Wednesday wisdom from Tom Peters

I am a big fan of Tom Peters and I have to admit I am dismayed when I mention his name and people don’t know who he is. In my opinion, he is as influential as a management guru as is Peter Drucker, but then again there is another name many people no longer recognize. …

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From the Archive: Do you have the habit that makes people successful?

As I wander through bookstores in New York City, I thought I would bring this blog post back that deals with the habit of reading. In his article 10 Habits of Ultra Successful People: The Secret Sauce to Success, Charley Mendoza divulges to us what has made Bill Gates, Elon Much, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban …

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From the Archive: The importance of reading to your personal well-being and development

There is a discussion on my Facebook page about whether or not men read. I had to repost this. I think reading is critical to your personal development. So does Tom Peters.   I am not going to go on a tirade here about reading. It is important. Here is an excerpt from Tom Peter’ …

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Obsolescence will eat your lunch.

Friend and fellow HR blogger Ben Eubanks posted the following point in a blog post entitled 4 Things Great HR Pros Know. He said “Obsolescence will eat your lunch.” That was his fourth point. The other ones are good too, but I will let you read those. I am going to talk about this one. …

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Being Well Read Is Fundamental To Success

A presidential candidate discovered the other day that being well read is fundamental to success in the race, or at least in order to keep from being embarrassed. No I am not talking about the presidential race in the U.S.; rather I am talking about the presidential race in Mexico. The candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, …

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How to Improve Your Job, Your Business, Your Life

Mackay’s Moral: A Person without knowledge is like a house without a foundation. Harvey Mackay is a favorite of mine. I have read several of his books and I read his weekly column all the time. I find him a continual source of knowledge, wisdom and common sense. The column which is the inspiration for this post is …

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The Importance of Reading: What Is On My List

One of my favorite “reads” is the monthly newsletter of Alan Weiss called the Balancing Act. It is full of advice for life, consulting and dealing with people. It is educational and often amusing. In this most recent issue Alan makes the comment “The debate whether you’re reading books in hard copy or electronically is …

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The Importance of Continuing Education for a Successful Career in Human Resources

As many of you know, in addition to being an HR consultant, I am also an instructor in Continuing Education for two Georgia Universities (Kennesaw State University and the University of Georgia) where I teach HR related subjects. In a meeting of instructors and staff we had a discussion about the importance of continual learning …

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