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Decisions

Napoleon said, “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.” Strategies, careers, companies, they’re all made of decisions the way glass is made of sand. The quality of your decisions is what makes you valuable. It’s been said that the toughest decisions are the ones that can’t be delegated.



You would think people would give serious thought to such a serious business. Are you serious about decisions? Start with the Latin decidere. It means… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on February 16, 2009 at 7:57am — No Comments

2008 Sexiest Golfer Survey

The question of who is the "Sexiest Female Golfer" for 2008 was decided by American Beer Drinking Club members. Members and visitors to our website voted all year.

2008's Sexiest Female Golfer is ...........

Added by David Hottle, CPC on January 22, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

A Toast With the Patron Saint of Beer

In much earlier times, beer was not something people drank when they wanted to get a "buzz" while watching a ball game. No, Europeans and others made beer because it was a way to make sure the water was safe to drink.



King Gambrinus, known as "the patron saint of beer," has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. Particularly during the late nineteenth century, the image of Gambrinus was used by countless brewers to promote their… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on January 8, 2009 at 5:02am — No Comments

Think You Are Too Old To Try Something New?

Age isn’t always a factor in your success or failure.

Consider these famous examples:



Actor George Burns won his first Oscar at age 80.



Golda Meir was 71 when she became prime minister of Israel.



At age 96, playwright George Bernard Shaw broke his leg when he fell out of a tree he was trimming in his backyard.



Painter Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was 80 years old. She completed more than 1,500 paintings after that; 25… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on December 17, 2008 at 6:06am — No Comments

Most Unusual Tactics Candidate's Have Used To Get Hired

In a survey of Executives, they were asked to describe the most unusual or creative tactic they’d seen job candidates use.



Their responses were:

“One candidate handcuffed himself to the desk during the interview.”

“One candidate sent his resume written on a softball.”

An applicant rented a billboard that could be seen from our office window and used it to list his qualifications.”

“Someone being interviewed jumped on the managers desk to make his… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on November 19, 2008 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Labor Day Celebrates The Worker

I’d like to honor each and every one of you who is involved in hiring or recruiting your companies talent throughout the world. Labor Day celebrates the “worker” and you each play a VITAL role in enhancing the lives of the individuals you have hired in jobs!



Take time today to feel “GREAT” about the work you do because you “change people’s lives for the better.” Congratulations and take time to celebrate and give yourself, a well deserved “pat on the back” this Holiday!…



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Added by David Hottle, CPC on August 29, 2008 at 5:20am — No Comments

Why The Best Leaders Take Action First And Ask Questions Later

Aspiring leaders often assume that their role models are successful because they make careful decisions. While it is true that executives who act impulsively, without considering available intelligence, risk making huge mistakes, it is also true that highly effective leaders believe quick action is key to success. Here is why:



There is No Answer Book. Today’s leaders face an extremely fluid marketplace. Instead of pouring over old data to understand a new challenge, leaders… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on August 26, 2008 at 6:04am — 3 Comments

Opening a Bottle With Your Bare Hands

Okay, so you are at a party and snatch an import in front of a hot girl. Of course, there is no opener in sight. You want to look cool in front of the girl. What to do?



Are you wearing a ring? Great. Slip the ring on your middle finger and rotate it until the thickest part faces down.



Grasp the bottle firmly with the hand without the ring and bring your ring hand over the top palm flat. Tilt the neck of the bottle slightly away from you, position the outside portion of… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on August 21, 2008 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Connecting with Connectors

If you’re only six degrees separated from everyone in the world (as in six degrees of Kevin Bacon), it’s because some people know a lot more people than others do. They are super connectors. Here are four examples of super connectors: restaurateurs, headhunters, politicians and journalists.



Such people should be the cornerstones of any flourishing network because being connected to them means you are also loosely connected to many more people, often from many different worlds than… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on August 5, 2008 at 7:02am — 2 Comments

Weakness or Strength?

I heard this story and hope I can repeat properly.



Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take for example, the story of one 10-year old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident.



The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. He was doing well, but he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.



“Sensei’” the boy finally… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on May 13, 2008 at 5:04am — No Comments

Create Your Own Reality

In college we used to sell coupon books door to door, and we used to have a term, “Create your own reality.” This meant that as soon as someone broke a sales record, it changed our entire outlook on our job. For example: If the record was 20 coupon books in four hours and one day someone broke the record and sold 25, we were no longer happy if we sold 20. Why? Because we now realized it was possible to sell more.



Every day we were trying to create a new reality. The same story is… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on April 22, 2008 at 5:35pm — 4 Comments

The Most Memorable People In The World

Pop quiz (and it doesn’t count if you look up the answers.)



Who were the highest paid CEO’s for the past 3 years?

Who were the last three Heisman trophy winners?

Who were the last three winners of the Miss America pageant?

Who were the last three winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature?

Who were the last three recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize?

Who won the last three Academy Awards for Best Actress? Best Actor?



So, ho did you do? You… Continue

Added by David Hottle, CPC on April 16, 2008 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

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