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Sorry Admiral McCraven But Your Advice On Performance Improvement Might Actually Hurt Performance

Published on September 9, 2019 by

An Elite Performance Tip for Salespeople (And applicable to all of us):

Admiral McCraven tells us that if we want to change the world, we should start by making our beds (in his video that went viral).

I say, maybe, maybe not.

Instead, find what works for you.

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Why We Don’t Perform to the Level of Our Potential

Published on July 24, 2019 by

John Foley was a Commander in the United States Navy, a pilot, and a member of the Blue Angels.

Now he is an author and speaker about performance and he recently wrote this in his newsletter:

"We as human beings don’t perform at our full potential; rather, we perform ...

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Outcome Goals Vs. Process Goals

Published on July 16, 2019 by

Over the past month, I've shared with a few clients the difference between outcome goals and process goals.

I'm not sure who first came up with the distinction but it's an important one.

If we consider various goals, such as to get married, to make a sale, to "lose weight", ...

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Content included this time: Why Are You Apologizing?

Published on July 9, 2019 by

I opened up an email yesterday from a salesperson trying to reach me and he began with, "I apologize if I'm bothering you..."

My first thought was, why are you apologizing for doing your job?

And, why apologize if you think you can help me in some way?

There's a ...

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Warren Buffett Is an Idiot And We Can Learn a Lot From Him

Published on May 5, 2019 by

You might be thinking I'm the idiot for saying Warren Buffett is an idiot. Fair enough.

But I'm only repeating what Mr. Buffett said about himself.

Just recently, his investment company invested in Amazon and here's what Mr. Buffet said:

  • "I’ve been an idiot for not buying (2019)
  • In 2018 Buffett ...
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A Powerful Tool for Performance

Published on June 29, 2018 by

I'm reading a great book now, Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O'Kelly, the former CEO and Chairman of KPMG. one of the top accounting firms in the world.

Mr. O'Kelly tells the story of years ago when he ran the famous San Francisco Bay-to-Breakers race ...

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A Leadership Kick In the Ass

Published on January 16, 2017 by

One of my favorite authors on leadership is Bill Treasurer--and you can get a free chapter from his new book out today. Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge said, "This is one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year, and I highly recommend it."

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