I think we’ve all heard the concept that if you believe it you can achieve it. Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Have you ever tried to achieve a goal when you had doubts about your ability to achieve it? I know I have! The first time I ran a marathon, I knew … Read More
Sorry I’m Late, Traffic Was Terrible!
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. Have you ever been late to a meeting and blamed it on the traffic? I sure have! I’ve blamed my tardiness on the traffic, having the wrong time in my calendar, the wrong location, difficulty finding a parking place, I lost track of time, to name a few. The fact is, I should have departed sooner, … Read More
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. I was excited to share what I had just learned with the leadership team. Market intelligence can be difficult to come by; it can also be very valuable. I had just learned that a major competitor had a major chink in the armor that just might open the door to a large account that had never … Read More
That Won’t Work
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. I belong to a Facebook group made up of authors who have achieved best-seller status. One of the purposes of the group is to help each other with new books, providing feedback on titles, sub-titles, book covers, etc. A couple of weeks ago, a newer member of the group posted a book cover for her new … Read More
No, But & However
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. As a young manager, I had some great mentors that taught me many lessons about leadership and management. Charlie Johnson taught me a lesson early on that has stayed with me throughout the years, and that lesson emanates from the use of the word “but.” Charlie taught me that when you give feedback to another, anytime … Read More
Nice Tie! (smirk)
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. When I wear a tie, which is quite often, I like to wear a tie with a little pizazz. Not too much pizazz, just a little. I definitely try to avoid boring ties. Finding a tie with a little pizazz versus too much pizazz can be like walking a tight rope! Too much pizazz can bring … Read More
Are You the Smartest Person in the Room?
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. I worked for a CEO who usually considered himself the smartest person in the room. He had extensive experience in the industry we were in and had paid his dues to work his way into the C-suite. I say that he considered himself the smartest person in the room because every time someone presented a new … Read More
Winning at All Costs
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. Memorial Day was this past weekend, a day to remember, reflect and appreciate the sacrifices made by so many for the freedom we enjoy today. Memorial Day was always a special time for our family. In the small town where I grew up, a Memorial Day service was held every year in the town square, which … Read More
20 Habits That Could Be Holding You Back
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. Our daughter graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, one of the schools described in the book, Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, written by Loren Pope and edited by Hilary Masell Oswald. She received an excellent education from Eckerd College, and, like many college graduates, … Read More
How Rich Are You?
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. My older brother is a CPA. Early in his career he did individual tax returns. As you know, whoever does your annual tax return, especially if they do it year-after-year, gets to know your financial situation fairly well. My brother told me that I would be surprised how many people I thought were well off financially … Read More
By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. INTRA-Personal Leadership is the leadership of self. Being an effective leader requires a solid foundation of INTRA-Personal Leadership. The more competent you are at leading yourself, the more effective you can be leading others. Dealing with stress influences INTRA-Personal Leadership. Stress can have a negative impact on one’s health and emotional well-being. Worrying about stress can … Read More