Is It Just The Good Parts…?

“I want to be an actress, but I don’t want to go on auditions.” “I want to play varsity sports, but I need to be sure I’m going to make the team.” “It’s important to sell this great new service, but I’m not willing to deal with rejection.” You don’t get to just do the…Read moreRead more

Its Never Enough..

There’s never enough time to be as patient as we need to be. Not enough slack to focus on the long-term, too much urgency in the now to take the time and to plan ahead. That urgent sign post just ahead demands all of our intention (and attention), and we decide to invest in, “down…Read moreRead more

Fear of Public Speaking…

Why is it that a common,safe,and important task is so feared by so many people? In Iconoclast,Gregory Berns uses his experience running a neuroscience research lab to explain the biological underpinnings of the resistance.In fact,public speaking is the perfect petri dish for exposing what makes us tick. It turns out that the three biological factors…Read moreRead more

Are you good at listening ..?

Live interaction still matters. Teachers, meetings, presentations, one on one brainstorms–they can lead to real change. The listener has nearly as big a responsibility as the speaker does, though. And yet, Google reports four times as many matches for “how to speak” as “how to listen.” It’s not a passive act, not if you want…Read moreRead more

Fearless,Reckless,and Feckless….

Organizations seek out people who are fearless,but go out their way to weed out reckless.what is the difference? Fearless doesn’t mean “without fear.” what it means in practice is “unafraid of things that one should not be afraid of.”Being fearless means giving a presentation to an important customer without losing a nights sleep.It means being…Read moreRead more

Keep Learning or Die…

Why financial education is the key to prospering or perishing in a fast-paced world Everybody learns. For instance, in order to make bread, bakers follow a recipe they’ve learned, even if it’s in their head. Surgeons follow a recipe for complicated procedures, with certain steps and actions that must be taken to see a positive…Read moreRead more

3 Signs You Will Fail as a Top Leader…

Outwardly, you appear effective, dependable, on top of things. But look closer. Are you in danger of destructive behaviors? Here’s a statement of the blindingly obvious: strong, effective leadership is better than weak, ineffective leadership. Thankfully, it’s usually obvious which is which–most of us can spot a strong leader from a weak one with relative…Read moreRead more

Maybe this year…

Maybe this year… Your knowledge will reach critical mass.. Your boss will give you the go ahead.. Your family situation will be stable.. The competition will stop innovating.. The traffic jam will cease.. There won’t be any computer viruses to deal with, and Then… You can act, you can launch your project, you can make…Read moreRead more

The curious imperative…

Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It’s no longer okay to not know. If you don’t know what a word means, look it up. If you’re meeting with someone, check them out in advance. If it sounds too good to be true, Google it before you forward it. If you don’t know what…Read moreRead more

Useful and believable promises…

That’s another way to think about marketing. We only sign up/pay attention to/pay for offers from marketers when: What’s promised is something we think is worth more than it costs and We believe you’re the best person to keep that promise. This applies to resumes, meetings and even the kid raking your lawn. If your…Read moreRead more