Joe Contrera is the Founder and President of ALIVE @ WORK LLC, a leadership development company dedicated to helping Extraordinary Leaders Achieve Extraordinary Results. He is the author of three books. His latest, Extraordinary Results: Mastering the Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others, is quickly becoming a must-have resource for leaders in organizations across the country. It will not only change what you believe about leading, it will help you build your leadership skills so that you can successfully influence others.

How Do You Respond To Your Constituents (Customers)?

How Do You Respond To Your Constituents (Customers)? Elected officials like Sales Professionals some times forget who their customer’s are  … Recently I received an email from my favorite Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio asking for support on a local bill that would force the local Phoenix government to be more efficient in spending our…

Choose Your Attitude!

Choose Your Attitude! Sometimes thing happen life that don’t feel good, we don’t like, or we don’t understand why this had to happen to us. The truth is that even though we may not like what happened we can always choose how we will respond to that particular situation or event. We choose what we…

Work Life Balance: All Work and No Play …

Work Life Balance: All Work and No Play … I’m sure most people have seen the 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick entitled, The Shining. The story, written by Stephen King, is a psychological thriller about a writer who takes his family to an isolated hotel to be the caretaker in the off season. It will…

FAST PITCH = YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!

A Golden Rule of Selling – Don’t strike out with your customers by making your pitch all about YOU! Over the last week I have received 15 unsolicited emails, yes that’s 15 with a capital F,  from a company called Fast Pitch Network. Below is some of the text: Invitation to Join the Fast Pitch…

… You Might Be A Lousi Leader

In this time of political correctness and over sensitivity I wonder if occasionally you just have to call ’em how you see ’em. So in an effort to not put “lipstick on a pig” I will share with you “the whole pig and nothing but the pig.” It is amazing  that in this time where…

EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP?

The difference between a Good Leader and an Extraordinary Leader is clear in the minds of their people. When a Good Leader is present, their people say “Look at what they have done!” When an Extraordinary Leader is present, their people say “Look at what we have accomplished!” What do your people say … ? 5…