There is no second place in transaction-driven industries like commercial real estate and financial services; either you win the deal, or you don’t. The same is true for winning business community and industry association awards: either your submittal is recognized as a winner, or it’s not.
Bill Murray’s movies have taught me a lot of life lessons – but usually they’re the upside-down kind, and don’t…
As the eggnog flowed over the holidays, many of us took the opportunity to give our brains a much-needed rest, enjoying time with family and friends. Now that we’re back at our desks, it’s time to put our rested and restored professional mindsets to work.
LinkedIn contacts are professionals like you and me. They are not by nature ‘contacts’ or ‘prospects’ – while that well may be true, they are actually – well – humans. Your network is comprised of real people who respond to thoughtfulness, intelligent contribution, mutual professional support, and of course, regular contact.
The mountains of Southern Arizona recently jolted me with a wake-up call on the importance of listening – a caffeine-fueled reminder from the makers of my new favorite fair trade coffee, Café Justo (www.justcoffee.org).