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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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
Facilitation -Nov 21, 2017Reading time – 31 seconds; Viewing time – 1:34 . . . Recently, I did a facilitation and training for an entire company. They’re poised for dramatic growth and needed both focusing and a vehicle to bring all the voices into the conversation, so that’s where I guided the session. Read More
You’re a Leader, So What Do You Believe? -Oct 17, 2017Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:37 . . . What do you believe? Can you make a short list of those things you believe down to your DNA, or at least your most important beliefs about being a leader? I suspect that crafting your own list would Read More
Leading Where It’s Needed -Sep 01, 2017Reading time – 26 seconds; Viewing time – 45 seconds . . . The people of the Gulf Coast are going to need help for a long time. Tens of thousands of residents have lost everything but what they’re wearing. Tens of thousands more are and will be digging the Read More
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