HERE IS THE LEADERS HOLIDAY GIFT

Several weeks ago I posted an article that got a ton of attention. The title was . Since posting it has over 90,000 views. It must have struck a cord as I also had 2,700 Likes, over 1,050 re-shares and over 250 comments in which many people said they both saw these traits in their Managers and [...]

STAY ON TOP OF LIFE WITH THESE TOOLS

Over the last few months, during networking meetings, I have noticed an increasing number of instances where people ask me about how I organize myself. Now this can be taken 2 ways. Either they are so impressed at how I prepare and organize myself or alternatively they are appalled at my disorganization.  Whichever it is, [...]

12 QUICK REASONS FOR READING E-BOOKS

In our age of technology and digital dexterity we read more and more via screens than we ever did.The growth of the Internet has led to us consuming news and engaging with each other in different forms, and as a result of this numerous traditional newspapers and magazines have gone out of business.How do you [...]

THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOR AT WORK

I was with a potential client a few weeks ago at a meeting and was observing a conversation, actually more of a debate. It was getting quite heated and, as it approached boiling point, I interjected a quick quip that stopped them both in their tracks and they laughed. It was a tension reliever moment. [...]

3 THINGS TO HELP YOU MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF A MEETING

Meetings are events in which I have spent numerous hours sitting in and many more hours discussing and blogging about as I believe they are one of the primary areas where we can save so much time and be so much more productive. As James T. Kirk once said, "A meeting is an event where [...]

A SMART WAY TO LOOK AT BUDGET CUTS

Why is it that when budgets have to be cut the future of the company’s people and relationships is not considered? Short-term actions are taken to save money now, which can have huge adverse effects on the future growth, structure and potential of the business. Let’s take a look at a smart way to look [...]

7 WAYS TO MAKE TRAVEL STRESS FREE

Travel is not much fun today. Security measures since 9/11 have increased the stress and the inconvenience of travel, so when I used to travel a lot I looked at ways of minimizing both. For many years, I traveled three to four days a week and had some trips for one or two weeks including [...]

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FIRE SOMEONE?

A few months ago I wrote an article called “The Nine Steps To Take if You Get Fired” It’s tough as we take it personally and often we do not have a plan b or c. So in that article I discussed some ways to deal with the pain and aftermath of being fired.As we [...]