HOW TO GIVE GUIDANCE WITHOUT GIVING ANSWERS May 7, 2018 The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving answers feels powerful, but then you wonder why people beat a path … Continue reading

Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’

Seth GodinFollow Founder of altMBA, the Marketing Seminar etc. Daily blogger, teacher, speaker, 18 bestsellers as well… Jan 31 Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’ They might be skills, but they’re not soft Are you good at your job? Different, easier question: Was Ty Cobb good at baseball? Ty Cobb: Competitive Jerk The apocryphal story is that … Continue reading

Three Uncomfortable Truths About Why Most Businesses NEVER Crack Through To Top Income

It doesn’t much matter where you are in your business at the moment. You can be a well-established pro who knows his income ought to be higher. Or you can be a beginner coming out of the gate and trying to make your way…as long as you have your thinking straight and are serious about … Continue reading

What No One Tells You About Your Career When You’re 22

Written by Katie Burke | @katieburkie I don’t know about you, but I rarely feel like I’m 22. I do, however, work with a lot of 22-year-olds who are smart, interesting, dynamic, and absurdly high-energy. While it depresses me they don’t understand my Saved by the Bell references, their ideas and achievements are truly remarkable. And approximately once … Continue reading

20 Ways to Become the “Go-to Expert” in Your Field

Establishing oneself as a Go-to Expert or Thought Leader within an industry builds credibility and can lead to increased business. by Martha Spelman  When you make the effort to stand out, you get noticed…and you get business. Recognition as a thought leader in one’s industry is key to gaining credibility and building trust for one’s … Continue reading