How to Guarantee Remarkable Value From Learning

Back in the late 1500’s, Francis Bacon, a renowned English philosopher, statesmen, scientist, and author stated that “Reading maketh a full man, discussion a ready man and writing an exact man.”

Basically, what he was saying is that reading about something but never doing anything with the new knowledge limits our growth as individuals. According to Bacon we need to discuss what we read or learn and then write about it.

How Discussion Helps With Learning

Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way

The 7 Traits of Great Sellers

This week’s book review is Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way by Ron Karr

Karr explains his time-proven and successful sales philosophy in this book. Essentially, salesmen need to be leaders and sales leaders have five beliefs:

  1. You have everything you need
  2. You can improve any area of your life that you choose
  3. Everything is possible
  4. Preparation maximizes your potential
  5. Customers come first

These beliefs enable the seven essential traits of a sales leader:

5 Remarkable Principles That Will Guarantee Business Breakthrough

What I Learned in 2016

What important principles have you discovered this past year that can make a dramatic impact on your life and business in the future?

I know it can seem cliché at the end of the year to reflect on the past year and set goals for the next year. However, it is critical to our businesses and to each of us individually to stop, take a moment and reflect on the year that has just past and determine the things that have made the biggest impact on us, our business and our family.

  • What are those things?
  • Have you learned from them?
  • Are you making changes in your life or business to leverage these important things?

How to Thrive in a World of Monumental Change

We are all aware that the world around us is changing very quickly. In fact, the rate of change is continually accelerating. As a result, individuals, organizations, businesses and even entire cultures are struggling to keep up.

Furthermore, as business leaders, we can no longer assume that the market space we occupy today will be the same market space that we occupy in six months. Products and services that we offer and the technology that we use today will be obsolete tomorrow!

Renowned authors, Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s book entitled “Revolutionary Wealth” provides innovative ideas on how changes in society, government, culture and business are transforming our lives in this century. Especially relevant, the Tofflers have compared the rates of change of major institutions in North America to cars speeding along on a highway. They have rated nine institutions with a “change” rate of speed between 0 and 100 miles per hour as follows: