The Foolproof Combination

March 13, 2010

When it comes to goals,
Do you know specifically what you want?
It’s important to have a clear objective to aim for; and, a clear measure of when the objective is reached. “Increase my income” or “Lose some weight”, or “Improve relationship with teenage son” are not clear goals.
Instead, make them clear and measurable: “Increase income at least 15% by the end of 2010”, ‘Lose 20 pounds by the end of 2010”, “Enjoy at least two one-on-one outings each month with my son”. These are clear, measurable, and “actionable”.

visualize yourself standing on that podium receiving the coveted Gold Medal.
The “Foolproof Combination” of ACTION and ATTITUDE – get started now!

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5 Principles to Transform Your Performance … and Life by Lloyd Franke

December 17, 2009

In this article we will look at five principles for transforming performance from the Best Year Yet® personal and business :
1. Appreciate successes; 2. Learn lessons; 3. Shift limiting beliefs;
4. Live our values; 5. Set and focus on goals

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Michael Jackson and Deep Learning

June 30, 2009

My appreciation of Michael Jackson has grown more since his death than in life. Despite his many contradictory facets, he was consistent in being a hard worker with a vision (perfection), a mission (to be the best) and a commitment to deep practice of his craft.

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End of the First Half : What’s Your 2nd Half Game Plan? By Lloyd Franke

June 27, 2009

At the mid point of the year, business leaders as coaches for their companies and teams must answer the same questions as athletic coaches at half-time. If results are not meeting goals set in the annual plan at the start of the year, what are we going to do about it? If we are on track, how will we maintain or improve performance?

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The Bi-Lingual Advantage in IT

June 4, 2009

Frequently, management and engineering seem to live in different worlds with totally contradictory agendas. It is, therefore, helpful to be bilingual, speaking both “Manager” and “Engineer.” All parts of the business need to work together for the whole to succeed.

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Marilyn Edelson to Deliver Leadership Training at Business Expert Webinars

March 4, 2009

Mastering Change for Business Leaders on Friday 4/3/2009 from 1-2 Eastern time. (,com_attend_events/task,view/id,1168/) When I scheduled the webinar, I had no idea where we would all be at this time and have no easy answers, but the topic could not be more relevant. I will teach you how to meet uninvited change, such as a recession, as well as instigate much-needed change, such as rolling out a new product or overhauling your organizational structure.

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Courageous Women: Genevieve Thiers’ 5 Rules for Entrepreneurship

February 24, 2009

Okay, my themes are all over the place, but I have to talk about courageous women. My first  is Genevieve Thiers. When I was the Managing Director of eWomenNetwork’s Boston Chapter several years ago, I had the pleasure of having Genevieve Thiers, CEO of Sittercity, Inc. as a keynote speaker. Genevieve, then 27, founded the […]

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