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21 Sep19:44
21 Sep19:44
Sep 2017
Sep 2017
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Strong Ways to Answer the “Weakness” Question

What’s your greatest weakness? I think we’re all familiar with that famous interview question: What’s your greatest weakness? Cue the eyeroll. This question, though considered important to employers, is so common that the answers themselves are all too common. You’ve heard the typical, “Well, my…

20 Sep16:32
20 Sep16:32
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7 Ways to Impress Your Way to Success

Starting a new job is one of the most important times in a person’s professional life. As someone who has hired over 50 people and been responsible for as many as 600 at a time, I have come to identify truly great hires. I…

14 Sep19:44
14 Sep19:44
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Three Essentials to Keep from Boring Your Audience

We’ve all been there. We’ve sat in the two-hour seminar, dozed off during a class lecture, and daydreamed through a sermon or two. In today’s case, I’ve been sitting in a meeting of about 350 people, and it started 90 minutes ago. So far,…

06 Sep17:11
06 Sep17:11
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Leadership: It’s A Course of Action

A close friend of mine is teaching a college leadership course, in which she was introduced to 180 seniors during the first session. Of the 180 students, only 4 of them came up to introduce themselves to her after class. Now, get this: these…

31 Aug15:57
31 Aug15:57
Aug 2017
Aug 2017
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Saving Like A Millennial

If you know me, you know how much I value the mentorship of those from younger generations. It opens my mind and has proven over and over to advance me in my path to success. My reason for having younger (and older) mentors is…

25 Aug19:49
25 Aug19:49
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Some Things (Should) Never Change.

The pace of change in our world today is faster than ever. Technology, the internet, innovative thinking and just old-fashioned ingenuity all play a role in how rapidly the world is transforming. Just 30 years ago, things were different. There were pay phones; today,…

11 Aug19:35
11 Aug19:35
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Words Matter. Especially the Bad Ones.

On the back of my business card, you’ll see the phrase, “Words Matter.” I stand by this saying, because words do make a difference. From employer to employee, friend to friend, person to person, words can have an impact on someone’s day, week, or…

04 Aug18:03
04 Aug18:03
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Wisdom Flows Both Ways

Reverse Mentorship: How Wisdom Can Flow Both Ways Wisdom isn’t exclusive to those who have lived longer; younger people have a lot to offer, and are filled with their own kind of wisdom. It’s most beneficial when we seek knowledge and perspective from those…

28 Jul18:00
28 Jul18:00
Jul 2017
Jul 2017
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3 Ways Millennials are Vastly Misunderstood and Underestimated

I’ve been asked in several radio interviews about studies reporting on how Millennials are seen as lacking life skills. Apparently, these studies show that the millennial generation is deficient at small talk, cooking, balancing a checkbook, and writing resumes. I won’t disrespect their research,…

19 Jul17:57
19 Jul17:57
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It’s Not Easy to Succeed

It Isn’t Easy to Succeed. Last week my company hosted 20 of the most talented sales leaders I have ever met, as they attended our two-and-a-half-day Coaching Catalyst program. Their National Sales Director is an incredible leader, and their passion for what they do…