Before becoming a ghostwriter of more than 50 books, Jeff Haden worked in manufacturing for 20 years, starting as an entry-level material handler and eventually rising to plant manager. He holds the distinction of having made every professional mistake possible.
How many do you possess?
These are people who learn to work with different personalities. They learn to nurture, motivate and inspire. They learn to truly lead.
Things like your boss, your education and your industry are all important when it comes to attaining greater earning power and success. But there's one more factor you might not have considered.
The biggest difference between people like us and people who do things we would like to do is they didn't reflexively decide to put up their own barriers.
They possess qualities that may not show up on paper but always show up where it matters most -- in the minds and even hearts of the people they lead.
Just like one misspelled word can get your resume tossed onto the 'nope' pile, one incorrectly used word can negatively impact your entire message.
You can be a rich jerk ... but you will also be a lonely jerk.
Entrepreneurs need to make difficult decisions. These, however, you might not be happy about.
How happy you feel is in large part something you can control.
All we have to do is start nodding more. And start smiling more. Seriously.
Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.
If you unfortunately find yourself having to fire someone, steer clear of saying these unfortaunte things.
You drive performance. You drive results. You drive your business. But what does the vehicle you drive say about you?
Want to make a huge difference in another person's life? Your own life? Here are things you should say to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about.
Trying to find the 'total package' is the last thing you should do.
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