Mindful & Always be on your game!

  Always be at the top of your game! I had an interaction with a great client the other day. It initially involved a few emails being exchanged. I felt the conversation may not be going as well as I wanted it to so my third email response was to ask if I could call him at a specific time to chat. The exchange reminded me of one of the rules I use to stay on top of my game. The rule of two emails! Once I have a second email to an individual on a same point of discussion it is time to set up a face-to-face meeting or a telephone call to discuss. At this point there have been four emails...

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Knowledge with an Action Plan – Now That’s Powerful!

  “Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations The Fourth Step towards Riches There are two kinds of knowledge: one is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little or no money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of...

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What Great Leaders Do When They Lead!

  What Great Leaders Do When They Lead After years of working with some truly great inspirational leaders a number of insights into what is it these people do consistently that sets them apart? Courage to take risks and to do things differently then others. These people often choose the path least taken by others. Without question these great leaders were focused on results and to do so had an eye for the transactional activities but they also were visionaries acutely aware of the need to be the transformational leader. If they were not leading the transformational change then who...

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Effective Communication – a technique for everyday communication

  Three Magic Bullets in Effective Communication Effective communicators tend to be straight shooters. They deliver well-thought-out, concise messages in a professional, composed manner. With the right bullets, you too can become a straight-shooting communicator. First, collapse your message into three bullet points. Then go back and expand on each point. Here’s a sample response to the question, “What are your thoughts on the global economic situation?”: “Well, when I think of the current global economic situation three thoughts come to mind: * How did this...

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Self-awareness & your own ego could be a blind spot for you?

Are you getting in your own way? Recently a new client of mine asked me what is one of the most important or most critical teaching from my coaching. Great question, there are several that are very critical to one’s success. There is one that stands out for me that is central for everyone. That critical teaching is self-awareness. The journey towards a full understanding of one’s own self-awareness is the key to unlock one’s potential. Without a real time self-awareness and the active ability to seek and hear feedback means you will get in the way of your own success! Your...

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