Like many parents over the past few weeks, I’ve gone through the yearly ritual of getting my two sons back to school. They always have mixed feelings about the start of the new school year, as there’s the sadness of another summer ending, but the excitement of starting and learning something new. …read more.
What is the first thing you do when you get up to start your day? If you are like millions of professionals, I would guess you probably check your smart phone, if not first thing then shortly after. Let me share with you something that probably will not come as a surprise- From a…read more.
How many times have you gotten yourself rolling on a task or project and really started making significant progress? You finally start to see the end point and are about to complete it and then someone or something comes up and you feel as though you must say yes to and in saying yes…read more.
After my career as a musician ended I got a job in real estate sales which to my surprise, I was really good. I tell people my years as a musician prepared me for a job in sales because I had already learned to handle rejection really well. Early in my sales career I…read more.
Not long ago my son and I were watching a television program called the Voice. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s a show where talented young vocalists are paired up with and Coached by Mega-recording artists with the intent of winning a singing contest. Kind of like American idol but with Coaches which is what…read more.
Seems like only a few weeks ago we were taking down our holiday lights and shoveling snow, now we are making our 4th of July plans? How does that happen so fast? I haven’t gotten used to how fast the time passes these days, but like everyone I’ll just have to get used to…read more.
Recently I attended a conference and the speaker was talking about staying productive in the face of distractions and obstacles. He kept referring to the concept of getting yourself into your groove and steps you can take to find that ever-elusive groove where you are at peak productivity. We already know that our brains…read more.
In my years of coaching Sales-people I like to encourage them to go out and buy something so they can put themselves in the place of a customer and remember what it’s like to be on the other side of the sales process. Recently we replaced a long-term team member in our small…read more.
A few weeks ago I was with an Executive working on strategic alignment for the coming year. As we were discussing the need to effectively communicate the vision and strategy to their teams, all the various obstacles and challenges came up that could make executing the plan a challenge. One of the more vocal…read more.
Recently on a coaching call one of my clients shared with me her love of the game of golf. If you seen me speak at a conference or leadership session, you may have heard me use golf as metaphor for how we measure success in our business and our lives. You see, golf…read more.