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Handling the Loose Cannon

Posted on 07/02/2019 by Jack Speer

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[…]

When I look at me, who do I see?

Posted on 06/25/2019 by Jack Speer

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?

Moses and the 10 Commandments

Posted on 06/18/2019 by Jack Speer

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[…]

Hate Criticism? A Practical Guide to Managing and Profiting From Criticism

Posted on 06/11/2019 by Jack Speer

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.

Skin in the Game – What’s in it for Me in the Workplace

Posted on 03/25/2019 by Jack Speer

Who’s skin is in your game–really? In any event of life we are spectators, watching the outcome with little to lose, or we have a great deal personally on the line–we have skin in the game.

Hate Criticism? A Practical Guide to Managing and Profiting From Criticism

Posted on 03/16/2019 by Jack Speer

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.

Office Space Turns 20 – Serious Lack of Alignment

Posted on 03/11/2019 by Jack Speer

The cost of unaligned teams that are unclear of how they’re adding to the success of the organization is huge.

Setting Realistic Goals — Why Not Me? Why Not Now?

Posted on 03/01/2019 by Jack Speer

Russell Wilson never lost the key question his father asked him, “Why not you, Russell?”  And Russell Wilson continues to ask his team, “Why not us?  Why not now?”

Are Top Leaders Brighter And Better Looking Than You Are?

Posted on 01/14/2019 by Jack Speer

Is it petty and wrong for me to ask, “Why do people get ahead of me that are not nearly as smart and capable as I am?”

Assumptions Killed Goliath

Posted on 12/10/2018 by Jack Speer

How an Ancient Story Speaks Important Strategy to Organizations Today



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