Bob Dickson


How Great Leaders Develop Confidence

September 25, 2017
How Great Leaders Develop Confidence

Tweet When you think of an ineffective leader, a lack of confidence may be one of the first characteristics that comes to mind. A confident leader instills confidence in their team. Their assertive nature and ability to make decisions with conviction is what makes their subordinates trust them. That level of confidence can help...
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Good Leaders Lead with Listening

September 17, 2017
Good Leaders Lead with Listening

Tweet A Harvard Business Review study identifies a good listener as one who goes with the flow of the conversation, periodically asks questions, offers feedback and remains positive. This same study breaks down the difference between an average listener and a good one. There are definite correlations between strong listening skills and strong leadership....
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How to Get Things Done on Friday Afternoon

September 10, 2017
How to Get Things Done on Friday Afternoon

Tweet The tendency to check out early around 3:00 pm on a Friday afternoon is more common than you think. In fact, experts say that our bodies naturally release hormones known as melatonin which causes us to feel sleepy around 2:00 pm. That groggy feeling is amplified on Fridays. The people who are the...
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It’s Never Too Late to Be Successful

September 4, 2017
It’s Never Too Late to Be Successful

Tweet The new wave of young professionals tends be technologically in-tune. They have a luxury that most seasoned professionals didn’t when they began their careers.  For baby boomers, resources like YouTube and Google weren’t at their fingertips when they wanted to start their companies or launch their careers. The greatest sales and business people...
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What Solopreneurs Have Wrong

August 28, 2017
What Solopreneurs Have Wrong

Tweet Have you ever noticed that when a powerful person accepts an award that they have a laundry list of “thank yous” for their team? There’s no coincidence here. As the saying goes, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The journey to the top...
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Why Some People Get Promoted and Others Don’t

August 21, 2017
Why Some People Get Promoted and Others Don’t

Tweet All young professionals are not created equal at the start of their careers. We’ve all witnessed two inexperienced people start at the bottom of a company at the same time and grow at incredibly different paces. One person may have been promoted to a client-facing managerial role quickly while the other person remains...
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The Real Cost of Employee Retention

August 14, 2017
Cost of bad hire

Tweet Countless studies have revealed that young professionals take a fluid approach to job “stability.” Younger millennials are changing their jobs just about every two to three years rather than sticking around for a pension.  For employers, this can be a nuisance. Typically, companies want to hire promising individuals that show a desire for...
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How to Win the Battle without Starting a War

August 7, 2017
How to Win the Battle without Starting a War

Tweet The Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu once said, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Can you feel the power in that statement? Imagine being able to subdue your enemy without ever having to fight. If you’re having trouble painting that picture, you’re not alone. Most people don’t have...
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It’s Never Too Late to Be Successful

August 4, 2017
It’s Never Too Late to Be Successful

Tweet The new wave of young professionals tends be technologically in-tune. They have a luxury that most seasoned professionals didn’t when they began their careers.  For baby boomers, resources like YouTube and Google weren’t at their fingertips when they wanted to start their companies or launch their careers. The greatest sales and business people...
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Why I Look Forward to Mondays

July 31, 2017
Why I Look Forward to Mondays

Tweet You know that dreaded ache that pounces into your soul at 8:59 pm Sunday night when you realize that your weekend is officially over. Tomorrow is Monday. And Monday means the start of the awful routine which you have now been programmed to believe is your life. I on the other hand, love...
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