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The Tale of SLB– Really, I couldn’t make this up if I tried

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Photo by Zoe

Oh, you guys…. I’ve been sitting on this one for over a week because I didn’t know how to tell you about it in a way that wouldn’t be disparaging to the individual, because I think I’d like him as a client.  I know the person who related this to me would like me to have him as a client.  But this is just so…. The Office or maybe Dilbert.  To “Dick” – oops, sorry.

Neutralize the Biggest Threat to Your Success

At Coach University, there are nine guiding principles that help us understand how people interact with the world. They are:

  1. Photo by Catherine

    Photo by Catherine

    People Have Something in Common

  2. People Are Inquisitive
  3. People Contribute
  4. People Grow From Connection
  5. People Seek Value
  6. People Act in Their Own Interest
  7. People Live From Their Perception
  8. People Have a Choice
  9. People Define Their Own Integrity

Finding Value in Unproductivity

Photo by Michael Lehet

Photo by Michael Lehet

I went to my friend’s lakehouse this weekend with several friends.  My plan was to get some work done while the rest of the group were out fishing. (I fish, but not when it is cold and drizzly.)  I didn’t even get out my work bag, and honestly, I was kind of bummed because I didn’t even have the inclination to something done.

Liz Ryan’s Top 5 Networking Rules – Good Stuff

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Navigating business networking these days can be confusing at best.  My friend Jeff Klein offers two excellent excellent teleseminars on the subject.  Learning the rules of the networking road becomes more and more necessary as more and more toes get trodden upon.

There are more networking tips out there than one can read in a day, and I thought these five from an article written by Liz Ryan were some of the best:

“The Whole Process Has Changed–And I was so Overwhelmed”

“Carolann and Miriam helped me reframe my job search. It’s more than a search of the job boards. It’s really a search for others who are traveling the same way and to whom I have something to give….Thank you, ladies, for shining bright lights through the murky waters of job seeking for us!”

This testimonial makes me want to smile and cry all at the same time.  Miriam Salpeter and I were able to help so many people with our teleseminar series Land Your Dream Job.  That makes me happy that we could be of service.

The Most Important Lesson Learned from a Lessons Learned Session

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There is nothing quite like working hard on a project, finally getting out into the world, and then having a well-intentioned meeting meant to improve the quality of the next endeavor which devolves into everything but the kitchen sink that went wrong.  (It’s even better when we can find another group to blame.)

Focusing on what went wrong is demoralizing and doesn’t add value. There, I said it.  Sacrilege, I know.

Does Work Have to Be Drudgery in Order For a Company to be Profitable?

Photo by Adriana Lukas

Photo by Adriana Lukas

The quick answer is “of course not,” but isn’t that what many leaders in companies believe to be true?

If people didn’t believe that to be true, then why do people look at me like I’m a green, two-headed martian when I tell them that I partner with leaders to create fun and profitable workplaces?  Seriously, it is like these two things can’t go together and I’m some sort of nut job for thinking that they do.

What to Do With That Statement From the Social Security Administration

Photo By Wally Gobetz

Photo By Wally Gobetz

The temptation is to shred it.

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t much appreciate my complete social security number printed on anything, and that green envelope that says “TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY, UNDER PENALTY OF LAW”  might as well say “PLEASE…. STEAL THE IDENTITY INSIDE.”

I digress.

Another Reason Why “Speaking Mastery” Rocked

What I’ve noticed about attending excellent seminars is that they tend to attract excellent people.  The Speaking Mastery Conference attracted exceptional people, and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to connect with them.

One Reason Why “Speaking Mastery” Rocked

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Photo by Nicholas Laughlin

Many of you know that I just got back from Business Growth Solutions’ Speaking Mastery Conference in Kansas City because I was pinging about it periodically through the weekend.  There was so much great information and energy, I though my cranium couldn’t hold it.  For those solopreneurs and small business owners who use public speaking to promote their business, I highly recommend both the Grow Your Business Live! event and the Speaking Mastery.

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