Jack’s Now-And-Then Blog
Published just once or twice a month.
All postings are mercifully 39 seconds reading time or less!
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How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em? -Dec 20, 2018Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:09 . . . Near the beginning of my keynotes and workshops I often ask attendees what their biggest leadership challenge is. In the last couple of years I’ve commonly heard about the challenge of finding qualified people to fill job openings. Read More
What Would President Eisenhower Say? -Dec 11, 2018Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 2:14 . . . Here’s President Eisenhower on leadership: “. . . I tell you this: you do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, but it’s usually called ‘assault’ – not ‘leadership’.” That Read More
Focused On Business -Nov 09, 2018Reading time – 29 seconds; Listening time – 48 minutes . . . Terry White runs Sunwest Trust, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. In further service to the community, he hosts a business radio program on KIVA, called Focused on Business. I was recently in Albuquerque and Terry asked me to Read More
What About Sales? -Aug 07, 2018Reading time – 32 seconds; Viewing time – 1:09 . . . Question: Is sales excellence a leadership issue? I don’t mean leading a sales team; I mean the actual sales meeting with a prospective new customer. Answer: It certainly is. The world is full of sales people with great Read More
November 27, 1963 and Your Leadership -Jun 01, 2018Reading time – 67 seconds (and worth it!); Viewing time – 2:38 . . . When recognition is due, what does it look like in your shop? Mark Rigby is the Assistant Principal for Operations at Niles West High School. It’s a large suburban Chicago school with an astonishing diversity Read More
News For You From Gallup -Apr 26, 2018Reading time – 38 seconds . . . When people leave their jobs for another they routinely say they’re leaving for a better opportunity or better pay. While those conditions may exist, about 68% leave primarily because of a perceived conflict with an immediate superior. Have a look at my Read More
What Do You Do When “It” Happens? -Feb 20, 2018Reading time – 39 seconds – plus a smidgen; Viewing time – 2:07 . . . I scored a fresh travel horror story recently, but this post isn’t about my lousy experience. It’s about how the airline first created it and then made things worse. Twenty-five minutes before departure the Read More
Focus v2.0 -Jan 02, 2018Reading time – 66 seconds – slightly longer for the first post of the year; Viewing time – 2:29 . . . Vince Lombardi famously started each of his training camps for the Green Bay Packers with a speech to the team. These veterans and rookies alike, all great athletes, Read More
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