A Top Down or Bottom Up Approach to Selling

There’s old saying that applies to persuasion and selling, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” I don’t actually know anyone who’s ever skinned a cat so I have no idea how many ways you can do it but I’ll trust there are multiple ways. When it comes to persuasion there are many […]

Athletic Preparation Helps Prepare for Presentations

This week I get to address a few hundred people at the annual meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Arizona. I’ve been preparing for this talk for a month so I thought I’d let you know how I use what I’ve learned from athletics to prepare for big presentations. Todd Alles, my high school […]

Everyone’s Doing It: The Impact of Consensus

“Usually, if everyone else is doing something then it’s probably the right thing to do.” I posted that in a graphic on my social media networks a few weeks ago. Several people disagreed with my statement so I thought I’d address it in this week’s post. Let’s start with a quick review of what consensus […]

Ask Yourself a Better Question

I like to write about whatever is top of mind. Sometimes it’s sales, leadership, coaching, social issues, and at other times it’s parenting. Quite often I write when I’ve learned something I want to pass along and that’s what this post is about – asking yourself better questions. Over the years I’ve read a lot […]

5 Books that Radically Influenced My Life

I’m a reader. I love to read. Funny thing is, when I was young I hated reading. That was probably a function of having to read certain books versus getting to read what I wanted to. Once my love of reading took over it was pretty much the case that I’d read a book a […]