Nice is the last thing I wanted to be when I first started in the consulting business.  I wanted to be known as tough, bright and sharp.  Nor did I want to be a “nice guy” when I was a university student.  I hated it when girls said that about me.  It was like a rejection. But now, I think it’s one of the best things that can be said about people.  I have nice friends.  That’s why they are…

I don’t  recommend falling in love with a supermodel, male or female.   Sounds great, but I can only imagine the kinds if problems you might have. To begin with, they may not be right for you. I don’t recommend  falling in love with a business model either, especially if it is a global business model.  There’s no such thing as the perfect model that will work in every country or every division.  And there’s no guarantee that the business…

The job is safe. It’s secure. I know it.  It pays well. That’s what I hear from people when they talk about staying at a job that no longer challenges them.  They offer these as reasons  for staying in a job they don’t like and not doing something else. They say they will make a change some day.  Some day?  Do they know how long they will live?  Do they know when they will die? Do they think they will…

When I hear that someone is a good networker, the image that pops up for me is not a positive one. For me, these “networkers” run around trying to meet as many people as they can. They pass out their name card to anyone who has their hand out. I see people losing their integrity at these “networking events. There are too many of  those “conversations where people  look right through you  to see if they can find someone “more…

You’ve seen hundreds of presentations. Me too. I’ve seen good ones, great ones and a lot of bad ones. I wish it were different. There are times when I sit  in the audience, and think, “didn’t this person have any training or any practice before this presentation?” Maybe the answer is yes, but sometimes it’s hard to tell. We’d all like to see and give  better presentations.   If you want to get better, make a list of what works and…