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Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Rich Gee Group

Successful businesses and careers are a lot about making tough things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a 'country club event'. Here's the scenario.

Be Like Jack LaLanne.

Rich Gee Group

I grew up with Jack LaLanne. I used to watch him, his wife Elaine (yes, Elaine LaLanne), and his german shepherd Happy every morning on TV. Jack taught me a lot of things about life — especially to stay positive all the time. Why be like Jack?

Be A Time Management God.

Rich Gee Group

Over the past few weeks, I've been aggregating many time management tips I share with my clients to get more done in the limited amount of time they have. It's a mix of managing your time more effectively and dealing with that old devil — procrastination.

Your Smile Is Your Logo.

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“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” — Jay Danzie Too often, we tend to hide our real connecting abilities with brochures, pamphlets, websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a myriad of other distractions. Not that they are BAD per se, but they sometimes get in the way of what REALLY counts. SMILE: When you first meet someone, do you project a REAL smile?

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

One Of My Favorite Life-Changing Quotes.

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“If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it’s time to water your own grass.” Stop trying to compare yourself to others if you always make yourself feel inferior. Stop trying to yearn for a better job , if you don’t first try to make your current job better.

To Succeed, You Have To Hustle.

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Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career? Today, we easily live better than our ancestors. Greater life expectancy, better health standards, more variety of food/experiences and more opportunities than ever before. You can try new vocations or start your own business for a lot less money and effort than it took even 20 years ago. If you fail, you can reset, reclaim your position and start moving up the ladder again (albeit with hard work).

The Two Powerful Forces Of Success.

Rich Gee Group

I attended a great talk the other night at Yale – the presenter brought up two major forces nature throws at us regularly – Resilience & Propulsion. It immediately hit me that these are the two forces that make businesses great.

Don't Small Talk, Have Courageous Conversations.

Rich Gee Group

Why do people hate networking events? Usually it's full of people who are all talking small. How's business?" " There's a lot of people here." How's the food?" That's a great tie." Shoot me now. We all hate these events - executives, vendors, and business owners alike. Unfortunately, we've been told that we have to go to them to grow our business. And they're right. You have to regularly break out of your bubble and meet new people. Interact and market your product/service to get traction.

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5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates.

The Importance Of Playing Tennis With Better Tennis Players.

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"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction." - Warren Buffett Have you ever played tennis? Play with someone worse than you, you won’t push yourself at all and play at a much lower level than you usually do. You’ll coast. Play with an equal player, I promise your game will be boring as hell. Back and forth, you get one point, they get one point. BORING.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

If 2019 Was The Best Year Of Your Life, What Would Have To Happen?

Rich Gee Group

Take a moment and imagine it's December 31, 2019. You're sitting back in your comfy leather chair, reading your favorite book, by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate. MMMMM. Looking back over the past 365 days — you realize you had a great year. An amazing, incredible, unbelievable year. Step One — What would make it an amazing year professionally? A promotion/raise? A huge uptick in business/clients? A new job? What would make it an amazing year personally? Travel to exotic lands?

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Deliver Life-Changing Presentations Every Time.

Rich Gee Group

Some people love to give presentations. Some people hate it. Most people fall somewhere in between these two points on the presentation spectrum. What outcome do you want from your presentation? A decision? Enthusiasm for a idea? A sale? A way to present bad numbers so they look good? I've given thousands of presentations — from a small status update for my division, or an 850+ audience at The Hartford Insurance Company, all the way to major sales presentations to McDonald's and Home Depot.

Hate Your Job? NOW is the time to start looking.

Rich Gee Group

Most people make the mistake of riding out November and December to begin looking for a new job in January. Why should you start now? Everyone will be looking for a job in January. The job-search population explodes and you’ll be competing with 2x/3x more candidates. You need time to prepare.

Stop Playing In The Kiddie Pool.

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How serious are you about your business? . What are you willing to do to make it to the next level? . How would you like to add another $100k a month to your business? It’s not impossible — many people do it.

What’s Holding You Back? You Are.

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I start all workshops and coaching relationships with the discussion of Limiting Beliefs. In life, we run into so many external obstacles. People, institutions, rules, regulations, and hierarchies all play major roles in our life.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

One Simple Phrase That Will Change Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

“If the the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it’s time to water your own grass.” ” Stop trying to compare yourself to others if you always make yourself feel inferior. Stop trying to yearn for a better job, if you don’t first try to make your current job better.

New Job? Five Mistakes We All Make.

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When you start a new job, everything is just hunky-dunky. You’re in a new office, new boss, new responsibilities, new friends, and hopefully, more money and increased responsibility.

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Top 10 Clear Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job.

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I answered this question on the website Quora a few weeks ago. Here’s my Top 10 (in no real order of importance) list why you should probably quit your current position and move on: You start looking forward to the weekend on Wednesday (or even worse, Monday).

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Be Silly Today.

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“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Be Direct & Ask For What You Want.

Rich Gee Group

If you want something, ask for it. Pretty simple, eh? Actually, it's not. Many people run into external (and more frequently) internal obstacles. Even though more women are affected than men, it's not just a woman's thing. Many men also run into the same obstacles when direct requests are required. Why does it happen? Why do we shirk from being direct with a boss, colleague, or client? We are afraid of coming off as whining or complaining.

Top 10 Clear Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job.

Rich Gee Group

Here's my Top 10 (in no real order of importance) list why you should probably quit your current position and move on: You start looking forward to the weekend on Wednesday (or even worse, Monday). This is the typical, "I can't stand my job and I love my weekends behavior". Face it, you are going to spend a LOT more time at work during the week — start enjoying that environment too. If you don't like what you do, your boss, the people, the commute, etc. change it.

The Three Most Important Words For 2019.

Rich Gee Group

Already hitting small obstacles in 2019? You started out so well and now, for some reason, you seem to be hitting the same wall that you always encounter when you try to make an upward move in your career. Let’s talk "VCP". It's an old BNI acronym for the words: VISIBILITY & CREDIBILITY = PROFITABILITY. Simply, if you are more visible to the people that matter, you then have an opportunity to show your credibility.

The 3 Pillars Of Success.

Rich Gee Group

Just got back from a workshop in NYC for a large group of executives (145+ attendees). They enjoyed my talk (rating me 4.83 out of a possible 5.0 on my evaluation form), but they REALLY enjoyed the Q&A portion at the end.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How To Get Everyone To Return Your Calls.

Rich Gee Group

You’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone. You would think as a coach and someone who runs a highly successful business, being on the phone all day would be fun, exciting, and powerful. It is for coaching — I get energized! It is for colleagues, friends, and family — we can talk for hours. It’s when I have to either cold call or play the dreaded phone-tag. That’s when I want to throw my phone out the window. Because most people don’t return calls.

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Trouble Strikes When You Get Comfortable.

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To be successful in business — you need to keep this simple phrase front and center: “Never let a person who is more successful than you work harder than you.” ” In other words, trouble tends to strike when people get comfortable.

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My Gift To You.

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Today is my birthday. Every year, I try to think of something to give away to all of my clients, colleagues, and friends. This year, I would like to offer up my Top 3 motivational videos I watch regularly to help add a little bit of energy and enthusiasm to my life.

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What's Holding You Back? You Are.

Rich Gee Group

I start all workshops and coaching relationships with the discussion of Limiting Beliefs. In life, we run into so many external obstacles. People, institutions, rules, regulations, and hierarchies all play major roles in our life. They get in our way, they make us stumble, we get frustrated, and we give up. They win. The more insidious of life's obstacles are your internal obstacles.

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

All Great Employees Have This Secret Ingredient.

Rich Gee Group

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Many of my clients complain about the work habits of their employees and how they’re light-years away from a competent and conscientious worker. It has to do with their past work histories. And I think I’ve solved that problem.

Top 5 Ways Business Owners Underperform.

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All business owners underperform to one degree or another. The question — Is your underperformance is affecting your business success to a great or minimal degree? Are your ‘bad’ behaviors making you miss out on a few percentage points per year or 10-20-40% per year?

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The 3 Secrets All Leaders Know.

Rich Gee Group

After 20+ years in corporate management positions and coaching high-performing executives, I’ve seen it all. Bad leaders who can’t make up their mind, who vacillate quarterly based on wind direction and managers who manage by fear, non-information, and deception.

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Why We Work — A Labor Day Message.

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What is Labor Day? On Wikipedia, it’s a day to honor the contributions we’ve made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. So let’s do that. Every Labor Day, I take time out to review where I am in my career and all the reasons why I work. Why do I do this?

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Just Do The Opposite.

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“Pay more attention to what losers do wrong than to what winners do right.”. Really? Aren’t you supposed to focus on the stars and mimic each step they’ve taken to get where they are? How many self-help and business books are out there prognosticating the way to our success? Millions.

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How To Do The Hard Things In Life.

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We all encounter ‘bad’ stuff that we have to do in our lives. Make the hard phone call, visit the recalcitrant client, tell your vendor bad news. We all have that terrible interaction we all hate to do.

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You Can Be The Best You Can Be.

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I came up with a simple and powerful tool the other day. I was standing in my office in front of a large Post-It notepad sheet with a red sharpie in my hand (red delivers intention!) — and the ideas just flowed. What did I come up with to help you be the best?

A Mastermind Group Is Critical To Your Success.

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Let’s get right into it — You need to join/start a mastermind group. Here are the facts: WHAT is a mastermind group? Four to seven people in the trenches just like you, who work on their business/career, and who want to learn and grow.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.