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Book Review “DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS” by Noah Fleming and Shawn Veltman

Dec 20th, 2017 | By | Category: book review

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Noah Fleming and Shawn Veltman’s book DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS Dealing With Difficult Customers is a book everyone can benefit from reading. Although directed toward businesses, the message of this book may be applied on a personal level. While reading Dealing With Difficult Customers, […]

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Book Review FEARLESS GROWTH by Amanda Setili

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: book review, Career advice

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Amanda Setili’s book FEARLESS GROWTH There are few problems we face in the workforce as perplexing as personal growth and helping our organization grow. In many instances our personal growth depends on how we help grow the organization. Luckily Amanda Setili’s new book FEARLESS […]

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Book Review THE WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT SOLUTION

Oct 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Career advice

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review David Harder’s book The Workplace Engagement Solution. David Harder’s book The Workplace Engagement Solution addresses one of the most perplexing problems in the workplace today: how to keep employees engaged and focused at work. The first sentence of Chapter vividly frames the issue. “According […]

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Book Review The Power Of People Skills

Aug 20th, 2017 | By | Category: book review

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Trevor Throness’ new book The Power Of People Skills. Trevor Throness book The Power Of People Skills details a sure fire way to ensure success in staffing your organization to achieve its true potential. Do ever wonder why some organizations perform head and shoulders […]

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Should we continually search for our special talents?

Aug 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Career advice

There is a saying “Everyone is good at something.” Do you believe it? Think for a minute and answer the question what are you good at? I am sure you can name a few things that you’ve accomplished or perhaps that you are a bit above average in certain things, but are you really good […]

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Book Review: Thriving In The GIG Economy by Marion McGovern

Aug 6th, 2017 | By | Category: book review, career choice, career choices, choosing a career, economy, skills, success

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Marion McGovern’s new book Thriving In The Gig Economy (How To Capitalize And Compete In The World Of Work) Marion McGovern has been at the forefront of the evolution transforming the workplace from permanent employment with a company to a free-lance, contractor-consultant, based on […]

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Book Review 7 Principles Of Transformational Leadership By Hugh Blane

Jun 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Career advice

  I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Hugh Blane’s new book 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership.   Leadership is an essential asset to achieve success in today’s fast moving society.   Unfortunately skill sets are becoming a commodity and quickly being replaced by computer’s and Artificial Intelligence (AI). My personal experience […]

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Book Review THE SALES LEASER’S PROBLEM SOLVER By Suzanne M. Paling

Dec 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Career advice

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Susanne M. Paling’s new book The Sales Leader’s Problem Solver. The Sales Leader’s Problem Solver is directly aimed at the problems sales leaders encounter managing a sales group. Although focused on sales the advice, lessons, and methodology is used to address problems that frequently […]

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Book Review THE ELEGANT PITCH by MIKE FIGLIUOLO

Aug 21st, 2016 | By | Category: book review, Career advice, career challenges, communications, decision making, persuasion, self confidence, skills, success, training, trying too hard, will to win

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Mile Figliuolo’s new book The Elegant Pitch. One key element of a successful career is the ability to convince others. Often called “The Pitch” how we sell our ideas, skills, products and services determines the level of our success. Learning to effectively pitch our […]

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The Leadership Campaign book review by the PracticaL Mentor

Jun 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Career advice

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Scott Miller’s and David Morey’s new book The Leadership Campaign. At last there is a book that bridges the separation between political campaigns and business. The Leadership Campaign by Scott Miller and David Morey is a must read for all of us who are […]

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Book Review: 101 Great Answers To The Toughest Interview Questions by Ron Fry

Apr 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Career advice

The PracticaL Mentor’s review of: 101 Great Answers To The Toughest Interview Questions, and the companion book: 101 Smart Questions To Ask On Your Interview by Ron Fry.   I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to Review Ron Fry’s 101 Great Answers To The Toughest Interview Questions, and the companion book: 101 […]

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Book Review “All Hands On Deck” By Peter J. Boni

Jul 19th, 2015 | By | Category: book review, Career advice, career choice, career choices, passion, strategy, tactics

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Peter J. Boni’s new book All Hands On Deck All Hands On Deck is a must read for all those who have an interest in management, and especially those aspiring to become a CEO. Peter J. Boni reveals his strategy to find opportunity in […]

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“Challenge The Ordinary” –by Linda D. Henman PhD. – The PracticaL Mentor’s book review

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career coach, challenges, competitive challenges, competitive environment, competitive peers, confidence, focus, opportunity, professional image, strategy, success, tactics, taking credit, trying too hard, will to win

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “Challenge The Ordinary” by Linda D. Henman PhD. How do you manage for success? “Challenge The Ordinary” so instructs Linda G. Henman PhD accomplished author, active Fortune 500 management consultant, and C level Career Coach. The global economy is constantly evolving towards a more […]

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The 5 Toughest Personalities at Work–and How to Manage Them. + a few thoughts.

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: career challenges, career choices, career coach, challenges, competing, competitive challenges, competitive peers, difficult boss, difficult boss, difficult coworkers, negativity, office problems, peers, professional image, strategy, success, tactics

No matter where we work unless we are hermits you will share work space with coworkers. It could be physical space at the office, hyperspace as in telecommuting or virtual office. Without fail, there will always be a difficult coworker or difficult boss who challenges your people skills and ability to cope with difficult people. […]

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“The Next Gen Leader” By Robert C McMillan – Book Review

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: application, aptitude, career choice, career coach, challenges, competitive challenges, competitive environment, confidence, focus, mentor, natural talent, negativity, opportunity, passion, professional image, strategy, tactics, training

“The Next Gen Leader” –Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be- by Robert C. McMillan – The PracticaL Mentor’s book review I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “The Next Gen Leader” – Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to […]

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“They Don’t Teach Corporate In College” Third Edition – Book Review

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, competitive challenges, decision making, professional image, self confidence

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “They Don’t Teach Corporate In College” Third Edition – A Twenty Something’s Guide To The Business World – By Alexandra Levit. Ask a college student what they want most, and the majority will talk of graduating and having a stellar career in their chosen […]

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The Practical Negotiator Book Review

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, challenges, closing, communication skills, communications, confidence, decision making, negotiations, professional image, self confidence, trying too hard, will to win

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Steven P. Cohen’s latest book The Practical Negotiator. In “The Practical Negotiator” Steven P. Cohen employs actual questions from people seeking advice on real situations involving negotiations. The broad range of situations and scenarios are threaded together to give relevant information to effectively negotiate […]

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7 setbacks for the middle class – the recovery aint what is seems.

Jan 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, challenges, choosing a career, choosing a mentor, communication skills, decision making, fear, government shutdown, opportunity, personality, professional image, recession, self confidence, success, trying too hard, will to win

There are many of us still reeling from the economic recession, which by all news accounts is over. I talk to so many people who are still unemployed or under employed, and many of them are beginning to believe that some how it their fault. If you listen to the news, and political rhetoric the […]

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When The Boss Is A Bully – Are you being bullied?

Jan 12th, 2014 | By | Category: aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, competitive peers, difficult boss, difficult boss, difficult coworkers, fear, finding a mentor, influential enemies, mentor, opportunity, problem, professional image, self confidence, will to win

When the Boss Is a Bully – Are You Being Bullied? The number one workplace challenge, over and over again, is the bullying boss. There are many different types of bullying, and yes even the silent treatment is a tactic for the boss to bully employees. Ever been to a brain storming session when you […]

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How to Develop Good Communication Skills – PracticaL Mentor Review

Dec 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Career advice, communication skills

How to Develop Good Communication Skills – PracticaL Mentor Review http://www.wikihow.com/Develop-Good-Communication-Skills There are several ideas of what good communications skills really are: In the simplest form, effective communications occur when information is exchanged and understood. Understanding is a part of communications that is often not stressed enough. For example: Politicians rely on their communications skills […]

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