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6 Cold, Hard Facts About Your “Awful” Boss (or maybe it’s you?)

– Why 46% of people quit their jobs? – Bad boss or dull employee? – How to have a good boss Have you ever had a good boss?  When I ask this to a group, I’m lucky to get 10% of hands raised.  When I ask, have you ever had abad boss, the response is +80%. … Continue reading

What a Rock Star and CEO have in common

Master = Good Student When Employee is Ready, Good Boss Appears Nobody Gets Better Being Comfortable An interviewer once asked Neil Pert, the legendary rock drummer, why he still took lessons.  He is, after all an icon, a Master Drummer who’s won numerous professional awards, been inducted in several rock Hall of Fames, and was … Continue reading

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership is Really About

It’s more than dollars and cents Has the US lost it’s ‘juice’? The Rules of the Economic Road What’s In It for Australia? No, It’s Not About China Free Trade Agreements, Like Zombies, Never Die Précis of the interview with Dr. Bates Gill, head of the U.S. Studies Centre in Sydney. [Recorded for the business … Continue reading

Career Advice from Marcus Aurelius, CEO

8 Tips from the Emperor How to Become a God in 10 Days Why Praise Doesn’t Matter Marcus Aurelius ran the biggest multi-national of its day, Rome Inc. He headed the army, the superpower of its time. He was “hands on”, leading from the front, literally sitting around the camp fire with his troops on … Continue reading

Touch That Snake! –for a better career, life, whatever!

How Mastering Fear Advances Your Career Why Grabbing Snakes Does You Good All Hail Fear! Fear is the underlying drive to everything that you do in life. It’s your emotional brake and accelerator. It stops you (mostly) from doing stupid, dangerous things and it’s why you’re on top of the food chain.  Fear keeps you … Continue reading

The Only Management Advice You’ll Ever Need

He went from playboy to poster boy for the US Treasury. He was a superstar (with drugs and groupies!) of his time. He was a renowned scientist and famed diplomat (and boudoir legend during his time as US Ambassador to France). He was also chubby, bespectacled, balding and ineloquent. So how can a dude who … Continue reading

Be Like Bond… James Bond (in 4 Ways at Least)

Manage like Bond… James Bond 4 Ways Any Business Person Can Be Like James Bond                           Comparisons between James Bond and me are endless. Ok, maybe not.   Spot the real James Bond (hint:  look for the gun).           … Continue reading

Be Bothered: How the Royal Navy Gets it Done

It started with Admiral Nelson’s order of battle, set out a month before Trafalgar, which covered all contingencies and ensured that people were equipped, trained and trusted to do what they do best. It’s still working, 450 years later, as the Royal Navy sails across 140 million square miles of ocean.   It is the … Continue reading

If Managers Were Scientists: 8 Things I Learned in 20 Minutes with Don Peppers

Don Peppers is: a “Top 50 Business Brains” by The Times of London “Top 100 Business Intellectuals” by Accenture 50 “most influential thinkers in marketing and business today”; UK’s Chartered Institute for Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Association (US; 2013) Here’s 8 things I learned in 20 minutes when interviewing him for the business … Continue reading

Are You Competent to Lead? Compare Yourself and Find Out.

How many perceived competencies (as rated by peers, subordinates and bosses) must you possess in order to be judged a good leader? Terry Reynolds of RogenSi enlightened us today at an Amcham presentation on How to Create Extraordinary Leaders with these results from RogenSi’s international study. How many competencies do you possess? Compare yourself to the … Continue reading

The 4 Core Needs of Any Employee, Anytime, Any Where

  In 142 countries surveyed the proportion of employees who feel engaged at work is just 13% (30% in the US). That’s an atrocious indictment of the prevailing notion of work. A survey of more than 12,000 mostly white-collar employees across a broad range of companies and industries revealed: Employees are vastly more satisfied and … Continue reading