After watching the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl this year, two observations emerged. First, they were exciting and outstanding games. Second, the impact and importance of the shift in momentum on the field from one team to another significantly impacted the outcome of the games. This is true for most sporting events and it is no different in business.
When people are in pain or distress, one of the best things that can happen is to have someone just listen to them.
All people need to be heard and validated. Authentic active listening is practiced without passing judgment or providing prescription, just acknowledgement. The person in need must know clearly that they are important, safe and especially – not alone.
This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the Delaware Valley Opera Company Summer Festival as I have done since 2004. But the real test for me happened behind the scenes. All of which was never seen by an audience, but it changed me significantly.
My schedule allowed me to be in the chorus
At the end of a recent workshop presentation there was some time for a few questions. A woman in the front row simply asked: “how do you stay motivated?” Hmmm. This actually took me a little by surprise. In point of fact, it was great. While pondering the presentation content, she was in her head engaged with her own business
Recently, I was reviewing a periodical from the Institute of Management Consultants. While I enjoyed scanning all the articles, one about the DuPont Model motivated me to action. In business, this venerated tool is used to analyze investment returns and includes a clear flow chart diagram showing all of the pieces of the financial puzzle in an easy to
Good business books are like good ideas, they are timeless. Here is a small selection of writing by a broad range of authors over several decades. Of course, there are thousands of books available; these are ones that I particularly recommend. Reading any of them and utilizing one suggested strategy could have a profound effect on your business and life.