Jim’s “Tru Leadership” Blog

The Power Of Humor

Humor is the oil that greases the gears of life. ~ Anonymous How do you know if you are funny? Tim Allen, the famous star of Home Improvement, has openly shared how he developed his sense of humor, which has carried him to wealth and fame. For […]

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The Birth Of Leadership

As kids, we observe everything and we process our world quickly. We decide if what we do, or what others do, results in good or bad outcomes. And we adjust our behavior accordingly. Leadership begins with observing. Secondly, it involves looking outside at others, then turning that […]

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4 Keys To Praise

Help someone feel a little better about themselves and they will like you a lot. ~ Lord Chesterfield We say “Thanks” and “Nice job” and the people on the receiving end of those words, may feel that we are simply saying “Whatever.” We throw around the words […]

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Interesting Perspectives On Money

Money often costs too much. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some […]

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Leadership Is An Extreme Sport!

Our business lives are about superior performance, over-achieving results, and greater productivity. We get that, and the comments we hear are the by-product of a powerful machine leading with a servant’s heart, not the engine. Servant leadership is not being a doormat to people’s wants, it is […]

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Pictures Of How To Manage And Lead At The Same Time

You are trying to manage 1,000 things at once and somebody questions your leadership style. C’mon man! You say to yourself, “Do I really  have to stop everything I’m doing, just to listen to some employee whine and gripe about something neither of us can control or […]

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Communication Differences – East Versus West

Try this: What U.S. phrase do all Americans know from the age of 4 to the age of 94? It’s “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” This phrase gives insight to our sense of independence and individualism, and it drives our communications, decisions, and judgements. It’s about […]

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Teeter Totter – Work/Life Balance Unplugged

What does your employer think when you say you want better balance in life? Right away, they may think you are going to want more personal time and not to work as hard. They may assume they are going to get less work out of you. The […]

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Did I Promote The Wrong Person To Manager?

We often look at the ‘proven track record of success’ in past performance as being a great way to predict future success. I am a huge advocate of past behavior forecasting future behavior, and the process works great when we are hiring someone from another company to […]

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A Mindset Shift For A Salesperson’s Life

Salespeople are already behind the eight ball. They have dug a hole for themselves and don’t even realize they are in a “professional” hole. The only difference between a rut and a grave is depth and distance. ~ John Maxwell Every day, many salespeople are digging themselves […]

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