Personal Development

  • Talent is Never Enough

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Talent is Never Enough In my book, A Talent Is Never Enough, I communicate that while talent is important, there are millions of talented people who have ability but never get to use it and never reach their potential because they lack the characteristics that separate successful people from unsuccessful people. Those who neglect to make right choices to release and maximize their talent continually under-perform. These choices may be as simple as being punctual, giving effort, showing patience, or being unselfish. None of these choices require talent but they sure enhance talent....
  • The Difference Maker

    Biblical Examples Our attitude makes the difference in our life more than just about anything else. All things being equal, the person with a positive, healthy attitude will prevail over the person who may have skill but a lousy attitude. Attitude cannot replace talent, but it’s the difference between two talented people. Below is a biblical treatment of “The Difference Maker.” 1. Where Did You Get Your Attitude? Our attitude is an inward feeling expressed in our outward behavior. It comes from our personality, our environment, the impact of others, our self image, our exposure to growth opportunities, our association...
  • Business Travel Tips

    Business travel is not a vacation; it is generally tiring and stressful and many frequent business travelers would be happier if they could just stay home. Here are some tips from a search firm perspective that can help you enhance your business travel experience. Research your destination and learn the customs Research your destination to learn about the area, its history and points of interest.  You can discuss these with your business contact to demonstrate your personal interest rather than just your business interest.  Visiting the points of interest will develop your overall knowledge and enhance your personal experience.  If...
  • Negotiating for Success

    Few things have more impact on the long-term success of your business than your ability to negotiate successful deals with customers, vendors, bankers and other key constituencies. Yet, most CEOs leave money on the table during their most important business deals because they usually take the wrong approach to the negotiating process. Rather than approaching negotiations as a mutual problem-solving process, they see it as a kind of mental and verbal sparring session, where the side with the sharpest mind, toughest resolve and most aggressive tactics emerges as the victor. Such an approach leads to win-lose or a lose-lose outcome...

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