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We all know how unproductive meetings can be. The good news is that they don't have to be a giant time suck - they can actually become the useful, productive business tool you always hoped. Here's what you have to keep in mind...
Some people are men and women of few words. To work in an office with such people is truly a blessing.
Most workers, however, are stuck in a workplace where they hear about everything from a co-worker’s baby-making plans to his/her estranged relationship with their father or mother.
Talking about such topics might be OK to share over cocktails with your best friend — they are not OK for the workplace...
Hello Marvelous People!
Ah yes! Out loud. Alone. Slowly say these words with me.
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE. COMPELLING. ADDICTIVE...
Progress over perfection.
In todays world it’s so easy to break Dale Carnegie’s most important human relations rule.
“Don’t criticize, condemn and complain!”
It’s so easy to criticize what someone is trying to do, but if you try it yourself you will understand just how complicated things are...
I ask salespeople, “Can you define what sales are? Have you ever looked up the word sales in the dictionary?” Never in my speaking career has anyone in my audiences responded to me with the correct root word of sales. We can spend our whole life working in sales and yet not know its origin. That astounds me. So here it is...
After Hurricane Katrina, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about dreams. My daughter’s dreams, my dreams, my friends’ and family’s dreams.
Do you have a dream for your life? Have you given up on an important dream? Have you accomplished your dream? Do you clearly see your dream? If you don’t have a clear dream, no strategy will save you...
We need to understand something about the referral word track before we get started. This is the most profound statement in this article and it's the basis for what follows.
“The easiest, most effective, most efficient, least expensive way to build your business is to build your business on the trustworthiness of your existing clients that have grown to love you and the value that you have provided in past honest fair dealings. “
I said the value you provide; I didn’t say products or services you provide...
Hello Marvelous people!
Many of you may have already read my 1st book, "Come Hell or High Water" (Life Lessons from Hurricane Katrina). In it I discussed the Five Impossible Laws and one of those laws touched on the fact that it is impossible to over-communicate.
Let us delve into how overextending yourself can kill your work performance and ruin personal relationships. There are friends and neighbors and co-workers and loved ones right now that you know need to hear a message about them being overextended and they're not listening to you.
In business and in life, I have found that we go through three phases of attitude. The first is excitement. The second is frustration, and the third is recommitment. During and after Hurricane Katrina, all of New Orleans sank deeply into the frustration phase, myself included.
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