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Decision Making – Sound or Scary?

Posted on 10/22/2019 by Jack Speer

Decision Making Skills–Your Most Important Tool One of the most important skills you’ll ever possess is your ability to make good decisions.   Decision making is something we all struggle with– yet it makes us or breaks us. How do you feel about your decision making process?  Can you make a decision–business or personal–and be happy with it?  Can you move on quickly and not look back? Decisions Then and Now–How Decision-making has Changed As a child decisions were easier–they were based on a few fundamentals: […]

Escaping the World of the Chronically Unemployed

Posted on 11/12/2019 by Jack Speer

Few people navigate the world of employment today without at some point finding themselves jobless. Companies fold, they’re acquired, reorged, and downsized. Sometimes you find yourself over your head in a project or on the wrong side of politics–bottom line is you’re out. People get fired—it’s what happens.

Feeling Invisible?

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Jack Speer

Have you ever wanted to be invisible? Did you ever feel you WERE INVISIBLE? Did you ever WISH YOU WEREN’T INVISIBLE? A fun take on people’s invisibility fantasy comes from the 1937 radio detective drama, The Shadow, often read by Orson Welles. The opening always began with, “Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man—the Shadow knows.”

The Time That Defines Me–How Will I Use Today? A Guide to Making Sense of What You Do

Posted on 04/19/2019 by Jack Speer

“Tell me what you do with your day and I’ll tell you who you are.” Does the day you got up to this morning–make sense to you now that you’re into it? Is your day getting you to where you want to be–or are you being dragged down a raging river of events with the current so strong you can just hold on?

Are Men Really From Mars and Women from Venus?

Posted on 02/08/2019 by Jack Speer

Are Male/Female Gender Differences Often Really Personality Type Differences?

Thanksgiving 2018: Why Business is on My Gratitude List

Posted on 11/16/2018 by Jack Speer

I’m probably one of the few people you know who puts business at the top of my Thanksgiving 2018 gratitude list. Business has been my lifelong opportunity to earn, grow, and to improve my life.

The “Just Say No!” Part of Our Brain: The Neuroscience of Change

Posted on 10/01/2018 by Carol Kallendorf

Why do people so often respond to change with resistance, negativity, and disruptive behavior?  Why do they often resist…even when the change offers a potentially positive outcome for the business?

Is it OK for Me to be Ambitious? —the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About Ambition

Posted on 07/23/2018 by Jack Speer

On a scale of one to ten, how ambitious are you? Of the people around you, family, colleagues, and friends—who do you know who is not ambitious enough—and who is JUST TOO AMBITIOUS?

Would an Executive Coach/Adviser Ever be Important to Your Career?

Posted on 12/23/2014 by Jack Speer

Executive coaching can be a key factor in your success.  Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO, in his recent book, “How Google Works,” recounts how Google values executive coaching for one of the largest groups of brainiacs on the planet.  Outstanding talent values coaching just as would any professional sports star.  Coaching can be remedial, to correct executive missteps, but the most powerful and effective coaching is for people on their way to succeed. There has been a steady rise in in the last decade in the[…]

Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo to MC Dream Come True “Raise the Hope!”

Posted on 08/15/2013 by Jack Speer

 Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo to be Master of Ceremonies at “Raise the Hope!”,Dream Come True Foundation Fundraiser/Auction, Allan House, 1104 San Antonio Street, September 19th, 2013 Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo will be the master of ceremonies for “Raise the Hope!,” a fundraiser for the Austin-based Dream Come True Foundation.  The event will be held at the Allan House, 1104 San Antonio Street September 19th, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:00 pm.  Acevedo, often referred to as “Austin’s top cop,”[…]

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