MENTOR ME – Part Two

There’s an old Mexican proverb that says, “One must learn how to lose before learning how to play.” If I hadn’t met Neil Bennett, the founder of Shamrock Companies, this proverb might have been nothing more to me than meaningless words. Neil taught me that losing was the first step in learning how to win…

MENTOR ME – Part One

Zig Ziglar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zig_Ziglar) is one of the best salesmen our world has ever known. He’s quoted often, but one of his quotes sticks with me as I go about each business day. Ziglar often said, “Rules are important, but example is the great stimulus.”  I learned that observing by example is among the greatest teachers…

ROCKS AND STONES – Part Two

Do you trust your CEO? I recently read an interesting article on the Fast Company website that ranks how people trust. In 2009, 47% of the people surveyed trusted people like themselves while 31% of the people surveyed trusted CEOs. In 2011, the survey states that 43% of respondents trusted people like themselves while 50%…