Category Archives: Self Improvement

She Came Solo, Danced, and Left Alone

  Every few months or so, I am reminded of something I observed many years ago while a business colleague and I met for a cocktail after work in Philadelphia. Tony and I decided on a bar near his office to enjoy a good chat. Dancing Begins At about 10 p.m., I observed this attractive… Read More »

10 Things Effective People Do 

You all have  the same advantage: you can control what you do each day. You can maximize your productivity, or you can slack. In many cases, you are the only one who knows when you are falling short of your optimal performance level. It’s surprising how many managers are clueless regarding the difference between mediocrity… Read More »

Speaker: “I’m Sorry for being Nervous and Unprepared”

During a recent event, the speaker stated to the audience that he apologized for appearing nervous and ill-prepared for the presentation. Until he mentioned that he appeared nervous, I thought he looked quite confident. In fact, he had more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and speaking before a friendly audience should have been easy.… Read More »

3 Smart Things to do by End of Day

How you handle your end of day can make a big difference in your overall performance. Unfortunately, many people start wrapping up their work activities about 30 minutes before quitting time. During that time, they are chatting with coworkers, surfing the web, or doing something else to creatively kill time. The highly-productive employees in your organization take… Read More »

12 Habits of Highly Successful People

Successful people have developed good habits that make them more productive. In many cases, these activities are not flashy, but over the course of several weeks, the results are tremendous. Experts believe that habits can be built in 30 days. In some cases, it takes a bit longer to become proficient with a task. The… Read More »

4 Strategies to Doubling Your Hourly Rate

The hourly rate you charge depends on the value you provide to your customer. Most of you are interested in earning a higher hourly rate for the work that you do. However, interest alone is insufficient. You have to demonstrate that you deserve a higher level of pay. The first step is to calculate your… Read More »