Your Communication Needs An Oil Change

The best way to make sales in your business is to talk about it. The proven way to get a promotion in your job is to work hard but also talk about your plans, what you envision and what you do. If you want to improve your relationship with your wife, then you need to…

You Can’t Win ’Em All

“You can’t win ’em all.” This was an old war film from the 70’s starring Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson. I haven’t seen it personally but Wikipedia tells me it was about two soldiers assigned to transport an Ottoman governor’s daughters from Turkey to Cairo. But, the governor wasn’t exactly open with the soldiers about…

Thank You. Thank You Very Much.

For the past four decades, I’ve known this. Since birth, I’ve been groomed to have good manners. Say please. Say thanks. Smile and never look a gift horse in the mouth. But, especially in November, the gratitude meter moves higher because everyone (well in the US anyway) is coming together to celebrate a holiday with…

3 Reasons They Don’t Believe What You’re Saying

“We don’t believe you. You need more people.” Have you ever heard that Jay-Z lyric? Look it up. Although they don’t say it, many leaders who speak have the fear that no one believes what they are saying. There you are, standing in the middle of a stage; the spotlight shines on you through the…

2 Phrases That Eliminate Your Authority & Influence

Your words are powerful. They mean what they mean but they also mean what you may not think. OK. That was a little confusing. Do you see what I mean? Have you ever had a conversation where you thought you said something and the listener received it very differently than you intended? The words were…