Monthly Archives: February 2012

Negotiate like a Pro – Quick List of Negotiating Tips

Most people don’t like to negotiate – studies have shown that negotiation is the main  reason women receive less pay when compared to men in the workplace.  Negotiation does not always have to be sneaky or intimidating – especially if you know certain techniques.  Organizations want to know how well you can negotiate because this ability will serve the organizational […]

Lead with Purpose

Mother Teresa, Gandhi, The Pope, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, all the great leaders in the stories that we have learned from are unique but not dissimilar to us. Most people have the ability to be this great – Greatness is in the core of us all.  We are all born with similar traits […]

Actionable Takeaways from the book “Rework”

Below are my takeaways from the book “Rework” Focus on what won’t change: Free Shipping – Great selection – Friendly Return Policies – Affordable Prices – Reliability – Practicality – Speed – Simplicity – Ease of use – Clarity Pick a fight with the best competitor: i.e. Apple vs. Microsoft Under do the competition – […]

What is Business and why does it exist?

The common perception of business people and economists is that… “Business exists to make a profit” – “Business is driven by profit” – “Profit”. Is “profit” the real reason business exists? Maybe in a vacuum, but let’s take a broader view of the situation… Does Apple exist to make a profit? Does Amazon exist to […]

“Before” and “After”

“What you don’t know – you don’t know” Sometimes this removes responsibility but limits us to living below our potential Knowledge is power when used and this process includes a few key steps Once the internal motivation is prepared the spark of change and development begins This needs to be paired with external encouragement that […]

Escape from Freedom?

Escape Freedom? Normally we think of freedom as a concept we cling to for dear life instead of flee from, but Dr. Eric Fromm theorized that people escape from personal freedoms in order to feel secure.  Dr. Fromm determined that freedom is a central theme within human nature (Boeree, 2006).  Escaping freedom involves three processes […]

Multi-rater Feedback 360° Performance Feedback in Action

Multi-rater 360° Self-awareness is defined as knowing self-behaviors as others see them.  Most individuals have an incomplete view of how they are perceived by their peers, subordinates, and superiors which creates miscommunication that corrupts the synergy and climate of the working environment.  The main goal of the multi-rater 360° is for the improvement of overall organizational […]

The Professional Coaching Process Explained

The ORID model is revolutionary and is the next step in the evolution of communication. This coaching model is a coach’s best friend because it identifies the correct process to enable the client to expand on their inner potential. Awareness and motivation are critical elements to seizing success in personal and professional encounters. We believe that there […]

What is Leadership Development?

What is Leadership Development?      Leadership development is an activity that enhances Leadership ability within the defined leadership situation which concerns developing individuals through different developmental exercises.  The myth associated with leadership is that it is developed from inborn traits, but the truth behind the mystery of Leadership is that this unique ability is learned.  […]

List of Energizing Words – Empowerment

Audio PodCast of Energizing words – Click Here Use this list to inspire greatness in others and yourself… Try these words out on the people you care about and see their moods improve dramatically… Words are powerful tools that impact our whole body which was shown in a breakthrough study on water molecules… Long story made […]