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Find Your Competitive Advantage – The Strategy Mindset 2.0 – Dr. Chuck Bamford

In Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Strategy, Business Success, change, Competitive Advantage, Competitive Business, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Non-Profit strategy, Perfect Customer, Podcast, Strategy, SWOT Myth, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

When it comes to business strategy  we are often confused.  We have a tendency to believe in myths like “Our brand is our strategy” or “Our people are our strategy” or “we do SWOT analysis”, but none of those are really a strategy much less a competitive advantage.  Sometimes we jump ahead when it comes to our strategy and we …

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SMART Goals – Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done – Charlie Gilkey

In behavior change, Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Psychology, Business Success, change, Decision Making, Finishing, Goal Setting, Goals, Growth, Podcast, Uncategorized by Jay Izso1 Comment

It is that time of year again.  Hopefully you are thinking about your goals.  Many people wait until the first of the year.  We shouldn’t.   We all know or at least should know what we did the previous year in terms of our goals.  We know were we succeeded and we know where we failed.  Chances are if you are …

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Avoid Disasters in Business and Life – Never Go with Your Gut – Gleb Tsipursky

In behavior change, Better Leadership, Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Problems, Business Psychology, Coaching, Decision Making, Leadership, Leadership Improvement, Life Decisions, Podcast, Psychology, Psychology and Business, Self-Diagnosis, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

We like to think of ourselves as being pretty smart.  We like to think that we make really good decisions.  We like to think especially in business environments that we use our logical side of our brain more so than the inner emotional brain.  However what the research tells us…we really do not know ourselves as well as we think …

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Principles for a Better Life and Business – Good T.A.L.K. Great Sales – Robert Paolini

In behavior change, Business Help, Business Improvement, Business Success, Career Help, communication, core values, Goal Setting, Life Change, Podcast, sales success, self help, self-improvement, Serving People, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

So often as sales or business professionals we want some slick silver bullet strategy that will increase our business.  Somehow our mind has convinced us that there must be some magical secret that somehow we missed to getting more sales.  However, the reality is there are no silver bullets and there is really no such thing as “magic”.  The fact …

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Lessons in Life and Business – The Way of the Road Warrior – Rob Jolles

In Business Culture, Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Psychology, Business Success, Career Help, change, Decision Making, Growth, Life Change, Life Help, Podcast, Problem Solving, Psychology and Business, sales success, self help, self-improvement, Success by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

There are many lessons we can learn from our journeys in business and life.  We all have them.  But how many of us have actually took a journal and wrote every day about our journey.  Not many of us for sure.  Rob Jolles one of the world’s leading sales trainers and inspirational speakers has been journaling his travels as a …

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Creating Positive Change – Start with Your People – Brian Dixon

In Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Success, Career Help, change, Coaching, culture change, Discovering Your Purpose, entrepreneurship, Finding Your Passion, Growth, Inspiration, Leadership, Life Change, Life Help, Marital help, Money, Motivation, Podcast, Problem Solving, purpose, Serving People, Success, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

We can look in our business, our relationships, our careers, our lives in general and say, “things need to change”.   None of us want that change to be for the worse, so we try to take control.  We decide quite often that if we have the power to change things we will.  So we start handing out orders, making edicts, …

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Authentic Negotiating – Clarity, Detachment, & Equilibrium – Corey Kupfer

In Authentic Negotiating, authenticity, Business Help, Business Problems, Buying a Business, Career Help, Closing the sale, negotiating, negotiations, Podcast, Psychology, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

Everyday we negotiate.  Maybe we negotiate as part of our business life.  Perhaps you are in the midst of negotiating during a career interview.  You may be negotiating with your spouse or significant other, or negotiating with a child who doesn’t want to their homework or go to bed.  You even negotiate with yourself about the time you get up, …

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Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams – Omar L. Harris

In Business Culture, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Success, Coaching, elite teams, High Performance Teams, Leadership, Leadership Improvement, management teams, Motivation, Podcast, Problem Solving, teams, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

It doesn’t matter if it is a sport, a for profit business, a non-profit business, or even a family when it comes to developing a “high performance team” there seems to be some commonalities.  The first is we are all pretty aware that all teams go through pretty much the same phases, from forming to storming, to norming, to performing.  …

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What Anyone Can Do – Growth and Success -Leo Bottary

In Better Leadership, Business Culture, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Success, career change, Career Help, Company Culture, elite teams, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Growth, Leadership Growth, Life Help, Mentorship, Podcast, self help, self-improvement by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

We all want to be successful, or more successful, but how does that happen?  It is so easy for us to look for “silver bullet” solutions, or “magic pills” to solve our desire for success, but the fact is there really are no “silver bullets’ or “magic pills”, so what is one to do?  Leo Bottary has done a plethora …

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The Best Story Wins – Leveraging Hollywood Storytelling for Your Business and Beyond – Matt Luhn

In branding, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Closing the sale, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Inspiration, Jay Izso, Leadership, Life Skills, marketing, marketing leadership, Podcast, Psychology and Business, sales, sales success, storytelling by Jay Izso1 Comment

Stories are powerful.  They improve our learning.  They help us to understand and remember things and events we may not ordinarily not remember.  Stories affect our brain chemistry, they manufacture emotions that help us relate not only to the parts of the story, but also to the person telling the story. Matthew Luhn joins A New Direction with his latest …