Category Archives: Productivity

It Takes Audacity to Overcome Self Sabotage – Coach Jennie Explains (Ep 44)

Do you need a coach or a cathartic shove from an Audacity Coach? Coach Jennie explains the difference and helps you overcome self-sabotage in this episode of the podcast.

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Coach Jennie and I met a few years back in an online community she was co-facilitating called “Hungry Entrepreneurs”.  In fact, I participated as one of the “Hungries” by contributing a chapter to a community-produced eBook cleverly entitled “EBooks Suck, But They Don’t Have To…”.  (Want a FREE COPY of the eBook? Just CLICK HERE and we’ll get it headed your way ASAP.)

Jennie has a new book slated for release on September 1, 2016, and we have learned pre-orders will begin in August.  All the details for that project can be found at HildaTheBook.com [Go there now and sign up to be first to get the scoop when it’s available and you’ll get a copy of the book’s preface straight away…trust me, it’s hilarious!]

Too often, entrepreneurial people can feel isolated.  That is exactly who Coach Jennie is looking too help.  She ONLY works with people who want a push, or as she calls it a “cathartic shove” and a shot of audacity to inspire them into action.

bookcoverIn this episode, we talk about suffering with self-sabotage; how to pick the clients you WANT TO WORK WITH and say no to the rest; how Jennie leverages a podcast with a unique format to attract her key clients; and how to make yourself massively available to people who want your expertise….who would never pay for it.

After you finish this episode, get deeper inside Jennie’s brain at:

Roller Derby For the Soul Podcast (over 100 episodes!)
The Audacity LAB (League of Audacious Badasses) Facebook Group

Technology discussed during the episode: www.Zoom.Us, www.huzza.io, www.blab.im

 

Connecting Caregivers with Healthcare Coaches to Improve Profitability

Cariloop-2c-rgbThe financial impact of providing care to loved ones in the United States extends far beyond the actual costs of the health care.  Michael Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Cariloop.com just couldn’t sit and let that fact “work itself out”.  He knew something had to be done. Today, his company is bridging the gap between a dynamic, complicated health care system and families working hard to ensure their loved ones get the best care…without getting overwhelmed!

This episode of Success Charger explores what happens when being born into a family of entrepreneurs meets a challenging issue facing an increasing number people in America today. You guessed it…a company is born!

The Statistics:

  • 17% of workforce employees today are also considered caregivers for loved ones

  • Caregivers provide care for an average of 21 hours per week

  • $304,000 average lifetime lost wages are experienced by caregivers

  •  Employer cost per employee/caregiver is approximately $2110 per employee per year

Cariloop provides health care coaches to work with families to navigate the pressures associated with the challenges of work-life balance amid a dynamic, complex healthcare environment.

MichaelWalsh-CariloopMichael Walsh exemplifies what it truly means to “connect” families with solutions that make an impact on their lives in a positive way.  In it, he has created a business that does not feel like “work”, yet is making a difference in the lives of many!

Learn more about Cariloop:

On the web at  www.Cariloop.com;  call a coach today at 844-790-5667; or email them at helpme@cariloop.com

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

@Cariloop – The Company
@WalshMichaelR Michael Walsh – Co-Founder and CEO
LinkedIn Company Page
Michael Walsh on LinkedIn

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Success Charger Podcast is hosted by Scott Cooksey.  For information about having Scott speak at your industry or corporate event; leadership workshops; private coaching/events, please visit www.IdeaCharger.com

 

Doug DeVitre – Screen to Screen Selling

devitreIn what seems like the holy grail of business performance, organizations are constantly looking for ways to leverage available resources without sacrificing the quality of services provided to their clients.  In this interview with Doug Devitre, who literally wrote the book on Screen-To-Screen Selling, we unpack how EVERY type of business can leverage currently available technology solutions to solidify customer/client relationships FASTER to generate profits today!

GET IN THE CONVERSATION!

Leave a comment at the bottom of this post on how YOU could be using screen-to-screen technology to enhance your business today?  Already doing it? Tell us HOW!


Advantages to Screen-to-Screen Selling Concepts Covered in this Interview:

  • Reduce/Eliminate Travel Expenses in your company
  • Increase effectiveness of leadership development efforts
  • Accelerate Team Performance
  • Make better decisions (at ALL levels of your organization) FASTER
Here’s  A Video Introduction to Screen-to-Screen Selling!


Doug’s Websites:

www.ScreenToScreenSelling.com (TONS of FREE RESOURCES)

www.DougDevitre.com (Get Doug working with YOU!)

Technologies discussed:

www.doceri.com

www.zoom.us

www.join.me

Scott Cooksey (Host) is a motivational, keynote speaker & leadership development expert who works with organizations to build lasting, profitable client relationships and high-performing teams FASTER.

For information about working with Scott or having him speak at your event, please visit www.IdeaCharger.com

As always, your comments, thoughts, and guest interview suggestions, please email us directly at podcast@ideacharger.com.

Pick up a copy of Doug’s book, Screen-to-Screen Selling HERE
(Full disclosure, this is an Amazon affiliate link, but hey, it doesn’t cost YOU any more to buy it…just sends us a little something for making it available to you!)

Read About Doug in Realtor Magazine: HERE

The Art and Opportunity of Successful Project Management with Andy Kaufman PMP [Ep 28]

“If your to-do item requires more than one step…it’s a project”
-David Allen

Under the rule established by the above quote, all of us – including YOU- manage projects each and every day.  In this 60 minute episode, you will learn that not only are projects important, but that managing doesn’t have to be difficult.  In fact, it’s quite simple if you are willing to employ a few important techniques.

Several years ago, while I was presenting for a very challenging client in Chicago, IL, a man with a tremendously addictive smile sat in the back of the room.  At the end of the day, he approached me with great enthusiasm for what was, in his words, “a rather successfully facilitated day” I had just completed.  A connection was made…and in this episode, I reconnect with Andy Kaufman, PMP to discuss the art and opportunity of successfully managing projects.

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Meet Andy Kaufman, PMP

If you think project management is boring…This episode is going to change your mind about projects and project managers.  It is JAM PACKED with solid ideas anyone can use to become more effective at almost anything you do!

In this high-energy episode, we discuss many aspects of projects including:

  • Why you SHOULD talk about risks…and how often,
  • Using the “Two Week Rule” for checkpoints,
  • How projects are influenced by the psychology of pursuasion,
  • Navigating the “Planning Fallacy”,
  • Book recommendations and
  • Much, much more….

During this interview, Andy offers a discount for any of our listeners who enroll in one of his eLearning courses using the discount code, here is the special link to GET ANDY’S ESSENTIALS COURSE and use the coupon code cooksey-50 to save $50 off of the course enrollment!  

[In full disclosure, Andy is providing me an affiliate referral fee for anyone who uses this link, but he is paying me out of his proceeds and with no additional cost to you.  Just being transparent here…]

To learn more about Andy Kaufman, hire him as a speaker, bring him in to work with your group or just read some of his articles, check out his website at www.i-leadonline.com.

Check out all the details about his podcast AND how you can earn continuing education credits for project management at: www.peopleandprojectspodcast.com.

Why You Should Skip Your Next Meeting (Ep 18)

Your Bio Was Intriguing, but Your Content was Incongruent

Listen in to these tips and the story that inspired it all by clicking the player above!

As a busy professional, I’d imagine you would agree with me that if your general opinion of meetings was published as a book, the title might be something like “Stop Wasting My Time”.  Each week,hundreds  thousands millions of meetings likely occur around the globe.  How in the world can you be sure the ones you choose to attend will be worth the time invested?

iStock_000004637317SmallHow to Choose Meetings You Should Attend

  1. Is it a “required” meeting?  If this is a standing appointment, you may still choose to “pass” from time to time.
    Weekly sales meetings are a good example. A well-run organization should appreciate that if you are not in the sales meeting because you are on an actual sales call with a customer or prospect, that is a good thing.
    However, if the meeting is your quarterly or annual review with your boss to discuss your performance, expectations, or special project you are being asked to head up, then this one probably is a meeting you should attend.
  2. Did you call the meeting?   Few examples in the world are more disrespectful than the one person who does not show up prepared (or, at all) for a meeting is the very person who called it. If you called it, you had most certainly show up (prepared) or respectfully cancel the meeting with plenty of lead time.  [Trust me, the attendees will appreciate getting some unexpected time back.]
  3. Is the topic relevant to you?  Take a look at the information regarding the presenter or the topic and decide if that message is relevant enough to your current projects, responsibilities or interests to take the time to attend.  If it is relevant, and you believe you will learn something from it, I’d say your attendance would be worthwhile.
  4. Who else do you expect to attend the meeting?  One of the best ways to get in front of a client, prospect, or influential person is to “happen to bump into them at a meeting” and learn you have a “shared interest in a topic.”  One of my most fun meetings occurred on a Saturday morning, 28-mile bicycle ride when nobody else showed up except for me and the director of an economic development team.  We showed up to ride bikes, but learned a lot about each other’s business, too!
  5. Geography If you live in a large, metropolitan area, the idea of “just across town” can literally mean an eighty-mile round trip, or worse- getting caught in a crushing traffic jam at least one-way of your traverse to attend the meeting.  If there is a 60-minute meeting that requires me to spend an hour or more in transit when I have no other business in the area or the above questions are void of compelling answers, I will likely skip it, no matter how much I “support the organization”.  It’s simply not the best use of my time.

not on timeRecently, a monthly group I have been recently attending (I even spoke to this particular group a couple of months prior) announced their program speaker. I went down the list above and determined that given the reputation of the speaker (he was quite credentialed) and the opportunity to network with a few people I expected to see there, that I’d make the 40 mile drive (one-way) “across town” to the meeting.  The lunch was tasty (maybe I should add a “culinary options” question to the list above as sushi is a definite plus for this particular meeting).  The conversation fed my creative brain with some ideas for my new program under development – another plus. But…. to say the featured speaker was running a little late would be an understatement.  He arrived about 10 minutes before the scheduled end of the meeting.

As If That Wasn’t Enough…

The moderator for the event acknowledged the promised “running time” for the meeting and informed the late-arriving speaker he could still have 10-minutes to present. [Again, as a speaker who has traveled extensively, I understand that things happen.  I was annoyed, but kept an open mind.  “Let’s see what he can do with 10 minutes”, I thought.

Here Is Where He Lost Me

With great anticipation, and a hurried introduction, the presenter jumped right into his presentation.  I suppose the elephant in the room was his tardiness.  Without any explanation, he just started into his presentation….that he did not appear to tweak one iota. How do I know that, you ask?  His opening statement…I mean he built it up as a cardinal rule for meeting speakers…was “Rule #1″…. He spent three minutes (30% of his time) touting (are you ready for it?) the importance of arriving early at every speaking engagement to build connection with his audience! If that wasn’t enough, he then paused (remember, he’s only been given ten minutes to present) to shout out an order to the restaurant employee quietly clearing the table for an order of coffee…”black.”  I quietly packed up my notes, stood up, nodded to the meeting facilitator, and hit the door.  What a hack! [I later learned he went straight into a sales pitch from there.]

Damage Done

I have been on the fence about this particular group for a while.  I had made a specific point to attend, as this speaker had worked with some of the biggest names in the business.  His materials touted him to be “America’s #1 Expert on Sales“….too bad I didn’t stick around to hear his pitch! [Note:  He was there to promote an upcoming event to which he was selling tickets…I will NOT be attending.]

If you call a meeting – show up ready for it.  If you attend a meeting – know why you are there.  If someone wastes your time – question whether it is important enough for you to attend the next one. And, if you are ever the featured speaker for a meeting, make sure you show up early to build some rapport with the audience or stop wasting my time!

Article previously published by Scott Cooksey at CookseyConnects.com

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Podcasting Microphone Coming in August 2015, I am excited to announce the launch of “Success Charger Podcast with Scott Cooksey”. As soon as we have the particulars worked out, I’ll be posting the details, but here’s a quick look at what you can expect:

  • Stories behind the tips shared inside “CONNECT: 77 Idea Chargers to Generate High Voltage Results TODAY!”  Don’t have a copy, order one HERE
  • Interviews offering deeper insights behind the stories and concepts YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • Concepts  to re-energize your business and generate deeper, profitable relationships with your clients and customer RIGHT NOW
  • Much, much more!

Production is already underway for our first episodes, so get ready to be energized with SUCCESS CHARGER: The Podcast!

Be A Connector, Not A Commodity!

“It’s not always the most popular person who gets the job done.”

-Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

Are You A LION? WHY?

I have had the privilege of working with leaders from over 1,000 companies over the years. My personality is one that suggests I have never met a stranger.  Networking is something intuitive for me, yet I find the idea of LinkedIn Open Networker (LION) appalling.  In fact, I would rate it one step above a cold caller who believes the phone book is a list of your personal contacts.

(NOTE:  For my younger readers, a phone book is a huge listing of households and businesses every land-line telephone number in a particular city or metropolitan area.  These used to be provided free of charge for everyone and delivered to your house annually.  The most impressive use I ever saw of an actual phone book was seeing it ripped in two in a feats of strength act at a school assembly.)

Big Data Is Not All Its Cracked Up To Be

Algorithms rule the world.  Everything is math. Data is meant to be crunched.  But, not all data.

According to my LinkedIn profile, my “network” has over 1,700 connections.  If you quickly do the math of “connections of connections of connections” I apparently have a “reach” of about 4 gazillion people.  The problem is, most of those people, until I offer a bit of knowledge useful to THEM,  do not care about me or the connections I have.   The point here is NOT about how many connections one has, rather, it is about the quality of those connections that truly counts.  For the record, I have personally interacted or held some kind of conversation with nearly every one of the people I am connected to on LinkedIn. (There are most certainly a few who slipped by me in a weak moment or as result of some long forgotten exchange.)

Add Value First, Reward Will Follow

If you speak as part of promoting your business, you should encourage your audience members to connect with you.  LinkedIn, however, may not be the most appropriate place.  Friends you met at a party, but don’t necessarily have any significant common ground with professionally, likely are good enough for Facebook.  If you find someone’s perspectives interesting, but not sure you are willing to commit to more than an arm’s length admission, Twitter works great.  Should you have a meaningful exchange with someone under the auspices of business, however, LinkedIn is likely appropriate.

In a previous article, I shared how you could leverage connections you have collected on Facebook into your business world. Whether you are “old hat” with LinkedIn or just getting started, I recommend beginning to build value with people you already “know”.

Say It. Don’t Spray It!

Plenty of people claim to be “networking experts”.  I have known many over the years.  The problem is, if they have to TELL YOU they are a “networking expert”, I would offer they probably have a large of business cards, but no earthly idea of what to do with all of those contacts. Here’s a photo of what I found in the desk of a previous co-worker who complained he wasn’t able to generate more sales: Business Cards

If only he had ever just tried to contact half of those cards to learn what problems they needed help with TODAY.

Here’s the gold:

Find out what problems or challenges your contacts are needing help with today and connect them with someone else you know who can offer assistance or BEST SOLVE that problem! Just GET INVOLVED with your network!

Hey, LIONs:  Less IS More!

Stop collecting connections and building a useless “network” of people with whom you never actually get to know, interact, or connect!

In my experience, a list of 100 people you know well and interact with regularly with a specific message  yields much greater results than building a long list of people whom you hope, pray, and wish someday might buy from you.   Be of assistance to your network and you will build a loyal following for life.  Who knows, they might even refer some business your way.


Scott Cooksey works with organizations to build sustainable, lasting, profitable relationships with clients and reignite the power of teams.  Learn more about how he can work with your organization or speak at your event by visiting www.IdeaCharger.com.

One Step You Must Take Before You Quit Facebook

While en route to earning the rank of Eagle Scout, I became indebted to Mr. Knight, my Scoutmaster. Whenever I needed an extra dose of encouragement, he was right there to push me toward the goal.  At times, many of us who each achieved the rank of Eagle under his guidance were not even aware that we needed a push.  Nonetheless, he was there.  Just in case I never said it, “Thank you, Mr. Knight!”

As an adult, I have long credited the path to Eagle as the single best leadership training have ever encountered.  I still list “Eagle Scout” on my resume’, include that fact in my speech introductions, and even have it listed in my LinkedIn profile.  Which brings me to the topic of this article.

I am bored with Facebook.

Recently, I downloaded my entire Facebook account and took a look at all of the information I have volunteered to Zuckerburg and Co. over the years.  Anything I have ever “Liked” since opening my account a decade or so ago, every photo I’ve uploaded, rant I’ve shared or update I have posted is all there.  I’ve told Facebook a lot about me….at least, the “me” of that particular moment in time.

Sure.  Maybe I “liked” a page to get entered into a contest.  Perhaps I thought a topic was interesting that day, and never gave it another thought afterwards.  Whatever the reason, it’s all there.  No harm, right?  Fast-forward to today.

  • I no longer understand how in the world the world’s largest social media platform decides what I see or don’t see in my “News Feed” (or whatever it is called these days).
  • Posts from people I don’t even know show up in my feeds because some algorithm seems to think I’d be interested.
  • Chronology is merely a suggestion anymore.
  • The ads….Oh, the ads. Sure, I know the platform doesn’t cost me any cash to use, but sometimes I feel like I might have sold my soul just to occasionally see an update from a high school acquaintance I haven’t actually seen or spoken to in over 20 years.
  • My “business page”…I’m fairly convinced nobody has noticed I turned it off about a month ago.  It had simply become a distraction to me, and apparently nobody else seemed to notice.

My Facebook “Last Will” and “Testament”

I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be on Facebook.  I mean, I will probably cave somewhat to the unbelievable “social pressure” to simply be there, and occasionally use the simplicity of logging into some more useful site using my Facebook login credentials, but I’m really losing interest.  Except for one thing.  My connections.

Today I did what any well-meaning netizen would do in preparation for leaving this social media world…I went to Google and searched for ways to preserve my connections.  After all, it took me YEARS to track all of those people down.

After a quick search, viewing of a 3 1/2 minute video on how to import your Facebook connections into LinkedIn (a platform I MUCH prefer today – though many of it’s recent “enhancements” have it looking more like FB every day).

Here’s the video.  You should try it!

Just before noon I uploaded my FB connections into LinkedIn and walked away.  Now, just 4 hours later, I’ve added over 60 “new” connections to LinkedIn.

If you are going to spend time on social media sites, at least make some money doing it!

A great number of people, some of whom I don’t even know how or why we were connected on Facebook, immediately connected with me on LinkedIn.  Think about it.  What’s more valuable to your success?  Knowing what bar your buddy’s buddy visited with his rowdy college friends last weekend or where he/she works, their title, and business-related interests?  Besides, YOU WILL SPOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORGE A NEW CLIENT RELATIONSHIP with a new client long before your buddy from high school EVER will.  Why not go directly to the source, share an old story from the past about your common friend, and get some BUSINESS along the way?

If you have made it this far into this article, THANK YOU.  If you are here because you received some type of automated email from me, my strategy is working.  Oh, and when I call you with that story from the one time when our friend ____________________________….You had better have a great story about them in return, so I know I can trust you enough to do business with you!

WHO SAID BUSINESS COULDN’T BE SOCIAL, TOO?

How To Fix America

GroverClevelandPopularVoteMapAs I write this post, it is Election Day in the United States.  This particular election is dubbed the “mid-term” election, as it is the midpoint of the current presidential term.  For many states, this is a key opportunity to set the stage on both the federal and state levels of government for the opportunity to make changes for the next two years.  Hope. Change. Better. Worse.  You have heard it all before, right?  Well, sort of.

Have a conversation with any toddler, anywhere in the world, and you will get an example of “cause and effect” thinking.  While the child’s brain develops, they begin to learn that when they do “this” then “that” happens.  Of particular note in our house, for example, is when bad behavior results in loss of privileges like watching her favorite shows on the iPad. [Who knew a two-year-old in 2014 would be a fan of the 80’s sitcom A.L.F and the comedy classic I Love Lucy…at least THIS week?]

As an adult, another truth begins to emerge.  Watch any well-written television drama, read a great novel, or simply pay attention to the decisions you make in your own life and it becomes quite evident that “what happens to us” is more a collective result of multiple actions, rather than a simple “cause and effect” result.

Enter the “disconnect”

We have a problem.  This water-based marble hurling through space that we call “Earth” isn’t sitting still, nor is its future completely dependent upon a single decision by any one person.  If you watch the political ads in any campaign cycle, you’d think the End Times were upon us…and it is all the fault of ONE PERSON–namely whomever the political opponent the ad’s producers seem to be attempting to discredit in favor of their own candidate.  I hate to break it to you, people, but it just isn’t that simple.

What we need in this country is innovation.  Perhaps it is YOUR IDEA that has been cooking in your brain over the past few weeks, months or years.  Maybe YOUR COMPANY has collected the talent, resources and capital necessary to launch the NEXT BIG THING, but you cannot seem to get it launched due to that ONE OBSTACLE in your way.  Or could it simply be that your mojo is in need of a reboot?

Here are the facts:

  • Infrastructure is horribly expensive and often already out-of-date by the time it is actually put into service.
  • Employers feel squeezed by regulations, lack of employee loyalty and global economic pressures.
  • Employees feel squeezed by an ever-connected workplace, a lack of employer loyalty, and wages that have simply NOT kept up with the true cost of living in America today.
  • The Democrats blame the Republicans.
  • The Republicans blame the Democrats.
  • Lobbyists blame everyone, but most importantly….
  • It has ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY—You are out of excuses!

Turn off your cable news stations.  Stop buying into the hype and Niagra Falls-like bombardment of misinformation coming at you today.  The solution IS SIMPLE.

Figure out what YOU want, need and are willing to work for.  Let’s roll up our sleeves and PLUG IN YOUR IDEA CHARGER.  It’s time to move ahead and make success happen for YOU.  It’s really not up to anyone else.

DAMN THE TORPEDOS!

Sound off below and share you are going to DO FIRST to change your trajectory and get yourself back on track! You are not alone. Let’s get you POWERED UP! Tell us what you need!

Three ways to turn your log-jammed meeting into a productive jam session

“Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.”
– Temp, Office Space (1999)

Why do you attend your last team meeting? If your answer was “because it’s Monday, and we always start off the week in our team meeting”, I’m going to ask you to stop. Just stop. Remember what Vanilla Ice taught the world in his hit “Ice, Ice Baby”…

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STOP.

For the love of all that is productive, I am giving you permission to just STOP. Stop having meetings “because we are supposed to”. Or “because three years ago, someone put a recurring, weekly meeting on my calendar with no end date and I just keep going”. Perhaps you attended it because you “thought I was supposed to have a meeting to ____________ (insert some meaningless “conventional wisdom” here).”

  • Have meetings with purpose. Unless that purpose is specifically to brainstorm or be a creative session, the meeting’s purpose should already be known.
  • Stop telling people they will find out about what the meeting is about in the meeting. If you don’t issue an agenda to requested participants, along with any necessary documentation to fully understand what you’ll be covering, then do not expect anyone to attend.
  • The purpose of your meeting should be to confirm or debate a decision that has already been made. If you shared the details in the step above, the meeting may well be over before it begins…and that is a good thing. Relevant, important debate is given space to occur. Time wasted in meetings where everyone already agrees and understands their role is avoided. Productive activities prevail.

COLLABORATE.

Presuming your meeting actually DID need to occur (e.g. There is need for some debate, challenge or creativity session) it is your responsibility to show up with an open mind.

  • Be vulnerable. If you think the concepts discussed (either in your meeting or the pre-info) are headed down the wrong path, speak up. You may be right. Then again, you may be wrong. You will be able, however, to move forward knowing you gave your dissenting opinion some air to breathe.
  • Creativity needs space. Often the road to the idea you need goes through a very bad place. Discussions, brainstorming sessions and creative endeavors often find at least a few rabbit trails that take you off course. Go with them. Explore the absurd solutions. You don’t have to DO them, but they just might get you (not surprisingly) to the innovative, new possibilities you seek.

LISTEN.

Leadership is never about you. I know…people SAY great leaders do great things- and they often do- however, the best leaders are those who inspire people around them to bring their personal best each and every day.

  • Admit your addiction – The first step to recovering is to first admit you have a problem. Get your ego out of the way and focus on building meaningful connection with people around you. Inspire THEM. Leadership is earned through action, not by title.
  • Before opening your mouth, ask these three questions:
  1. Does it need to be said?
  2. Does it need to be said by me?
  3. Does it need to be said by me right now?

Sometimes there is great value in simply keeping your mouth shut.  Especially if you are (or inspire to become) a leader.

So there you have it. Three simple steps you have heard since middle school. Stop. Collaborate. Listen.

Light up the stage and wax a chump like a candle…Dance!”
– Vanilla Ice, “Ice, Ice Baby”

 Scott Cooksey and the IdeaCharger team work with organizations and leaders who want to (re)charge sustainable leadership and results-generating teams.  Contact IdeaCharger today to learn how.