It’s nice to get compliments.   Compliments like these are always welcome. “You look good.” “You’ve lost weight” Even if you know it, it’s still nice hearing it.  When you get one, don’t disagree. Just, say “thank you.” You don’t have to return the compliment to the complimenter  either.  You don’t have to say they’re nice.  It’s like you think they only give it because they’re nice. They most likely give it because they mean it. The best compliments are ones…

I always say “tough is good.”  By that, I mean having a challenge is good, having a difficult situation is good. I say it so often that sometimes I forget why it’s good.  Today after figuring out a very tough situation, I realize why it is so important. 1.  It teaches you. 2. You get to use more of your brain. 3.  It prepares you to handle even more challenging situations. 4.  It opens up more opportunities for you. 5….

No one will ever mistake Bangkok for Bakersfield or Tokyo for Toledo. It’s a very different business culture in this part of the world.  If you’re a CEO or General Manager in Asia here or headed this way, maybe it’s time to hire an executive coach. Why?  An executive coach can help you be more successful in your work.  The coach can be a sounding board, he or she can give you a different perspective, can share prior experiences, can…

Every day, I meet artists, CEO’s, consultants, waiters and waitresses, aerobics teachers, venture capitalists, husbands, wives, kids, teachers, lawyers, mothers, professors, writers, business leaders. Many want to be more effective in what they do.  If there is one mistake that they all make in the way we do their work it’s this. They talk too much. If you want to be more effective. TALK LESS. Don’t talk so much.  Don’t talk over anyone. Don’t interrupt.  Don’t talk louder.  Don’t continue…

Good, good, good. Good ice cream, good wine, good people, good hotels.  There’s a lot of good things, but Great. So Few. Just came back from my water aerobics class.  The teachers at my gym  are all good. In fact, very good. But this teacher was great.  The difference was incredible. The time flew by so fast that I took two classes.  Nothing was boring, the pacing was perfect.  I taught so I know how hard it is.  Here’s what…