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 […]

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Actionable Takeaways from the book “Rework”

Below are my takeaways from the book “Rework”  http://37signals.com/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 – […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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5 Tips To Effective Succession Planning

Tip #1: Eliminate Paper and Spreadsheets Succession planning is currently the least automated talent management process, according to a global survey of HR leaders conducted by SumTotal. Fully 67% of companies that employ a succession planning process are still primarily paper-based. Within the majority of organizations, today’s succession planning efforts are characterized by fragmented, inconsistent, […]

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Comparative Advantage for Human Behavior

Listen to this Podcast Click Here Want added value in your life? Who doesn’t? Are you wealthy? Not enough.  We all share the same answers on these issues regardless of socio-economic status – Why? Because wealth is not only about producing more tangible goods and earning more profit.  Let me explain: I have a solution […]

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Working With a Career Coach – What Every Job Seeker Must Know

In today's tough economy, every job seeker needs assistance in landing his next employment opportunity in the most efficient and expedient means possible. The services of a career coach are targeted for individuals who are unemployed or in a dead-end job or are attempting to move up the ladder or re-enter the work force. History […]

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Business Coaching

Business Coaching is the process of developing individuals and teams within the organization. During the coaching process, an employee interacts with the manager on a regular basis in order to enhance the employee's performance. Learning to become an effective coach often takes a lot of time and effort, in order to develop the skills and […]

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What is Coaching?

Can you answer the question ‘what is coaching?’ or, like thousands of others are you just confused? Coaching is a fast growing industry with thousands of people training to become coaches each year and even more people paying for the services of coaches. But with this coaching explosion has also come confusion…not least confusion as […]

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The greatest season for an NFL quarterback

You heard it here first… This year’s 2011-2012 NFL season was definitely the year of the quarterback. Aaron Rodgers won the MVP, Drew Brees broke unbreakable records, but one quarterback bested them both. (1) quarterback bested every other quarterback of all-time. (6 of 9) Team Wins by 4th quarter game-winning drives. (15) NFL Record 4th quarter […]

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