How to Develop People Faster: Moving From Defense to Offense with Professional Development

Most organizations talk about the importance of developing their people, but they have little or nothing on paper that systematizes this process. In addition, there is no recognizable, specific outcome they are looking to achieve. They are defensive minded. An example of a defensive minded move is sending someone to a government mandated training to […]

Making Money Today

There Are Organizations Right Now Making More Money Than Ever Before. Find Out How. Even considering the weak economy, there are organizations out there making a lot of money. These organizations have mastered one principle from a 100 year-old book. This book has sold more copies than any book in history except for the Bible. […]

What are the Dimensions of Strategy?

As your organization’s strategy evolves it is important to make sure all of the dimensions continue to be addressed. Below is a helpful checklist. Does your current strategy: 1. Determine and reveal the organizational purpose in terms of long-term objectives, action programs and resource allocation priorities? 2. Clearly identify the businesses the organization is in […]

9 Tips for Becoming The Rock Star of Project Management

Next time you are preparing to lead a new project, sit down and make some notes on ways you could improve. Here are some suggestions. 1. Consider the basic personalities on the team and adjust your management style accordingly in regards to day-to-day project activity. For example, discuss with the perfectionist on the team that […]

Quick Reference Guide: Achieving Similar Results in Your Organization (Part 2)

1. Know the distinctions between therapy, consulting, mentoring and coaching. 2. Use executive coach-like behavior, which is collaborative, or football coach-like behavior which is directive depending on what the situation calls for. The more often you are collaborative, the more effective you are. 3. Before you coach a person in your organization, check yourself against […]

Quick Reference Guide: How an Executive Coach Achieves Results (part 1)

Executive coaching skills are the most potent sales and management tools you could possibly acquire. These advanced techniques will help you create exceptional results, regardless of whether you plan to actively coach your team or leverage your background and experience to optimize your personal effectiveness. My personal interest in coaching arose in the course of […]

The Three Key Spokes in The Business Development Wheel

1. Speaking (short-term business generation) This is one of the best ways to give value back to the business community, reach potential buyers of your products and services as well as differentiate yourself from your competitors. While you cannot join every professional, social or philanthropic organization you would like to, speaking is the next best […]

Confidence Booster

Confidence tempered by realism, is an advantage the strongest leaders share. Winning often requires persistence when your goal appears to be in doubt. Persistence is fueled by confidence. Confidence is the attitude that if you do something, it will make a difference. The strongest leaders have this attitude and they actively nurture it. They are […]

How to Become a Competent Speaker in One Day

Many people are intimidated by public speaking. They do not believe they have the knowledge or skill. You can become a good speaker in one day by following the steps below. The more specific your industry or subject focus, the better. You must also have a specific connection to your subject through education, experience or […]

Coaching is not just for problems.

As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, organizations have come to recognize coaching, as a valued tool that helps key people in the organization be the best they can be. The coach and the coachee work together with urgency and creative energy to find and utilize the best solutions to reach high-impact goals. Below is an […]