I’ve thought from time to time I’d like to go back and talk to historical figures. Who would I choose? –Lincoln, Einstein, Napoleon? Rather than famous figures, however, I’ve thought lately I’d like to go back and to talk to the young Jack Speer–at the age of 8 years old. What would your 8 year old you be like if you could visit him or her now? That’s a question to think about all day today, don’t you think? Visiting with Jack Speer at 8 years old[…]Continue Reading.
I wanted to share with you some thoughts from Babette Bensoussan, a great Australian colleague who founded MindShifts, a management consulting company that works with companies and their leaders to enable them to be successfully survive and thrive in their industries. Babette works with organizations and their leadership in organizational strategy and as an executive coach. She is a recognized public speaker and best selling author. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Technology School of Business. I loved this column that emphasizes[…]Read More
Have you ever dealt with a “Loose Cannon?” He or she can be one of the most dangerous threats to your career. Simply defined, the Loose Cannon on your team is the person who is apt to do anything or say anything that causes devastating and immediate damage to your team. Their blasts don’t come from behind enemy lines–they fire at point blank from within, right at you and your team. Often the Loose Canon doesn’t give you a hint of what they are capable[…]Read More
How Do You React When You Look in the Mirror—Happy or Horrified? What’s Your Self Concept When You Look at You? Some people can’t get enough of their own face in the mirror—other people avoid looking at all. What about you?Read More
How to have a Bigger Brain Using Technology By Jack Speer | June 18, 2019 I think everyone grapples with managing our day with the volume of information we process. I think all of us live in a perpetual state of being overwhelmed with the technology we’re learning to manage our work and lives. Moses and the IBM Summit Computer We are at a period of huge inflection as a race of people. Growing up in a religious tradition in small town, Tomball, Texas, I learned[…]Read More
How you accept and give criticism will determine a great deal about how you succeed—in both life and career. Managing and profiting from criticism is a key skill at work and at home. Not becoming a punching bag for critics is equally important.Read More
Do you see yourself as a competitor at work? When you go to work every day, do you think of yourself as going to a win/lose event–like you’re playing power forward in a hockey game?Read More