TJ Talks

WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A CURMUDGEON

They’re pretty recognizable, the Curmudgeon.   That one person who always seems to find the down side to an idea.  They ask questions and make statements that seem to stop progress in its tracks.  They never immediately go along with what everyone else wants to do.... read more

Would you Work for Maggots?

I know, you saw the title and thought, “I already work for one.”  (cue comedic drum roll) That’s not what I meant-sort of. I mean would you literally work for a place that served you maggots in your lunch?  Not on purpose, but because they were... read more

Leaders Who Go from “I” to “We”

I was recently blessed to hear Bill George speak at a leaders breakfast.  Bill George is business thought leader, Harvard Business School professor, and former CEO of Medtronic, and a man of strong faith. When it comes to being an effective leader, we would be wise to... read more

3 “F”‘s Every Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

There isn’t an entrepreneur on the planet who wants to fail.  I have yet to meet or work with a business owner who pursues failure.  Every business owner wants to succeed.   It’s part of our DNA as humans to push towards success in what we do. I recently... read more

“Ish” or “Less”, Which Kind of Leader are You?

Go ahead and google “leadership styles” sometime.  You’ll find about 29 million results. Everyone has something to say about leadership, and I guess I’m no exception, but I like to keep things simple and straightforward since we are all short... read more

Would you Work for You?

What are the 3 worst words a person can utter in their lifetime? “It’s a job.” These were the words of a former co-worker of mine when I asked how things were going. His job duties hadn’t changed.  The work was the same.  The product was the... read more

People! What you see is What you Get

No mirages, no carnival mirrors, what you see is what you get.  There’s no photoshop in real life.  And there’s definitely no photoshop for the soul.  That means we get to see the good, the bad and the pretty awful in people sometimes.  (Of course the same... read more

5 Surefire Ways to Discourage your Employees

I don’t think anyone ever sets a goal to discourage their employees. No one ever wrote this next to their senior picture in the yearbook: “My dream is to be the worst boss anyone ever had, and make my employees hate coming to work.” And yet, somehow it happens. There... read more

4 Tips for Creating a Culture of Appreciation

Everyone likes to be appreciated; to feel that someone notices their efforts and is actually glad that they exist. Regardless of whether you are intrinsically or extrinsically motivated, a simple “thank you” from your supervisor or co-worker can literally make your... read more

The Only Two Things that Matter in Business

Have you hit the 2nd quarter slump?  You had great plans for 2015 back in January.  Your budgets were set; your strategy for 2015 was ambitious but possible; your teams have been working on the details to make it happen; but along the way, you have probably forgotten... read more

News/Events/Resources

Taking the Career Leap of Faith Seminar

September 17th,2016 9-11 am @ Living Word Christian Center

Contact TJ to schedule a seminar for your organization.

 

Quote for the Day

“You can’t deliver value unless you anchor yourself in values.” —Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo

 

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