212 Degrees – Can You Turn It Up 1 Extra Degree?
PERSONAL GROWTH

212 Degrees – Can You Turn It Up 1 Extra Degree?

The 212 Degrees concept reminds us all of the power we have within us when we just “turn it up” 1 extra degree. It is that one-degree that is holding many people back. There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to…

Top Business Books of 2020
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Top Business Books of 2020

Anytime anyone suggests “the best” of anything – you can be sure it’s a subjective opinion. An opinion that melds an individual’s needs, taste, and experience.  Given this caveat, here are 5 of my “best business books” for the year of 2020.  My hope is that one or several of these suggestions will resonate with…

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently
EXECUTION | PERSONAL GROWTH

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently

Productivity. How to do more with less. Timeless topics. Back by popular demand – here is a reissue of one of my most viewed articles. Which one or two things will you adopt for 2021? This is a great read! Kevin Kruse, a NY Times author and entrepreneur, conducted an interview with ultra-productive people including…

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?
LEADERSHIP | PERSONAL GROWTH

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?

Many people I talk with today are totally focused on strategies and tactics for their companies to achieve sustainable growth during our COVID-19 pandemic. While this is paramount, I would like to focus this article on the “other side of the coin.” And that is the side where your leadership skills and energy reside. Whether…

Can You Leverage Post Traumatic Growth?
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Can You Leverage Post Traumatic Growth?

What good can come of all this? My clients, colleagues and friends are all asking this question. We’ve been hit by a pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, and a global economic downturn. In the face of such personal and business tragedy, it might appear that the answer is “Zero.” We are all reflecting on the long-term consequences…

8 To Be Great – What really leads to success?
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8 To Be Great – What really leads to success?

SUCCESS. For some it’s elusive, for others it seems to come easily. We all want it. But whatever your own definition of success is, why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Marketer, Success Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into this unmissable 3-minute TED TALK….