The Soul of a Project #32: Humility, Courage and Discipline

by Gary Monti January 23, 2013

Tweet “What do I do when overwhelmed and projects pull me in several directions?” That is a common question. The short answer is, “Practice humility, courage, and discipline.” Humility is simply appreciating where the boundary is between what I can do and what I can’t do. When on the “can” side get to work focusing […]

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Thought Readership #20: The GOODREADS Challenge

by Liz Alexander January 21, 2013

Tweet When you get to a certain age you think you’ve seen everything, right? But no, I logged onto LinkedIn recently to find a “Can you recommend me?” request from an “award winning fiction author/top client” I’d never heard of (although I was obviously daft enough to accept a previous request to connect) whose 76-page […]

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Thought Readership #19: INTO THE STORM by Dennis N.T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy

by Liz Alexander December 17, 2012

Tweet The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Atonement, Hancock, Bonfire of the Vanities…I guess we’ve all got our “sour grapes” list of movies that should have been good, but were not. As Hollywood has long since shown us, there is no such thing as a sure-fire hit. The potential for creating a product with great characters, […]

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The Soul of a Project #31: Dealing with the Fear of Being Honest

by Gary Monti December 13, 2012

Tweet “Honey, do I look fat in this dress?” That is a question any wise man approaches carefully – very carefully. It is prescient when it comes to change management. Why? Well, we all say we prize honesty but upon closer examination there is a desire to get by which comes in direct conflict with […]

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6 Ways to get Your Customers Saying – Please take my Money!

by Himanshu Jhamb December 10, 2012

Tweet Right. You don’t hear that very often. In fact, you probably don’t even think it! In fact, the reverse is usually what we hear – in stories, from our friends, from our colleagues and pretty much every where from customers. “Please don’t take my money” “It was not worth it” “It’s too expensive” … […]

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The Soul of a Project #30: Dealing With Shame!

by Gary Monti December 4, 2012

Tweet Ever have someone melt down right in front of you for no apparent reason? Or, has someone dug in unrealistically? What about another person feeding the gossip mill in a rather vicious manner working to get people to side with him? On the flip side, there’s the person who shrugs her shoulders blind to […]

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Thought Readership #18: 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Vicky Oliver

by Liz Alexander December 3, 2012

Tweet Call me fifty shades of confused! Why is it that so many books have numbers in their titles? This question popped into my head the other day, sparked in part by the response by many independent bookstores to Amazon’s publication of Tim Ferriss’ latest book in his “4-hour” franchise: first workweek, then body, now […]

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The Soul of a Project #29: When is a Strength A Weakness?

by Gary Monti November 20, 2012

Tweet Can you be too strong? The answer is, “yes.” Maybe a better way to say that is, “A strength can be taken too far, to the point where it becomes a weakness.” There is a very good psychological test based on this called The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). The SDI addresses motivation and is […]

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Thought Readership #17: Rock Your Business by David Fishof

by Liz Alexander November 19, 2012

Tweet I’ll come right out and say it: The ideas that most first-time authors’ have for their books suck. Because they’re derivative, unimaginative, and pedestrian. So it’s hardly surprising that most of these uninspiring books die an early commercial death, relegated to a few purchases during that self-employment staple, the “back of room” sale. Now, […]

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The Soul of a Project #28: The Wisdom of Doubt!

by Gary Monti November 1, 2012

Tweet On Apollo 1 what would have happened if someone had asked, “What happens when you combine a spark with elevated oxygen levels in an iron rich environment?” Those 3 astronauts might have gotten to live out their lives telling their grandchildren stories about the early days of space flight. Avoiding Monday-morning-quarterbacking, the question is […]

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