not an oracle. What are the right questions for leaders to ask? Like notorious law school professors who interrogate their students until the "truth" appears, many business leaders hold meetings where they pepper employees with rapid-fire questions. But too often managers' questions are designed to...
The Power of Stories
by David Lee - Oct, 2009
How do you keep your workers inspired, determined, and confident in the face of change, challenge and uncertainty? One of the things you do—especially if you’re a business owner or senior level leader—is to tell stories. Not just any story. You need to tell the kind of stories that leaders at great companies like Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, Nordstrom, and FedEx tell. They tell stories about the great things...
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