I do the same thing, every year, before I put up Christmas decorations.

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What do Fred Smith, Bill Gates and Walt Disney have in common?  If you guessed they were great leaders, you guessed right. They are/were great leaders for so many reasons, but today I want to share the top two things great leaders DON’T do that makes them great leaders.

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This week starts our examination of The 7 Deadly Sins of a Sales Professional. The first sin – apathy, can wreck any sales professional’s dreams of reaching their goals.

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The best way to remove a band-aid is to quickly rip it off  which produces a sharp, short pain. Then you are done – the memory quickly fading. Slowly removing a band aid in order to minimize the pain never works. It only stretches out the process which is more traumatizing.

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My pastor told a story at church about being on top of a ski mountain in Colorado when his 5 year old daughter decided she was done skiing for the day. They were with a whole group of people, and he didn’t want anyone else to be disappointed, so he told them all to go enjoy their day of skiing and he would take her down. They missed the gondola ride, so he and his daughter had to ski back to their hotel. If you ask him, he will admit to also missing the turn off for the greens (the easiest run). After yet another wrong turn – he was looking down the better part of a black diamond run – to make it an even better story, it had moguls (strategically placed little bumps) all the way down. (more…)

3 Ways to Deal with Change

While the past year may have amplified it, the amount of change and uncertainty surrounding us has been steadily increasing for quite some time now. In fact, as soon as we get comfortable with something, it seems to inevitably change again. One thing we can count on not changing anytime soon is this amount and… Read More

Getting Along With Others [Video]

Learning to walk in someone else’s shoes or seeing things from their perspective can go a long way in generating harmony between people. However, like many things worth doing, it’s often easier said than done. Executive Coach Todd Mosetter shares one simple way to help change what you think and feel about those around you.

Top Five Productivity Myths

With the amount of information, distractions, and change surrounding us today, staying productive and focused is harder than it’s ever been. But for the people and organizations that have been able to figure it out, it has quickly become a competitive advantage. For the rest of us, it seems like a never-ending cycle of success… Read More

How to get things done [Video]

A common question our coaches get is—“How do I move from ‘I want to get this done’ to ‘I got this done?’” Coach Bill Hart walks you through an easy strategy to help you tackle and complete items on your list. It’s so simple and effective that you can start today!

Lessons from a Push-Up Challenge

A couple of years ago, Ken Perry shared a challenge he was undertaking. One push-up a day—add a push-up per day. As a bit of a competitive person at heart, it didn’t take long for me to accept the challenge myself. Sounded simple enough, especially in January. To be honest, it almost felt weird doing just one… Read More

Time to Reflect

Growing up as a TV fan in the ‘80s, I was forced to get comfortable with waiting. When my favorite show ended on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (like this one or this one), we were forced to wait 7 long days to see what happened next to the characters we loved. In that forced hiatus,… Read More