Jim’s “Tru Leadership” Blog

Hey Team Leader! How Do You Handle This??

I run a small upholstery company and we have many staff members in a  confined space. Personal habits have become a real problem. Some people talk too loudly, or have jarring noises coming from their computers. People bark at each other, tattle to me, use the silent […]

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5 Power Questions To Build Your Network

81% of the time, our next job will come from a friend, referral, or friend-of-a-friend. So, maybe we should spend less time beefing up our resumes and more time beefing up our networking skills! Networking sounds so hard and clinical. It can be no fun if the […]

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The Good Boss – Part I

Brittany, told me she had the best boss ever. I asked her why and she said, he (Jason) was lazy, weak, kind of a liar, and overall he was unsure of himself. Huh? She laughed, and said, “Well no, not really, only it could look that way” […]

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8 Steps That Really Help Employees Adapt To Change

How do we avoid dealing with the crazies? We know the more emotionally stable a person is the more they can handle and they make the best teammates, employees and friends. Emotionally healthy people relate well to others. They can deal with stress, tension and failures with […]

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Is Technology Leading To Our Isolation?

We go to restaurants and we see people looking down at their cell phones and avoiding interaction with each other.  We know we need to dis-connect to connect, and yet it seems so hard to actually do. We are connecting electronically with everyone and communicating with no […]

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Expert Advice On How To Get Ahead

Managers light a fire under their people, while leaders light a fire inside their people. The question, “How do I get ahead?” was asked of key US executives and the responses were reported on by Harvey MacKay. Warren Buffett (CEO, Berkshire Hathaway) – “Follow your passions. Find […]

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7 Sandman Tips For Results and Recovery

Do you find your best sleep is in a crowded, overly warm, cramped meeting room, while your boss talks about 2016 performance and goals? Well, that’s not good. Turning off our power-plant of a brain is nearly impossible. Our desire for information is overwhelming our circuitry. People […]

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Your Book From Computer To Bookstore

We all have an idea for a book, and often we challenge our friends by stating, “Someday, I’m gonna write a book.” Heck, yes you can, you should, it’s easier than you think, and more powerful than you know. My Story Start with Purpose If your goal […]

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The Only Requirement For Selling

I recall interviewing some potential sales people who would tell me, “I’m really good with people.” “I like people.” “People like me.” or “I like a job being with people.” I would then ask them, “How many sales calls do you think you’ll make in a day?” […]

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Top Performers Don’t Beat Themselves

Really top performers have learned how, in the heat of battle, not to wilt. Our lives in some ways are more difficult than the lives of professional athletes because, while they are under bright lights a few hours a week, we have to perform at a high […]

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