Jim’s Journal: You Have to Have a Short Memory!!

August 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

You hear that phrase a lot in sports. The sentiment suggests that you can’t make the next play if you’re still worried about the previous play.  Athletes make poor choices,
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Hey Hilda…are You in There?

August 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I met Hilda last week during my three-day High Impact Business Presentation Skills workshop.  Friendly, but quiet, she did not look as though she volunteered to be there.  For the
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Have You Stopped Learning?

August 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Legendary Hall of Fame and former U.C.L.A. basketball coach John Wooden once said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”  That quote is still fitting for
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Take Care of the Prisoners

August 26, 2013 in Jim's Journal

“Management said I had to be here.”  “The only reason I’m here is because it’s mandatory training.”  “I’ve taken this class before and I know more than the facilitator.”  These
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Yes, You CAN Have Balance

August 26, 2013 in Jim's Journal

  That’s right.  I said it!  You can have work and family life balance!  The question is, “Will you do what it takes to make it happen?”  Many organizations have
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Get it Off Your Chest!

August 22, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Still carrying all of that extra baggage around?  Still frustrated by what’s going on?  Still annoyed because they keep on doing the same thing?  Still think that it’s not going
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Make Them Feel Important

August 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’ll never forget the compliment Barb gave me after my workshop in 1990.  I was a trainer, working for Prudential at the time.  As she turned in her session evaluation
…read more

Jim’s Journal: What Stops You From Dancing?

August 20, 2013 in Jim's Journal

If you’ve ever read any of my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, website or blog posts, you know that one of my favorite quotes is Satchel Paige’s, “Dance like nobody’s watching.” 
…read more

Jim’s Journal: The Wind Beneath Your Wings

August 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Last Friday night I attended my good friend, Nancy Appleman Vassil’s son’s wedding.  It was a spectacular night.  First class!  Black tie!  Great food!  Awesome music!  Wonderful people!  And I
…read more

Jim’s Journal: Yes, You DO Need to do that More Often

August 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Ever go to a wedding, reunion, funeral or an event and see someone that you haven’t seen in a long time?  During your conversation you say, “It’s been way too
…read more