Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Every day, in every city, in every corner of the world I run into people who tell me their horror stories about their “bad boss.” Now you can choose to think these people are just complainers or you can decide that there must be some truth to these ugly stories. 1. The boss who is disruptive in the office and is constantly messing around with everyone and causing loud disturbances 2. The boss who dumps vs. delegates and then complains how busy he is 3. The boss who doesn’t walk the talk – can’t train the sales person on how to close a piece of business because they haven’t sold in years 4. The boss who is moody 5. The boss who has favorites 6. The boss who brings all their personal drama to work 7. The boss who is so complacent they could care less 8. The boss who throws everyone else under the bus 9. The boss who takes credit for others work 10. The boss who got to be the boss because the other bad boss left If none of these are you – good! If you are any of these – change yourself right now. Don’t wait for a coach, to read a book or go to a class – just simply make the change. If you work for one of these call me at 1-800 BUST-A-BOSS and let me take it from there...
Friday, November 9, 2012
Looking at your past can always allow you to see a better vision of your future. Twenty five years ago I started Master Connection Associates, and my father was the foundation of my new future. My dad – Ed Pierce, was the head of training & development for The Shell Oil Company. I had watched for years as he led a team of training professionals all over the world in the oil industry. He was an icon with American Society of Training & Development and a founding member of Sales Marketing - Training organization. I brainstormed with him about my idea for training in the hospitality industry and his guidance and feedback was the pathway to where I am today. As a successful Director of Marketing with Westin Hotels & Resorts, I felt I had what was needed to be a great trainer. He felt otherwise. He told me the last thing I wanted to be was “one of the people out there telling their old stories.” So I took his advice, studied the field of adult education and he began to mold me. The rest became history. Today, he is still our mentor, designer and oversees the Educational Technologists on our team. He is my go to person for advice, challenges and new ideas. Many times we forget about who and what got us to where we are today, and that it may not take us into the future, but it is and always will be our foundation that will help create our success tomorrow. Never forget what got you here, and never stop looking at where you are going.