Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

“Organizations don’t execute unless the right people, individually and collectively, focus on the right details at the right time.” From the book EXECUTION- The Discipline of Getting Things Done Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan Translation: Titan organizations succeed because of their people’s performance and their commitment to excellence..

Here’s to Reality TV

Here’s to Reality TV Reality TV is highly profitable for tv producers and the networks. It may be entertaining (depends on your definition of entertainment), but how real is it? Most people watching these shows wish they could be on the show. Some surely have tried out. But how many have actually tried out for … Continue reading Here’s to Reality TV

Babe Ruth

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” Babe Ruth Translation: To get noticed, you need to get on the field and take your swings. It is better to try and fail versus to never try at all. At least you have a chance to succeed by trying. You can’t get noticed … Continue reading Babe Ruth

You’re Fired Mr. Jordan!

Here’s a surprising headline: “Jordan Surprised and Inflamed as Wizards Show Him the Door”. Michael Jordan fell victim to the trap most overachievers fall into. They move into management thinking everyone should have the same attitude, skills and dedication they had when they were playing. Jordan’s downfall as an executive was heightened when he gave … Continue reading You’re Fired Mr. Jordan!

Dan Ross

Dan Ross Atlantic Area Sales Manager, HP (Hewlett-Packard) Dan Ross knows that to increase his team’s sales revenues, they have to find new ways to excite clients enough to create the positioning of HP as the best alternative. Selling HP Business Critical Systems (server and storage solutions), Dan’s team reduces client risk by delivering scalable … Continue reading Dan Ross

Make Sure You Are Heard

When David Zappone was trying to get a job interview in the 1970’s, he realized the manager looking for the right candidate was likely to receive hundreds of resumes. He decided to tape his resume as a way to ensure his resume made it to the top of the pile. David recorded the reasons why … Continue reading Make Sure You Are Heard

Value Selling

A child you are caring for is throwing a temper tantrum (known in negotiation classes as the Outrageous Behavioral Tactic) over getting some ice cream. You decide not to buy the ice cream because the child had enough junk food that day. The temper tantrum grows in intensity until you reach your limit. What do … Continue reading Value Selling