Networking is Gold-Mining

I had such a great time this week meeting with three different people for coffee, on 3 consecutive mornings. One is an emerging musician and entrepreneur. Another is a fellow local networker with an over-full plate of responsibilities. Another is someone considering a new career direction. In each instance, besides mutually shared empathy and advice, potentially […]

Are You a Business Mayor? (not a misspelling)

I spent most of this past week in Scottsdale at a major industry conference for Life Sciences Trainers and Educators (LTEN) – much of my consulting and network-building over the last 2 decades has focused on that community. (quick hint about Arizona: when it’s over 100 degrees out, that’s probably not the time or place to […]

A Scary Moment in Terminal A

It was a routine Tuesday morning flight from Nashville to Newark. Flying Southwest Airlines, as I normally do these days, we pulled into Terminal A. I had 4 days of scheduled meetings ahead of me in the familiar environment of north Jersey. I reached up to grab my rollerbag from the overhead, strode down the […]

Career-Transition-Ready is The New Black

How many people do you know that have been with the same company for for 20+ years? Probably very few – right? I’m always amazed when I find someone that’s been in one place for 15 years or more. In fact, how many job roles have you had? How long have you spent at any one company? […]

In Praise of…Bob Burg

I’ve been involved in social media for many years, and there are a few people who really stand out. People who create solid content; who are engaging, smart, nice; and – how else can we put it? – committed. In it for the long haul. One of those folks is Bob Burg. Author, blogger, speaker, […]

Three Words. Twelve Letters. Great Tagline.

It was a total old-school breakfast experience. If you’ve been in the South (or just driven through), you’ve seen the ubiquitous yellow Waffle House roadside signs. These places look like a throwback to earlier decades, including the signage, the pictures on the walls, even the handwritten checks. Since my youngest son had never had the […]

Are You “Results-Oriented”? Don’t Be…

Have you read any LinkedIn profiles lately? I have, and I’m astonished by how many people are “results-oriented.” I mean, it’s the very first phrase on about 83.2% of all LinkedIn summaries. I made that number up. Because I’m results-oriented, and needed a statistic quickly. What does that phrase even mean? That when you do your […]

Why You Need to Have a Referral-Worthy Reputation

We all want referrals. There’s no better way to grow your business than to have someone warmly and enthusiastically recommend you to another person. We’ve written on this blog before about being referral-ready; that is, having a well-targeted, concise, and memorable message that people can pass on to one another (think of this as a […]