Month: November 2014

  • Influence the Eager by leading with Swagger (free download)

    Influence the Eager by leading with Swagger (free download)

    Many years ago I started out on a leadership journey.  At that time I didn’t know what leadership really was other than I knew it required me to work harder than everyone else. Which I did this pretty easily.  This is a good place to start I might add.  However, I didn’t have a playbook […]

  • I’ll take a 7 and 7, but hold the second seven

    I’ll take a 7 and 7, but hold the second seven

    I was reading this morning some of my notes from a book that I have read and that I suggest you read as well, if you have time.  Or you can shoot me an email and I can send you some notes.  I will be posting a book summary on my website thebrianwillett.com  in the next […]

  • Winning is easy

    Winning is easy

    What do you consider winning?  Is it landing the next promotion?  Acing the next exam?  Living a life that God wants you to live?  Be able to provide for your family?  Having more than enough to live off of?  Having money left over in the bank after all the bills are paid? Whatever you definition […]

  • Self-Investment, Orison Swett Marden; book summary

    Self-Investment, Orison Swett Marden; book summary

    Dr. Marden is one of the founding fathers of the personal development movement and the founder and first publisher of Success Magazine.  He wrote many books back in the late 19th century and early 20th century.  What I like about reading books that are older, is that the same things that applied then, apply now, […]

  • #NOEXCUSES2015

    #NOEXCUSES2015

    I have decided that #noexcuses2015 will be the motto for me in the year 2015.  I think for the most part I try to live my life that way, however there are times and places where I allow the excuses to creep in as well. I recently conducted a survey with about 100 Sales Professionals. […]

  • Book Summary: Unlocking Potential 7 Coaching Skills

    Book Summary: Unlocking Potential 7 Coaching Skills

    I have been a leader/coach for many years now.  I have had a lot of training in this area, and have read a lot of books on the topic as well. I decided to take a deeper dive into the topic and focus on coaching books versus leadership books to really understand the art of […]

  • Two ears and one mouth

    Two ears and one mouth

    Maybe it is cliché, maybe it is the first time you are hearing it, or reading it.  You have two ears and one mouth and you should at least, yes at least, use them in that proportion.  Meaning you should listen twice as much as you talk.  I would even go a step further and […]

  • The Four Self’s

    The Four Self’s

    In the Leadership Training for Managers course from Dale Carnegie http://www.dalecarnegie.com  we discuss the Empowerment Cycle that managers can use to coach employees to improve their performance. The empowerment cycle can not only be used as a manager or leader, but we can use it to improve our own performance in our everyday lives. 1st Self: […]

  • You are special…

    You are special…

    I am saying something you may already know, but sometimes we all need to be reminded of it. We are all special.  If we were all the same, how boring would the world be.  The fact is that you bring a certain skill set to the marketplace, to your family, to your community, to your […]