Self-starters who take action and get things done are essential to any effective organization. But what are you supposed to do if your teammates don’t show initiative? I was recently talking with a friend. He was frustrated his employees didn’t take enough initiative. The lack was really affecting his business. The problem was he blamed […]
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I’m always surprised by what I learn at the movies. I go to be entertained. But many times I walk out of the theater with insights I can put to work in my life. Over the weekend Gail and I saw the new Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway comedy, The Intern. It was great.
Twice a year I open registration to Platform University for one week and one week only. And today’s your last chance to join until next year. But you’re hesitating. Why? I can think of ten key reasons. All I’m asking is a chance to address these very common objections.
The reaction to my video series, Skyrocket Your Impact, has been phenomenal. People are really excited about how simple it is to close the Value Gap and generate more traffic, greater influence, and bigger impact for their message. And here’s the great news: What we revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you […]
If you’re looking to skyrocket your impact, it’s imperative to identify your Value Gap and close it fast. And here’s the good news: My free new video series will show you exactly how. Communication is simple: There’s what you say and what others hear. But they don’t always sync up, do they? The Value Gap […]
We all have unique insights and solutions to offer. But how can we have the influence and impact we desire? It seems like there are a million obstacles to overcome, right? Everything from technical and tactical knowhow to inner fears and doubts. We know we could improve the world with our message, but how do […]
If I tweeted something about periscope four months ago, virtually everyone would think I was talking about submarines. But today over 10 million people know I’m talking about Twitter’s hottest new app, the social media video platform Periscope. Periscope got off the ground in March for iPhone and May for Android. There are always new […]
The desire to create lasting transformation in the world is what really drives us as leaders, right? Since the news of her death, I’ve been thinking a lot about Maya Angelou. Her legacy offers several valuable insights for living a life of true significance. The odds were against Angelou in her early years. Her parents […]
Today is the last day you can get introductory pricing on my Get Noticed! Theme™ for WordPress. It ends tonight at midnight. If you’re not a blogger, a small business owner, or an entrepreneur—and have no plans to be one—you can probably just skip this post and move on with your day. But if you […]
In life we often get what we expect. If we expect something good, it has a way of showing up. If we expect something bad, it too has a way of showing up. It reminds me of a story I heard about a wise clerk who worked at a convenience store in a small town […]
There’s more to coaching than sharing your expertise. The way you communicate that expertise is as important as the knowledge itself. Years ago I went golfing with my friend and colleague, Dr. Victor Oliver. I had played quite a bit as a teenager, but had set aside my clubs when I became an adult. At […]