There is a line in the AWOLNATION song “Kill Your Heroes” that says, “Never let your fear decide your fate”. I whole-heartedly agree. I believe fear is one of the most self-limiting emotions that we deal with in life.
How do you define success? Is it the amount of money you make? The title you hold? How many people report to you? Is it the value of you house or stock portfolio? Is it where you live, the car you drive or the schools your or your children attend? Is it your Klout score, [...]
People like to classify, define, list, categorize, enumerate, track, organize and quantify. This allows us to feel we have a handle on things. It gives us some measure of control, because knowing everything possible about a given thing makes it somewhat predictable. People like order and consistency. Most of us like a certain amount of [...]
This is a letter to those people who I have unfollowed, or who have followed me and I have followed back, but have subsequently unfollowed, and to those people who I have chosen not to follow, even though they have been kind enough to follow me. First of all, I sincerely apologize! Life is about [...]
As a child, we always had family dogs. We had a couple of cats too. My parents believed that having a pet helped teach responsibility and foster maturity. I loved all of our dogs growing up, but it was only when I got my first dog as an adult that I really realized what a [...]
In my debut article here at Leaderswest, I wrote a post entitled “How to do Business with a Woman (If you are a guy)”. It got quite a response. Ted Rubin was kind enough to comment and added, “How about a follow-up… How to Do Business with a Guy (If You Are a Woman). That [...]
I am currently single. I don’t go out to bars, mostly because that entails staying out way past my normal bedtime. I don’t date where I work and all of my friends are happily married, and, so it seems, are all their friends. While I am often stopped and asked for directions – and this [...]
I am at the point in my life where I am classified as “middle-aged”, that sort of nebulous chronological group of years, defined as somewhere between one’s 40’s and 60’s, depending on the source.
“If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.” Turkish Proverb Listening is key As a PR/Communications person, I may be a bit of a strange bird, because I am preoccupied with listening. However, I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide, “I’m going to focus on listening.” It gradually became a concept that concerned [...]
Fundamentally, doing business with a woman is much the same as doing business with a man. We have similar education, background, upbringing, cultural references and experience. We probably have more in common than not. These are the important elements to keep in mind, when doing business with women, before you move on to considering gender. [...]