Words that kill: I am just a sales guy

I was on a product demonstration yesterday when I heard a salesperson say, “I am just a sales guy.” In…

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5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 5 – Eliminate Passivity

Our final day of the living fearlessly series may be the most difficult concept to grasp, especially for men. Eliminate…

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5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 4 – Be Responsible

Yesterday, we talked about stretching beyond the familiar, taking a small step to ‘change it up’. This modification could be…

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5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 3 – Stretching Beyond

It’s Day 3 of living fearlessly. Do you sense something changing within you? If not, don’t despair, change isn’t easy…

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5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 2 – Love Someone

In Day 1 of living fearlessly, we talked about publishing something. My hope is that you took this advice to…

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5 Days of Fearless Living: Day 1 – Publish something

What would life be like if you lived without fear? How would your days and nights be different? I ‘think’…

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COMIC: Local News You Can Lose

Unfortunately, local news has lost its way. As ratings for local television news has plummeted, the news directors and executives…

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The Journey of a Team

Apprehension. Confusion. Doubt. A glimmer of hope. Progress. Encouragement. A setback. Learning. Lessons. Unity. Transformation. One. Team. Clarity. Growth. A…

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COMIC: Kanban in the Prehistoric Days

The simple, tactile, powerful act of moving a card along a wall to improve and maintain a high level of…

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COMIC: A bumper sticker you’ll never see

In a world filled and overly obsessed with ‘best of’, ‘world’s finest’, ‘champion-level’, wouldn’t it be refreshing to see a…

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The best coach is a blend of Mr. T, Nelson Mandela and Tom Hanks

Coaching is like being Mr. T, Nelson Mandela and Tom Hanks. How does this seemingly random collection of people form…

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Papa Murphy’s: They Make It Fresh, You Bake It Good

Living in Austin has its many perks: weather, music, technology, creative culture, and who can forget the legendary Tex Mex…

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BREAKING: Two Conference Handouts that won’t end up in the Trash Can.

If you’ve been to a trade show lately, you’ve seen the ‘material’ that fills most booths. The white papers and…

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How to Get Ahead with a Little Encouragement

As the college-age swimmers pushed and glided effortlessly across the pool, the crowd watched in awe at the incredible athletic…

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When your team grows, check your attitude – Part 2

In Part 1, we shadowed Bill as he struggled with the expansion of his marketing team. Two new hires joined…

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When your team grows, check your attitude.

‘Bill’, a marketer, is a good team player for his organization. He seeks training when it’s available and always extends…

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Lou Malnati’s: Bringing exceptional service to your doorstep

It’s pizza night. You pick up the phone and dial-up your local Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Little Caesar’s. The pizza’s…

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Wake up, the dog’s ready to run

When the alarm sounds, it might as well be a starting gun. As I stumble down the stairs, my knees…

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Get to Know ‘Between the Cracks’ Learning

As a child, it seemed I learned continually. In math class, we figured out what time each train would arrive…

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Dear Santa: Please read my Internet Marketing Christmas List

Drum roll please. Here’s my 2013 Internet Marketing Christmas wish list. My Internet life would sail stress-free in 2014 if…

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