Archives for January 2015

Are You Working With Professionals or Amateurs

Video Notes This week I want to talk about professionals versus amateurs. Some people say it’s really expensive to hire a professional. I’ve actually heard that it’s expensive to work with me…I know that. I want to say to the people who say this, if you think it’s expensive working with a professional like me, […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

There are four primary barriers that inhibit you from doing your best work and need to be overcome. They are: 1. Inertia. Inertia is seductive. It’s easy to get lulled in to doing your work in ways you’ve always done it even if it doesn’t work anymore. There is a tendency to become enamored with […]

Dispelling the Myth: The Time is Not Right

Video Notes This week I want to dispel a myth. The myth is: the time is not right. Ladies and gentlemen, that is absolutely a myth. Now you have certainly heard this if you are in a sales position and a management or leadership position. If you’re in a leadership position you’ve had people come […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

There are four primary barriers that inhibit you from doing your best work and need to be overcome. 1. Inertia. Inertia is seductive. It’s easy to get lulled in to doing your work in ways you’ve always done it even if it doesn’t work anymore. In far too many organizations leaders have become enamored with […]

Are You Sitting on the Pity Pot or the Gratitude Bandwagon?

Video Notes: What advice would you give to a friend that just got laid off? If you call me and want advice this is the advice you get. #1. Get on the pity-pot, and mourn the loss of your job…you may get angry, you may get upset, you may think that losing your job was […]

Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

There are numerous reasons why leaders experience lower than ideal performance. When I pulled back the curtain with a CEO client as to why employees were underperforming in his organization I found the following ten reasons. 1. A market disruption that created significant pressure to retain market share but without a clear strategy for doing […]

Why Being Bold and Provocative is Essential to Life Well Lived

Video Notes: This post is a continuation from the Monday Morning Minute from January 5th. I said that once you decide what it is you want and you’ve written it down there is something that comes next. What do I recommend next? I recommend you take bold immediate action towards what you wrote down. If […]

If It’s Not Written Down You Will Not Accomplish It

Video Notes: Welcome to 2015! It’s the first Monday Morning Minute of 2015. This is a cool day. You know why it’s so cool? Because today is a new chapter for the Monday Morning Minute as well as for you and me. Ladies and gentlemen, here’s my bold statement: if it’s not written down, you […]