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Talent Transmutation

Talent Transmutation

One thing that will serve you well in your career is what I call, talent transmutation. The ability to re-purpose your natural gifts for commercial application. Let me explain. In my youth, I was a gifted musician. I wrote music and won awards for it. I led two bands....
You Need More than Money

You Need More than Money

Experience has taught me that no matter how much money I make, if I don’t have good health, wisdom, political influence, loyal staff and contentment, I won’t enjoy the benefits of having money. No one really teaches you the soft skills that make money...
Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Are you transitioning from a one-man-company to a full-fledged institution? Are you serious about training & development and succession planning? Then you must develop two documents urgently: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Departmental Training Plan. The...
Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Here’s why you should have a learning time frame when you train staff for critical skills. First, understand that each person learns at a different pace. Second, provide the necessary tools or resources for training. Third, allow for eventualities in personal...
Leader, Learn to Listen!

Leader, Learn to Listen!

If you have a strong personality, you may miss life’s warnings because you expect them to be forceful in nature. The thing is, everyone isn’t like you. People don’t always present counsel in a pushful way. Some use body language or a look. Some are...