It was a great week! OK, we didn’t sell as many Blueprints as we’d like, but I personally had email exchanges with 81 of you who told me why you didn’t buy (more on that later). And that was the great part. I really appreciate it and our marketing team is poring over your comments.
Yep, I know you’re busy. Who’s got time to read? But there is a lot of valuable and helpful information being published each week that can make your life easier.
And we can help you with that. The ResourcefulManager team scours the ‘Net daily researching our reports, and we turn up some really interesting stuff.
In case you missed it …
So we thought we’d start sharing the best of it.
THE ‘TO-DO LIST’ BLOW UP
My friend Kevin Kruse, the N.Y. Times best-selling author, regularly rails against letting “to-do lists” run your life. Well, Sir Richard Branson says his “to-do list” is how he became a billionaire entrepreneur and blasted Kevin on the issue. Well worth the read. And then take a look at Kevin’s video response posted on his Facebook page.
BE DIFFERENT, BE AN ORIGINAL
Non-conformist can be a dirty word in management. But the truth is, it means you’re an original. And original thinking is what separates good from great. Check out this LinkedIn post, 4 Ways Being A Non-Conformist Can Get You A Promotion, by J.T. O’Donnell, CEO of CAREEREALISM.|
IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN
What advice would you give your 17-year old self if you could go back in time? Mitchell Harper, co-founder of Bigcommerce, had some salient advice in his post on Entrepreneur.com. No. 1: Age doesn’t matter.
THE 10 ‘Rs’ OF LEADERSHIP
What defines a great leader? These 10 action verbs, says Inc.com contributing editor John Brandon. And they all start with the letter “R.”
THE PUBLIC SPEAKING NIGHTMARE
Do you get sweaty palms and a dry throat when you step to the podium? Then make sure you read Paralyzed By Public Speaking? 19 Tips From Someone Like You we posted in the blog earlier in the week.
19 SOFT SKILLS LEADERS NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
44% of execs are missing this key ingredient – soft skills. Our new Essential Insights tackles it head-on. It’s concise and fast-read, so take a look.
Now keep an eye out for
We’ve got some stuff coming your way in the weeks ahead. Watch for Monday’s blog post: 11 Ways to Lose a Good Employee. We’ll also be launching a new Blueprint on Employee Retention next week.
Plus, I’ve been working on a cool, interactive tool for you on how to decide what to delegate. You’re going to love it.
Yours in success
P.S. So, what did those 81 folks who didn’t buy the Motivating Blueprint tell me?
- Motivating employees is important
- They don’t have time to read
- They don’t have any money
- BUT please keep sending your emails. They are great info.
P.P.S. After I sent that email asking for help, we set a single day sales record for the month. Go figure. Take a look, the Motivating Employee Blueprint can help you, too.