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YOUR GAMEPLAN: A MODEL THAT MAKES SURE YOU SUCCEED

Posted on 07/30/2019 by Jack Speer

Several years ago we realized that corporate training worked poorly, if at all.  We set about creating a model that would gain 100% buy-in from participants in a session.

YOUR JOB/YOUR CAREER — BECOMING A FREE AGENT

Posted on 07/23/2019 by Jack Speer

Does it Pay to Be the Best When Organizations Don’t Value You? Not everyone wants to be the best at their jobs–many people think that ambition and skills would be for suckers in our age, given organizations today.  Is it true that today it doesn’t pay to be the best and the brightest in the workforce? I found out that there are a good number of people out there today who don’t think that excelling in organizations is the intelligent thing to do. I recently[…]

A Conversation with My Inner 8 Year Old

Posted on 07/16/2019 by Jack Speer

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[…]

RULES OF LIFE – Do you know them?

Posted on 07/09/2019 by Delta Associates

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[…]

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.



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