Category: career ladder

  • Michael Jordan: The Life (What MJ has taught me)

    Michael Jordan: The Life (What MJ has taught me)

    I have read a dozen or so biographies of some of the most historic and prolific individuals that have contributed to our society.  I grew up watching Michael Jordan and I can remember the 1992 USA Olympic Team and my buddy Wes and I playing the Sega or maybe it was the Nintendo basketball game […]

  • The opportunity is in the problems you solve

    The opportunity is in the problems you solve

    I have spoken with people about their own growth and development for years.  This to me is the starting point for a bigger job, a promotion, more money, more opportunities, etc.  You can’t get to the next level without some kind of development to get you there.  Some have been able to get all of […]

  • How to get others to follow your lead

    How to get others to follow your lead

    Whether you are a parent, a spouse, a sales person, a colleague, a leader, a subordinate, you name it, you are constantly seeking to have influence over others.   What I have found in the corporate environment as well as with my personal relationships, when I follow the following acronym I am much more influential. […]

  • How to get promoted on the job

    How to get promoted on the job

    I work with lots of people who ask me all of the time “How do I get promoted”. Here is a solid game plan to get promoted or to make more money in your position.  I have seen this work many, many, many times over and over in my career as well as many others. […]

  • HOT BUTTON MARKETING; book summary

    HOT BUTTON MARKETING; book summary

    Hot Button Marketing “Push the Emotional Buttons that get People to Buy.”  This is the ninth book I have read this year on sales and marketing.  What I liked most about this book is that it really gave a lot of examples of how effective marketing works.  Also, as a trainer I have been training […]

  • 40 hours is the starting line

    40 hours is the starting line

    This morning I was listening to the recorded version of the Dave Ramsey show like I do every morning.  In all his wisdom (which is why I listen) he said to someone who called in that they had competing goals.  I believe the caller was asking if her husband should go back to school or […]

  • What season are you in

    What season are you in

    You know the longer I am in business and in life, I find that this is more true. The second mile, the third mile, and fourth miles are really not that crowded.  The crowd thins out the longer you run. During the week at the office.  The one hour or the two hours before everyone […]

  • Work, Play, and Deliberate Practice

    Work, Play, and Deliberate Practice

    I have learned, in some cases the hard way, that you can’t see the entire field when you are playing the game. Why do you think coaches are so vital for success in any activity. They help you see the things you can’t. A good coach helps you see the rest of the field, the […]

  • Game Changers do this

    Game Changers do this

    What is a game changer?  The first use of this term (according to google, so it must be right?) was in 1993.  The definition:  a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. Most people want to be Game Changers.  Here are some things that game changers […]

  • Are you EAGER?

    Are you EAGER?

    As a hiring manager potential candidates that want to work for our company ask me “What are you looking for in an employee?”  I have written about this subject a lot, but I have narrowed it down to something that is easy to remember and illustrates exactly what we are looking for when we hire […]