Three Steps To Success

Jim Halsey was fascinating in the interview I watched this morning. Halsey is a veteran music manager and agent having discovered and promoted stars such as Reba McEntire, Roy Clark, The Oakridge Boys and The Judds. After 60 years in business, his new book,

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Leadership: Communication, Make An Impact In Six Words

I have been participating in a fun discussion on LinkedIn with the group, Linked2Leadership. A group member challenged readers to tell a story in six words. Think about it…statements that impact you the most are short, simple, and have an emotional impact. Imagine the

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Leadership: No “Just-in-Case Personnel”

I was impressed today with a television clip I saw of Captain Richard Phillips thanking the crew of the USS Bainbridge for his rescue from the Somali pirates in April. Two things he said have application to our work environment today. First, he said

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Effective Conflict Resolution: Bury the Skeletons

Because team members are individuals first – with strong opinions – and team members second, disagreements and conflicts are to be expected as projects progress. Sometimes, conflicts are not talked through to the point of collaboration and become skeletons in the company closet, rattling

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Leadership: Success, Chance and Risk

There are elements of chance and risk in every success we enjoy. Interestingly enough, both words have negative and positive contexts. Chance is defined as the inability to predict, understand, or control events. Looking at it from the probability or possibility viewpoint, any happening

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Time Management: The Producer’s Mindset

The first time I thought of the phrase “The Producer’s Mindset” I knew instinctively what it meant. So I was shocked when a person in a seminar asked me what I meant by the phrase. I was even more shocked when I stumbled to

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Professional Changes: Tune Up Your Engine

When your car is sputtering and stalling it is easy to open the hood, look around, check the oil, wiggle a few belts, check some connections and proclaim “It’s beyond me.” Our economy is sputtering and stalling and most people don’t have the foggiest

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