Eric Jacobson

Planning And Preparing The Moments For A High-Performance Culture

Eric Jacobson

How To Create A Modern Day Legacy

Eric Jacobson

Legacy in the Making is the fascinating new book where authors Mark Miller and Lucas Conley provide readers a toolkit for how to be a modern day legacy builder for your company/brand.

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8 Steps To High Performance

Eric Jacobson

“Higher performance comes from doing many things well—but some of those things are not in your power to change,” says author Marc Effron. Therefore, he recommends in his new book, 8 Steps to High Performance , that you focus on what you can change and ignore the rest.

5 Tips For Brand Survival In Today's Social Climate

Eric Jacobson

I met Debbie Laskey in 2009, when we worked together virtually for MicroMentor, Debbie in California, and me in Kansas. Here’s Debbie’s brief bio.

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

The Courage Solution , a book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself. So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career.

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Learning How To Change And Grow

Eric Jacobson

"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -- Andre Gide. Change Change Leadership Change Management Change Quotes Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

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Leadership Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobson

Pictured above are two books to add to your list for reading this month. Let The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion. And at the heart of persuasion likes storytelling. In her book, author Esther K.

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How To Be A Superboss

Eric Jacobson

"Superbosses embrace certain practices that good bosses don't, and they do even more of the productive things that good bosses do," says Syney Finkelstein , author of the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.

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13 Life Factors That Can Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

Jack H. Llewellyn , PhD is a sports psychology consultant who has helped a major league baseball pitcher become a Cy Young Award winner, A NASCAR driver go from number six overall to number one and with the Winston Cup Series Championship, and countless leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Now, he’s written the book, Commonsense Leadership: No-Nonsense Rules for Improving Your MentalGame and Increasing Your Team’s Performance.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

How To Build Trust As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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9 Times When You Should Thank Your Customers

Eric Jacobson

In your leadership role, it's vital that your team members know how to deliver excellent customer service. Knock Your Socks Off " type service as book editor Ann Thomas and Jill Applegate would say. Part of delivering excellent customer service is saying "Thank You" to your customers and knowing when to say "Thank You." Thomas and Applegate recommend telling your customers "Thank You" during at least these nine situations : When they do business with you.every time.

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How To Be A Humble Leader

Eric Jacobson

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

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Quotes To Inspire Leaders

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How To Be A Trusted Executive

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps now more than ever it's time for the book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships, and Reputation.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobson

Back by popular demand. The 70 tips below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read books about leadership. And, if you've been a leader for a long time, how about taking a few minutes to run through the list and scoring yourself on how well you carry out each leadership skill? Don't micromanage 2. Don't be a bottleneck 3. Focus on outcomes, not minutiae 4. Build trust with your colleagues before a crisis comes 5.

How To Be A Stronger Career Mentor And Coach

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness. Find creative ways of surprising your customers.

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The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobson

A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller. The book contains all the lessons you'll need to learn about functioning at work," explains Dilenschneider. His lessons are based on his four decades of experience in the work world, along with research and dozens of interviews with business experts.

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Transforming Nonprofit Prospects Into Donors

Eric Jacobson

If you serve on a nonprofit Board, are the executive director for a nonprofit, or are responsible for raising funds for your nonprofit, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution , book by Laurence A. Pagnoni is a must-read for you.

How To Recruit Your Dream Team

Eric Jacobson

Hiring Greatness is the book by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska , who combined have closed more than 1,800 hiring search projects. In their book, the authors share their guide for how to attract, recruit and retain star executives.

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Advisory Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Flashback to three years ago.because this book is so, so good!

Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobson

Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs.

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How To Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

Eric Jacobson

David S. Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

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First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobson

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in. BRAVE is a leadership framework that helps first-time leaders successfully build their team by uniting them around a shared purpose. The term reflects an acronym that stands for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment.

The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobson

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the new book, Cheryl Cran.

How To Energize Your Work And Life

Eric Jacobson

Tom Rath is the author of the incredibly popular Strengthsfinder 2.0 One of his most recent books is, Are You Fully Charged?

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High Velocity Hiring

Eric Jacobson

The following statements from author Scott Wintrip convinced me to read his book, High Velocity Hiring: How To Hire Top Talent In An Instant : "Hiring is broken. There's a new way to hire that's faster, efficient, and effective. Instead of waiting for the right person to show up, the new way to hire is to wait for the right job to show up. Instead of waiting until a seat is empty to search for talent, the new way of hiring starts the talent search before that job opens."

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How To Create A Culture Of Wellness In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

In 2016, the Wellness Council of America named Lance Breger as one of the Top 50 Health Promotion Professionals in the U.S. Last year, Lance shared his recommendations for how a business leader can create a culture that supports workplace employee wellness.

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Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobson

Pictured above are two books to add to your list for reading this month. Let The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion. And at the heart of persuasion likes storytelling. In her book, author Esther K.

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Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobson

Today's three leadership quotes come from Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power Of Presence. A vision will go nowhere unless the leader feels it in her bones. You don't lose your credibility from failure but from how you handle it. Executive presence means much more than making a fantastic first impression. It's about impressions made over time. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes Quotes

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Customer Service Training 101

Eric Jacobson

Whether you are in a new customer service role or simply need some customer service refresher tips, Customer Service Training 101 , is the book for you. Now in its third edition (originally published in 2005), you’ll find practical and actionable techniques and behaviors to ensure you are providing the best possible service for your customers.

How To Be A Coach And A Counselor

Eric Jacobson

A good manager is both a coach and a counselor. Generally, coaching should precede counseling. As a coach , a manager: identifies an employee's need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is collaborative. It relies on mutual, progressive goal-setting, personal feedback, and an ongoing, supportive relationship. You coach to help retain employees and to show you care about your employees as individuals.

The Power Of Five Percent More

Eric Jacobson

“Making small changes to reach big goals is the answer,” says entrepreneur and bestselling author Michael Alden in his book, 5 % MORE: Making Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results. “If

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Six-Step Strategic Planning Process

Eric Jacobson

Awhile back, I shared highlights from the useful book, First-Time Leader , by George Bradt and Gillian Davis. Here's one more gem from the book -- the authors' recommendations for a six-step strategic planning process : Set an aspirational destination (derived from the mission and vision). Assess the facts of the current reality and develop potential future scenarios. Identify options to bridge gaps between the current reality and the desired aspiration.

Stop Selling And Start Leading

Eric Jacobson

“Today’s savvy buyers are impatient with old-school selling tactics and stereotypical sales behaviors,” explain the authors of the new book, Stop Selling And Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen.

Leadership Quotes From The Book, Leading With GRIT

Eric Jacobson

In addition to Laurie Sudbrink 's, Leading With GRIT , being a great book for leaders, it's packed with powerful leadership and life quotes.

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Step Up Book Co-Authors Answer Questions About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them.

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Customer Service Training 101

Eric Jacobson

Whether you are in a new customer service role or simply need some customer service refresher tips, Customer Service Training 101 , is the book for you. Now in its third edition (originally published in 2005), you’ll find practical and actionable techniques and behaviors to ensure you are providing the best possible service for your customers.