Category Archives for Personal Experiences & Lessons Learned

Honor Those Who Taught You By Carrying the Flame Forward

As a strategic advisor to senior leaders, I’m often teaching that one of the roles that all leaders have is to instill in others values, open doors to new opportunities, share information and skills

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5 Ways to Select the Best Advice to Follow

Maxine, CEO of a national call center, had invited me to meet and discuss what elements to prioritize in a custom leadership development program she wanted to roll out for her top managers. We sat at her

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Vacations Can Rejuvenate with a Little Planning

Most hardworking people look forward to vacation, but only a select few truly know how to vacation well. Those who make the most of their time off will come back rejuvenated with a new sense of purpose,

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Pay Attention to Your Professional Image (Only If You Want to be Treated with More Respect and Given More Responsibility)

Felix – a new assistant department manager for a small firm – couldn’t figure out why the people beneath him never showed him respect. He considered himself to be relatively outspoken, he dressed

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My Secret to Writing, Publishing, and Promoting

Almost everyone has at least one good book inside them and I bet you do too. No one is more qualified to show you how to become a successful author in than Jack Canfield. Co-creator of the ‘Chicken Soup

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Dominic Basulto on Thanksgiving and Innovation

In a recent article for the Washington Post, blogger Dominic Basulto discusses the importance of constraints and hardships that can actually become the basis for innovation. Nearly 400 years ago, a brave

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10 Clues That Managing a Startup May Not Be For You

10 Clues That Managing a Startup May Not Be For You Marty Zwiling distills 10 easy-to-recognize traits that can help you identify whether you will likely succeed as an entrepreneur. Self-discipline,

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The Pressure Principle

The Pressure Principle simply says that pressure from the outside brings out what is inside. When you squeeze an orange, you expect orange juice to result, not the juice of a tomato or pineapple, right? Similarly,

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Learn to Break Through the Most Common Business Limitations

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve hit a wall in your business growth, then you’ve got to listen to this call.   My friend and mentor, Steve Harrison will be explaining how to overcome

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Insights from the Social Media Marketing Industry Report 2013

Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers, has released the fifth annual report on social media marketing, and this one looks to be the

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