I know that personally throughout my career I have made changes and taken course corrections. If you are like many people you may want to make a career course correction but you are uncertain about what your new career path might look like. There are obviously lots of decision one must make, but in my interview with author Tim Cole, he outlines a great set of guiding principles that I believe would be great to follow.
In Tim’s new book “The Compass Solution” you are 4 P’s which stand for 1) Personal Accountability 2) People 3) Process 4) Perspective. These main principles are important guideposts for navigating the path to a better career. As Tim states “It is your performance, your goals, and your vision for your life that will dictate your future. For the remainder of your career, it will be the one thing you can count on and that you can set your course around. Nothing else and no one else.”
I ask this questions to the listeners of this podcast. If not now then when? When will you make that all important decision to make the career change you have been thinking about but afraid to take? Don’t let your fears hold you back. Use this podcast and Tim’s book as the tools that can provide you with the courage and strength to make the change. Allow the important information in the book to be your guide to a better career and life.
If you want to learn more about Tim Cole and his new book “The Compass Solution” please visit his website by clicking here or you can reach out to him via Linkedin by clicking this link. I hope you enjoy this interview with a Tim Cole the author of “The Compass Solution.
I’ll bet that many of you reading this blog entry are not aware of the Gen Z generation. So, let’s put this in some context–Gen Z’ers are the generation born between 1995 and 2012. There are over 72.8 million of them in the US, and they are characterized as a generation that has only known smartphones and are true digital natives, and they have access to information 24/7. I recently got to interview both David and Jonah Stillman about their new book entitled ” Gen Z @ Work“.
While always being plugged in they are also suffering from what is referred to at FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) because they are so plugged into information 24/7.
In this dynamic interview with a father-son team, they inform us of what is recommended to work effectively with the Generation Z . Jonah who is a senior in high school states that this generation will bring important entrepreneurial spirit to work. They are consistently looking to streamline processes and procedures, and are more independent that the Millennials. David, Jonah’s father states that the Gen Z group responded to their survey stating that they prefer face to face communications versus that of texting or social media platforms—quite interesting considering they are considered digital natives and love technology.
If you want to learn more about the preferences of this generation in the workplace, then I highly recommend that you listen to this podcast with David and Jonah Stillman. I also suggest that you check out their book website by clicking here. You can reach them on Facebook by clicking here.
I recently sat down to conduct an interview with author Mike Paton about his book entitled “Get A Grip” which is the companion to the bestselling book “Traction” We discuss both books in this interview, because the content of “Get A Grip compliments the content in “Traction”.
If you are like most entrepreneurs your daily life is filled with new challenges and opportunities. It is not an easy job to juggle everything and keep your sanity. I personally know because I am an entrepreneur and I have worked with hundreds of visionaries with similar challenges . What I appreciate about “Get A Grip” is that the book provides the reader with tools and practices which if followed will make their life simpler and more efficient.
An important point that Mike Paton makes during our interview , is that many visionaries/entrepreneurs don’t have an integrator in their business. So just what is an integrator? This is someone who compliments the visionaries role by who’s role is to guide, direct the organization while seizing the opportunities.
The integrators role is to analyze the P&L, remove obstacles, work on legal and compliance issues and overall handle the daily operations of the business. A visionary can not operate their business without an integrator. Now while this may sound obvious to many of you reading this, believe me many businesses have not identified who the integrator is, or they don’t have one and this can lead to chaos. The visionary is not the right person to be playing this kind of role, nor do they usually have the business acumen for the role of a integrator.
Mike spoke about the Six Key Components and the philosophy of EOS Worldwide the company behind both books. Mike stated that “First is that there is a “Vision” shared by all in the organization, Second is that of “People” putting the right people in the right seats. Third, track the “Issues” keep an issues list. Forth, is Traction to keep momentum you need to have meetings that Mike refers to as “Rocks”, Fifth is Process that is the documentation followed by all. Sixth and lastly is Data, keep a scorecard and measure the progress of the organization in the critical areas.”
If you are really interested in simplifying your business and being provided with great tools and techniques I highly recommend reading “Get A Grip” and “Traction” both great books on business growth and organization.
To learn more about the processes and tools discuss in “Get a Grip” please click here to be directed to the EOS Worldwide website.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Mike Paton, author and EOS Worldwide Integrator.
In my interview with author Catherine Nomura we discuss the importance of defining your skills and strengths and how important that is to your personal happiness and career development. In a new book and accompanying workbook entitled “Unique Ability 2.0” Catherine with her two co-authors Julia & Shannon Waller guide the reader through a series of exercises designed to unveil your true talents and abilities. This book and workbook are brilliant in that they get you to get outside yourself and discover your true talents, passion and purpose.
This team of authors has developed tools like the “activity inventory” designed to allow you to peer into things that you do daily that give you joy and fulfillment. It also informs you about the things you are doing that you don’t like doing. You will find insights about yourself that are difficult to examine unless you slow down and observe. This activity inventory exercise is designed to get you to observe your actions, and identify the ones that you love.
You then move into the “activity snapshot” where you reorganize your activities into categories so you can have a clear snapshot of how you’re spending your time. This exercise give you the opportunity to see how you use your time daily, and determine how you will change the course regarding the application of your time. Where are you energized, what fulfills you and how would you spend more time doing the activities that bring joy in your life?
If these are some of your questions, and you are on a quest to change how your life is both personally and professionally then I highly recommend reading “Unique Ability 2.0“. You can learn more and take a free assessment by clicking this link.
I encourage you to listen to my interview with Catherine Nomura, you will be pleased that you did and probably learn more about your unique abilities.
How many of you have had an opportunity to speak before a group of people and wished you could have conveyed your message in a more compelling way? I know that this has happened to my several times, and while I have known about the impact a good storyteller can make on an audience I never felt that I was very proficient at the storytelling process.
In my interview with my friend and author Karen Dietz, we discuss her new book entitled “Business Storytelling for Dummies“. We explore some of the mistakes that many of us make in developing our story as well as practices for organizing a great story. So just what is a story as defined by the authors : ” A story provides packets of sensory language presented in a particular way that allows the listeners to quickly and easily internalize the material, comprehend it, and create meaning from it.” Easier said than done, right!!
I must say that “Business Storytelling for Dummies” is very well organized, and provides the reader with an opportunity to explore, understand and practice new skills in storytelling. It takes the reader through a step by step process in developing their story no matter what the circumstance. If you are interested in developing new business opportunities, working on sales and meeting presentations or improving customer service within your organization, then learning how to organize and tell a great story will improve your odds of getting your point across and with excitement, engagement and interest by your audience.
If you want to learn more about business storytelling then I would recommend that you read “Business Storytelling for Dummies” and listen to this podcast. You can also check out Karen’s website Just Story It by clicking the link, or the Facebook page by clicking here, and Twitter by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Karen Dietz about her new book “Business Storytelling for Dummies”