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Stop Second Guessing to Empower Your Team – Laurie Guest
“Do you feel you are a second guesser?” Often times, that is what holds others back from making empowered decisions: they don’t want to make a mistake – they want to do it the way you want it done. To be a great leader, be careful not to be a second guesser.
Dillon Brooks Got In The Wrong Head When He Taunted LeBron James
Memphis Grizzlies player Dillon Brooks wants badly to be a bad man but doesn’t realize that before you can be bad, you have to be very, very good—otherwise, you risk humiliating yourself. In the NBA Playoffs, Brooks has shown just how true this maxim can be.
Customers Don’t Care About the Details; They Care About the Destination
On a recent flight, the captain of the airplane announced over the PA system what time we would arrive at our destination. That would have been enough to make most people happy. However, he continued his announcement with a three-minute-plus speech.
Fishing, Work, and Life – Marilyn Tam
If I wasn’t standing by the water’s edge with my feet sinking slowly into the cool, wet sand while being misted by the fizzing salt spray, I’d think I was watching a video ad for Hawaii. On the black, glistening boulders jutting out of the churning ocean waves…
Face Phone Fear to Connect & Close
Two weeks ago, I talked with a recent program attendee in the technology field, providing amazing solutions to IT customers. During our exploratory call he said, “I’ve got an issue with some of the team having phone fear. Can you help?” Yes I can!
I Do Not Hunt or Peck – Ron Culberson
My world was forever changed by tedious finger exercises and timed tests on old IBM Selectric typewriters. You see, back in high school, there were two main paths of education for students. You were either on the get-a-job path or the go-to-college path.
Make the First Time a Charm – Chip Bell
Your mother advised, “You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Correct or incorrect, your customers’ first encounters with you and your organization teach them what to expect as well as whether to return.
I Know Just How You Feel – Colette Carlson
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about empathy and how we are relating to one another 2023 style. As many of you may be aware, AI (artificial intelligence) has slowly crept into our world. There are numerous software programs available to all of us.
Tax Credit Could Earn your Small Biz $26,000 per Employee
Is your small business owed $26,000 from the U.S. government for every worker you employ? That’s the pitch you’re probably getting from services all around the country who claim that because of the Employee Retention Tax Credit the money is owed to you.
The Power of Failing – Kevin Brown
I hate when I mess up. On anything. Big things. Small things. Failure drives me crazy. I am my own worst critic. When I make a mistake, I tend to beat myself up. A lot. Self-loathing has been a problem for me for most of my life. Here’s what I have learned.
Create Distinction from the Inside Out. Start with this Iconic Advice.
The reality is that culture is actually much more complex than most realize, especially when it pertains to a business or organization, and what defines culture at a business or organization is how they serve customers and significantly improve the world.
Did You Finish Strong? – John O’Leary
Finishing strong should be something for which we all strive. And one of the greatest examples I know of what it looks like to finish strong is British runner Derek Redmond. In the 1992 Olympic Games, Derek expected to win gold in the 400-meter.