Month: August 2014

Eliminate the Big But for Career, Team Building and Business Success

One word can negate every single word spoken before it.  One word can turn a productive coaching session into a demoralizing one way conversation.  One word can turn a hot prospect ready to sign on the dotted line into a cold shoulder that will not return your calls. That one little word with such a …

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You Can Plan and Prepare but You Can Not Control

Preparation and planning are wonderful things.  They make us feel in control, in charge, confident and sometimes invincible.  Then your dogs pee in the middle of your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  More on this later. Keys to successful interviews, client presentations, performance reviews or speaking engagement hinges on preparation, this I do not argue. What …

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The Curse of Over-Analyzing in Job Searching and Reading Parables

My poor mother.  She tries, she really does.  This afternoon she sent me this lovely parable about wealth, success and love.  In short, a woman came out of her home to find three old men with long white beards sitting on her front lawn.  She invited them in, thinking they might be hungry, but they …

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