A Nudge Towards Greatness?

A Nudge Towards Greatness? Recently I attended the National Speakers Association (NSA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. For those of you who don’t know NSA is an organization made up of some of the world’s best professional speakers. Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Dr. Norman Vincent Peal, and Og Mandino are just a few…

Giving Away Your Power … It’s In The Bag!

Over the years I have had my fair share of “memorable” experiences especially when it comes to traveling and airline security.  Being dark complected and having a shaved head, I have on more than one occasion found myself  in the “randomly” selected security line with my new best friends, Raj, Cheng, and Chakor. Most recently,…

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 tax dollars. He requested that we email, phone, or…

C.Y.A.

CYA … 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…

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…