Tag Archives: Coaching

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Underestimating Complexity!

Soft skills are defined as such, in order to marginalize. The applied internal systems are vastly complex and difficult to define. This makes self-perceived experts extremely uncomfortable. “Soft” skills do not operate using an interval scale and are dissimilar to finance or physics. The central challenge in applying and understanding “soft” skills is the systems […]

Shared Thought Creates Reality

Deliberate thought is a human gift – a competitive advantage of some sorts. Our thoughts control our actions. Though mystical powers are not likely present in our thoughts; the power of our individual thoughts impacts our behavior and the behavior of others around us. Our vision of the future can be communicated unconsciously and non-verbally […]

Daily Choice is the “Real” Vote

Let’s not talk about politics, but let’s talk about your vote. You have a right to vote and your vote counts each and every day. Your choice is a vote and our collective vote determines the success and failure of businesses and initiatives alike. We collectively determine our future with the power of our vote. […]

Origins and Growth of Bullying

Bullying is a growing problem in our Internet age because people have more access to anonymously inflict pain on others through use of extensive media. We are all vulnerable and people of lesser ability and understanding are at a greater degree of risk. Bullying is unhealthy for both the bully and the victim. Bullies are […]

Outsourcing Power and what it means to you

Globalization is here. Large organizations outsource work for cheaper production. Produced quality is similar when compared to higher priced competitors regarding a large variety of projects. Outsourcing has enabled more choices and flexibility for awarding work.  Outsourcing has improved our choices and fueled worldwide competition. The ability to outsource has saved valuable time, stress, and […]

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Explained

Successful people create S.M.A.R.T. goals and people are successful because they create S.M.A.R.T. goals.  A true full circle – below is an outline of how you can apply S.M.A.R.T. goals to your process so you could enhance your success in a shorter amount of time and join the ranks of the Elite. It all begins […]

80/20 Principle – Free e-book (Get more Results with Less effort)

The 80/20 Principle has been tested and the results are in – the forces of this concept apply to all situations You have to discover where the process is occurring and take advantage of the power The attached free e-book by Richard Koch is an amazing book that details the 80/20 Principle’s abilities Richard Koch describes […]

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”  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 – […]