Jim’s Journal: Are You Ready to Rumble???????

March 31, 2014 in Jim's Journal

What do the locker room and back stage have in common?  It’s where the athletes and entertainers get ready before they go out and “do what they do.”  Athletes tend
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Jim’s Journal: What Needs to Happen?

March 26, 2014 in Jim's Journal

At the outset of our three-day offsite meeting last week, I asked the team, “What needs to happen in order for you to consider this time well spent and that
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Jim’s Journal: What Mark are YOU Hitting?!

March 26, 2014 in Jim's Journal

When I build competency models with my clients, we develop measurable behaviors to accompany each competency.  We then create three categories to determine if the behavior appears superlative, average or
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Jim’s Journal: “Not” Again!

March 25, 2014 in Jim's Journal

“It’s not going to work.”  “They are not going to like me.”  “They’re not going to let me do that.”  “I’m not good at that.”  I don’t know about you,
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Jim’s Journal:When the Game Slows Down (Learning Your Role)

March 24, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Many would say that professional football is an extremely dangerous game.  Huge men collide, full speed, on every play.  Their goal is to hit and to hurt.  Quarterbacks will tell you
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Jim’s Journal: They Will Find a Role for You

March 20, 2014 in Jim's Journal

You might not agree with me on this one, but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  I don’t care what the job description says or what its requirements call
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Jim’s Journal: Get Your Dance On!

March 19, 2014 in Jim's Journal

The other night I ate dinner at a restaurant that featured a live band.  The band was off the hook!  Playing mostly jazz, they really got the room moving.  While I
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Jim’s Journal: Work the Room!

March 18, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Still stuck?  Really, are you still stuck?  Most facilitators. trainers and speakers are.  They are stuck to the front of the training room.  They insist on doing most of their
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Jim’s Journal: Just Finish, Why Don’t You?

March 17, 2014 in Jim's Journal

If I had a penny for every person that I knew who started writing a book and didn’t finish, or who started work on their Ph.D., but didn’t complete their
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Jim’s Journal: I See the Smile but…

March 16, 2014 in Jim's Journal

We certainly know how to put on the good face.  If you ask someone how they’re doing, in most cases they will smile and give you the obligatory, “I’m fine.”  You can’t
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