10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd

Successful people find a way to distance themselves from the boring herd of individuals who are like everyone else in some way, shape or form. As a result, they get noticed and are given opportunities that their “same” brethren are never exposed to. Here are 10 critical steps to take to separate yourself from the … Continue reading “10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd”

Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters

How proactively do you go after people who can effectively promote you to others?    I’m thinking your priorities are generally elsewhere. Like evaluating which organizations have opportunities that match your skill set. Or getting your report done and submitting it to your boss on time. Or thinking about the job you would really like … Continue reading “Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters”

7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done

Too much energy is consumed on making the list. There is something gratifying about jotting down all the things you need to do. It quenches one’s thirst for being organized and for wanting some control over one’s life generally complicated by too many things to do with insufficient time and financial resources to do them. … Continue reading “7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done”

What Happens When You Have a Ridiculous Goal?

I had a very bold audacious goal early in my career.   I wanted to be the VP Marketing before I was 40 years old.    You may not think this was bold, for today there many CEO’s and executives much younger, but a few very short years ago, working for a monopoly telephone company … Continue reading “What Happens When You Have a Ridiculous Goal?”

How to Be An Expert at Mismanaging Your Time

If you really want to be ineffective, and a time waster here are 5 things you can do.  1. Put a to do list together of at least 10 things you intend to accomplish This will show your ambitious intent to achieve many things, but will guarantee that you will make little progress in any … Continue reading “How to Be An Expert at Mismanaging Your Time”

How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360

I am a zealot about the 360 degree feedback tool of performance management.  360 feedback is not new, but in my leadership experience it is one of the most effective methods of assessing how you perform your responsibilities, and what you need to do to improve.  And it works for all sizes of business and not-for-profits. … Continue reading “How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360”

Do You Need Energy to Be Wildly Successful?

Do you need a bounce in your step to win? Do you really need to be a bundle of energy to “make it”?  Nope.  In fact it’s annoying when a world wind is in your space buzzing around. Yes, you need energy to be successful – an abundance of it.  But it needs to be … Continue reading “Do You Need Energy to Be Wildly Successful?”

Why Do You Need Biased Advice from Others?

Why listen to other people?   What advice do you think they will give you?   They will give you the “benefit of their experience”; what worked (or didn’t work) for them. Or what they’ve heard worked for people they know.   They will load you with their bias and their baggage.   It always … Continue reading “Why Do You Need Biased Advice from Others?”