Sunday, March 23, 2014
In my entire career, I have never once heard a successful person say he or she regretted putting time and energy into building their relationships and contact management system (CMS).
That's why my interest was piqued when I recently saw a blog by my close friend Brandon Steiner, CEO and founder of Steiner Sports in New York. It addresses what Brandon calls "next-level networking."
What Brandon is referring to is this: "If my contact at a company left, who would I still know there? Would I still be able to work with that company?" If the answers are, "No one" or "Maybe not," then you could be in trouble.
Read more...HUsing networking as an insurance policy to protect your sales
Sunday, March 16, 2014
You have probably heard the term, "She is a class act." Of course, it's always a compliment. But exactly what does that mean?
Class is easy to recognize but much harder to define. Similarly, the absence of class is easy to detect and a serious flaw for anyone who aspires to be successful.
First of all, class is not an "act." It's a deep-seated way of life. Having class involves good manners, politeness, pride without showboating, empathy, humility and an abundance of self-control.
People can tell if you have class by the way you interact with others. If you have class, you don't need much of anything else to be a winner. If you don't have it, no matter what you do, it won't make up the difference. Money, notoriety or success by themselves won't give you class. Class comes from within, not from external sources.
Read more...What it means to be a class act
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Each January the world celebrates International Creativity Month – a month to remind individuals and organizations around the globe to capitalize on the power of creativity.
Unleashing creativity is vital for personal and business success in this age of accelerating change. Motivational speaker Randall Munson founded International Creativity Month to refocus attention to creatively improve business and personal activities.
January, the first month of the year, provides an opportunity to take a fresh approach to problem-solving and renew confidence in our creative capabilities.
Read more...How to develop your creativity so you can be more successful
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