Are You Searching for the Holy Grail?

I was at a networking event this week (yes, I DO practice what I preach), and had an interesting conversation with the CEO of a small regional company of about 100 employees.  We were talking about hiring the right employees. Read more

WHAT’S YOUR “EXIT STRATEGY?”

I’m hoping these are NOT the people you’ve been talking to at a networking event!  Most people find one of the hardest things to do is to gracefully and politely end a conversation.  If you’ve set realistic goals for the event, you realize you have a maximum amount of time to talk to even four people.  And you can’t count on the other person to give you the “out” – they’re probably just as unsure as you are how to do it without seeming rude. Read more

LOOK IN THE MIRROR

There’s been a lot of talk in leadership circles over the past several years about the importance of emotional intelligence. But all lot of people still don’t quite understand what it is, how you develop it, and what you do with it once you’ve gotten it. Read more

WHAT ARE YOU AN EXPERT IN?

In our Business Development blog a couple of weeks ago, I shared a couple of my favorite opening lines.  One of them was, “So, what are you an expert in?”   My question to you today is, “So, what ARE you an expert in?” Read more