• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • Blog Archives

    Do You Embrace Change?

    It was astonishing to learn that a previously successful speaker could not easily transition to the newer way of doing business. Ironically, the newer way includes being social online, and we all know that is no longer new. You can guess he is rapidly moving backward and doesn’t know what to do.

    “Recognizing a problem …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    Develop Leadership Capability by Taking Responsibility

    Have you ever been in meetings where someone backs away by essentially saying ‘that’s not my job’ although it is? Taking responsibility for areas related to your job is essential for maintaining credibility. At the very least, offer to make an introduction to the person in charge. When you wish to advance your career or …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    When the Grass Seems Greener

    Life sometimes feels too stressful and serious. The pressure we put on ourselves, in addition to that of partners, management, and employers, will add considerable stress.

    One good remedy is to call a good friend who understands the situation and can provide sound suggestions. With nearby friends, arrange to meet on occasion for lunch or …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    If You Have Only One Week What Will You Do?

    If one week is all you have left, what will you do? Many frequently forget to appreciate what is in front of them while time slips away. Too many disturbances get in the way having most people choosing to remain in their comfort zone.

    Is there any reason you can’t do all of what you …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    Change Actions Change Results

    Are you concerned about not getting their desired results or are you uncertain as to how to proceed? Most people find themselves at a literal standstill without a clue of how to get past the turmoil, so they continue to do the same.

    The worst approach to improving results is not to change a thing. …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    What FWP Are You Trying to Solve?

    Where FWP means First World Problem.

    If you aren’t solving a FWP you might be wasting your time.

    Sure, there are inventors and innovators out there making things you never knew you needed.

    Think iPod (and before that the Sony Walkman).

    But, for most people that are willing to spend their hard earned money they …

    Tagged with: , , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding

    An Easy Strategy for Handling Errors

    Our schedules are busier than ever, and technology is more complex taking many out of their comfort zones. The likelihood of making errors has substantially increased over time. But the worst error is in how one responds to someone else pointing out a mistake. Suggestions are made below for implementing improved strategies for overcoming errors …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Tweak Your Response to Improve Business

    One of the more critical areas for getting to ‘yes’ is in our response style. A response may be an answer to a question, providing insight, or getting to the closing stage of pending business. Our communication affects all stages of the sales cycle and also includes the final stage for getting hired.

    Communication Reminders:…
    Read the Rest →
    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Encourage or Detract Clients: How You Solve Problems

    Salespeople are invariably the ‘fall’ person for taking the blame when it comes to errors. The blame game is rampant inside the company and clientele hold the representative responsible. The very best approach is to quickly apologize and avoid all excuses. Your immediate apology indicates upfront you are to be trusted and maintains a reputable …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    Do You Honestly Convey Limits Upfront?

    Reputation management and personal brand development begin with good first impressions. But an overlooked fact is that most try so hard to please, they are not honest about what they can and cannot do. The improved approach is to convey limits upfront in terms of capabilities. The scope may refer to both time allotment and …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship
    Content Partners
    As Seen In