Posts tagged with ‘Training’

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There Is Power In Practice (The FRONT #39)

by Mike Phillips

When you decide that you want to improve. You MUST practice every… single… day. Consistent, everyday practice creates more stamina, a complete skill set and therefore confidence. Let me start this with a real-life event. My wife and I enjoy going to the gym together. Sometimes we work out on our own, sometimes we take […]

You Have To Take The Shot

by Mike Phillips

Every once in a while. Opportunities arise. If someone offers, say YES. If you sense there is an opportunity, say YES. When it happens, remember to breathe slow and deep, inhale. Stare right down the sight and get a clear picture of the target. What is it that you want? Make sure you can make […]

Resiliency in Business

by Mike Phillips

Resilience is vital to both personal and business success. It’s the ability to recover quickly, to adapt and to move in the face of adversity or trauma.  It combines mental toughness and agility with a sort of emotional strength. Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn’t experience distress. Stress and emotional discomfort are a […]

Accountability, The Manager’s Sidekick

by Mike Phillips

Accountability is a fundamental key to any businesses success. In business we want accountability. We want responsible, successful people to work for us. We want staff to come ready-made to already be achieving awesomeness… But most often it takes a lot of consistency and work. Responsibility is the ability to act independently and make decisions without […]

5 Tips On Learning Effectively (The FRONT #32)

by Mike Phillips

Today I am talking about effective learning and growth. When people are learning and growing, it makes them more valuable. More valuable to themselves in the form of self-confidence and self-worth and upgraded intra-personal skills. It makes them more valuable to their families, improves interpersonal skills and their relationships. And certainly, makes them more valuable […]

Besides Talent, You Must Also Have Skills

by Mike Phillips

Besides talents, you must have the skills to see long-term success. Talent is defined as having a natural aptitude. And, Skill is having the ability to do something well; expertise.  I like working with talented people. People that have a raw and natural ability to accomplish and accel in their chosen craft. I also admire and enjoy working with […]

3 Things To Actively DO That Increase Influence (The FRONT #25)

by Mike Phillips

Leadership IS influence. If you engage actively in these three things, you can increase your influence and your leadership aptitude. Know yourself and your team. You must play to your strengths as well as your team’s strengths. Making sure to address and develop weak areas to minimize or eliminate shortcomings in a business environment. If […]

Tell And Show! (The FRONT #23)

by Mike Phillips

In training, you should TELL  and SHOW your staff to get the best out of them! Training and teaching are all about being in the front! We likely all remember the weekly “show and tell” when we were in school. Well, in leadership and management it’s the inverse. You must TELL and SHOW your people […]

IT’S BIG! Mayweather vs McGregor

by Mike Phillips

It started out as some open media trash-talk. I like stories like this because I dissect them for what the mind of a champion looks like. How do champions qualities carry over to the leadership arena? Then that trash talk between two fighters, early in 2015, turned into a real challenge. Now here we are […]

Follow Up And Follow Through In Sales (The FRONT #19)

by Mike Phillips

Follow through and follow up (with customers) seems to be, to many people, a lost art. I used to think that lack of follow up, or a follow up “problem” was exclusive to salespeople, in the traditional sense. I have had several experiences with many businesses lately where there is no follow through. Meaning someone at the business tells […]