steps to business success

The 8 Steps to Success

I previously wrote on the importance of developing a mindset of success – you can read it here.   A major factor in being successful throughout your life will be how you think about your abilities and the circumstances around you. As I touched on before, The Locus of Control, as introduced by Julian Rotter in […]

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Developing a Mindset of Success

It’s easy to have some fun at the expense of a success mindset. Saturday Night Live has numerous skits that have stood the test of time and become iconic pop-cultural references for several generations. Many might recall the “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley” segments where at the end of each skit he repeats to himself, […]

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Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

The language of leading is built on one’s ability to perceive, relate, and communicate—after all, it is a language! What we communicate through our non-verbal cues is extremely important, but so are the words we choose in any given situation. Powerful leaders who inspire, persuade, and provoke change use powerful communication. Note your use of […]

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What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

So, what are these engineers learning that’s so important? Let’s find out: “Social scientists have recognized that success is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control, and the ability to work well on teams. Companies recognize that employees with high emotional intelligence are more resilient, flexible, and adjust easier to the fast-changing dynamic […]

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Deciding On Your Call to Action

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video src=”″ image_src=”//” _builder_version=”3.0.75″ /][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.75″] When you walk into a meeting, what do you want your audience to do? What is your call to action? Focus on these three outcomes: What do you want them to think? What do you want them to feel? What do […]

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Emotional Intelligence Case Study: Elon Musk of Tesla Inc.

Emotional Intelligence in leadership can be difficult to find. However, when it is found, especially in executive leadership, the cultures of those companies often follow the tone established by its leaders. Imagine a company culture based on sincere interest and empathy around employees and customers. Those leaders and companies do exist—Tesla’s Elon Musk is one […]

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soft skill

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

Unlike a good caramel candy, an inviting bed, or the perfect sweatshirt, “soft” has traditionally been underrated when it comes to desired business skills. They get overlooked by recruiters, management, and others. Why is that? Effective communication, personal habits and motivation, emotional intelligence, time management, leadership ability—these are all considered “soft” qualities, and are characteristics […]

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Language of leadership

The New LOL

IMHO, ISO, J/K, BRB, LOL … the list goes on and on when it comes to what many “older” generations might consider the “foreign language” of texting. However, most individuals—no matter their age—are adapting to this new form of “language” in order to relate to younger generations—namely children, co-workers, etc. In some ways, learning this […]

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