Stop Chasing Success

Stop Chasing Success

Oct 01

Yep, you heard me right. I’m telling you: “Stop chasing success and discover what really matters most to you!” I’ve found that quite a few business owners, and many other folks, have an uncontrollable urge to chase success. And why not? After all, according to lots of successful people like Thomas Edison who said, “Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”, the concept is one...

Do you know what ‘real’ networking is?

Do you know what ‘real’ networking is?

May 11

I lead quite a few workshops on business building and career development, and most, if not all, of my coaching clients have heard me ramble on about the power of ‘real’ networking. I’m more than just a big fan of networking because it’s one of the top three methods I’ve used to build my coaching practice. Well, I’ve got a true story for you – one that recently happened to me that...

Prioritizing – A Key to Work/Life Balance

Prioritizing – A Key to Work/Life Balance

Apr 14

Your daily ‘balancing act’ requires thoughtful planning of how to best spend your time, and where to direct your efforts and energy. In order to plan more effectively, develop solid business (and personal) strategies, and take the appropriate actions, you must know what your priorities are. Here’s what you need to know about priorities. Priorities are based on our values – achievement,...

Some Favorite Business Quotes

Some Favorite Business Quotes

Aug 23

Business quotes can be found all over the Internet.  I’ve added a few new ones.  Some of these have no attribution. “You can either meet or work.  You can’t do both.”  – Warren Buffett “Don’t expect any magical cures for your company’s problems . . .  there aren’t any”. “Those who cut prices in an attempt to gather market...

Conducting an Annual Performance [Self] Review

Conducting an Annual Performance [Self] Review

Sep 25

Once again here we are speeding through the second half of 2011 and thinking about those New Year’s resolutions we made again. Often companies use this time of year to give thousands of employees so-called “performance reviews”, and I’ll save my comments about performance reviews for another article. Many of us have already prepared and implemented strategies, plans and budgets for our...

Kids Need Better Role Models or Human Ethics – The Rise in Lower Morality

Kids Need Better Role Models or Human Ethics – The Rise in Lower Morality

Jul 26

The results of a recent survey of high school students in the United States found that more than two-thirds of those surveyed had cheated at least once on a high school exam. That’s a pretty significant number. But what is far worse is that most of those kids didn’t feel that they had done anything wrong! In reality, I’m certain that peer influence has a lot to do with this type of...