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My New Book—How to Win, Even in Unpredictable Times

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I am excited to announce a new book I have just released with Bob Whitman, Chairman of FranklinCovey.  The book Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times outlines four key principles for getting great performance in good times and bad:

First, winning companies slim down to a few key simple goals with clear targets and careful follow-through. Everybody in the firm knows the goals and what to do about them.

Second, winning companies maintain high levels of trust with their customers, employees, and suppliers. They are totally transparent about their commitments, what they can and can’t deliver. Only the most trustworthy companies survive the kind of turbulence we’re in now.

Third, winning companies do more of what matters. In tough times most people resort to “doing more with less,” but the real question is “more of what?”  Winning companies focus on giving more value-not just cutting back.

Finally, winning companies recognize that everyone gets scared when things get uncertain. Instead of allowing themselves to be paralyzed by fear, they channel their anxiety into results. They unleash people’s best ideas and energies instead of suppressing them or micromanaging them.

If you are interested in ordering the book, please Click Here and you will receive 30% off the price for the next few weeks. I know you will find many practical ideas in the book to help your performance.

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What Do You Want to be Remembered for at Work?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Since the beginning of the month of August I’ve done two webinars addressing topics to help people better manage their careers, job security and stress. The first webinar focused on how to rethink your job and become indispensable at work.

In the second webinar last week, I spoke about the stress people are feeling in these turbulent times, especially as companies downsize and remaining employees face the challenge of doing more with less. Stress, of course, is a part of our lives even in stable times and we all need to learn how to create balance in life or we risk losing ourselves to mounting distractions and burnout.

Next week on August 25, I will present my final webinar of this series. I will be talking about how you can make a unique contribution at work and how to tap into your skills, passion, talent and energy. As yourself: what do I want to be remembered for at my job?

Hope you can join me. For registration information Click Here.

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Got Job Security?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

In the U.S., unemployment is reaching close to 10%. Many people and families are feeling devastated as they lose their jobs. Others who have jobs feel the fear of losing their jobs or becoming irrelevant at work.

In response to this employment challenge, I am conducting a career webinar series.
If you or someone you know is concerned about job security or career advancement, I invite you to join my webinars. In these webinars you will learn the mind-set and skill-set necessary to not only survive but thrive in today’s turbulent times.

The first webinar on August 4 will focus on Employability: How to Keep Your Job, Secure Your Future, and Become Indispensable at Work. The key to achieving this is becoming a solution to your organization where you proactively find ways to create value and become a problem-solver rather than just an employee. This requires a new way of thinking and approaching your job.

I would like to hear from you…what are you doing to secure your job?

If you would like more information about the webinar on August 4 CLICK HERE

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