No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

No Buffer, Plan to Suffer

The lack of advance planning and last-minute execution gives no margin or buffer. My experience tells me – No Buffer, Plan to Suffer.   Why do we need a Buffer?   It leaves room for the unexpected. Many times, the unexpected happens when we least expect it. In most...
What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

What’s Better Than a Pay Raise?

For years, Organizational Researchers have been telling us that affirmation motivates people more than financial incentives.    People thrive on praise. If you want to keep good people on your team, look for ways to affirm them. Most people value sincere appreciation...
Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Examples of everyday Shark Tanks Board Meetings, Sales or Bank Loan Presentations, Potential Investors, Book Publishers, etc.   1. BE PASSIONATE Passion is contagious.    2.  BE PREPARED If you shoot from the hip, you might shoot off your foot.    3. ...
Vulnerability Cures

Vulnerability Cures

Do you struggle with being transparent and authentic?  Try these vulnerability cures to strengthen your relationships. 1 Admit when you are wrong 2 Ask for forgiveness 3 Don’t be a know it all 4 Ask questions if you need clarity 5 Share your weaknesses 6 Ask for...
10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?  A recent study showed that people wished they had risked more, reflected more, and done more things of significance; things that would live on after their death.  On a recent vacation, I took time...