You may have heard me share the quote, “If you want something different in life, then you have to do something different to get it.” I use it as my tag-line and mantra when speaking or training. I’m not sure who said it first, but I give Zig Ziglar credit for the quote. Zig was one of my earliest mentors, and I owe much of my success as an Air National Guard recruiter to Zig’s words of motivation. His book, See You At The Top, inspired me to set and accomplish goals my office
Frequently I’m asked, why do I need to invest in leadership training? My response is simple: Do you want your business to be the best in your industry? I seldom get NO as the answer to the question! Research shows that when organizations invest in leadership and personal development, they improve productivity by as much as 200% and increase their profit margins by as much as 24%. What business or organization do you know that would not be interested in those possibilities?
Do you ever feel like your messages are not being heard? I feel your pain. Who's at fault here the responder or the listener? I say both. Even though all good leaders know the value of effective communications, many of us fail to provide clear messages! Studies show that poor communications generate the majority of an organization's issues. That boggles my mind! Especially when the use of sharpened communication skills determines 85% of our success. Communication skills can b
Growing up in rural South Carolina, I lived on a small farm where I had the opportunity to participate in the maintenance of a family garden. Through these experiences, I learned how to grow my own crops. One of the most valuable growing lessons I learned during that time is you cannot have a good harvest without dealing with a few bugs and weeds! I also learned that to reduce these intruders, all I needed to do was cultivate the soil, add the proper fertilizer, and apply wa