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Develop Your Soft Skills As a Pathway to Success

In the 1970s, Harvard PhD and New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman coined the term “emotional intelligence” (EI or EQ) to describe the interpersonal and communication skills that underscore human relations. Unlike the intelligence…

A Winding Path

Not all business journeys are straightforward. Certainly, mine wasn’t.  I don’t recall aspiring to work in M&A or Private Equity early in my life. Very few people growing up in West Texas in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I suspect, do.  Like many…

The Business of Compassion

The words business and compassion are rarely found in the same sentence within the business world. The use of these two words in the same breath may cause some leaders to wince, assuming that combining them will give way to decreased…

Want to Be More Successful? Take a Vacation

A clearer mind, a rested body, and a more positive attitude translates to more productivity and, yes, success. The concept of vacation, as we know it, is a relatively recent one.  Only since the Industrial Revolution in the 19thcentury…

The Power of Transformation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  -- Confucius Every Sunday night at 9 pm EDT I host A Climb to the Top: Stories of Transformation on New York’s Talk Radio 77WABC. The show features individuals from…

The Soul of Your Business

“Every company has a soul. Every company has a distinct set of values that colors its priorities and behaviors. Companies believe in different things to different degrees, including innovation, value, quality, freedom, choice, price, and so…

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention. Imagine this: You’'re in a hurry. You’'ve got to go to the bank, the post office, and the printer and be back in the office…

Achieving Success Means No Excuses

Blaming other people or other things for ones shortcomings will lead an individual to stagnation both personally and professionally. Turning the focus back on oneself will get the energy moving in the right direction.

Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…

Is Your Small Business Resilient Enough?

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the

Climbing the Mountains of Your Life for 2019

Strive to make this year your most challenging ever. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain On September 11th, 2001, I lost a lot of…

4 Simple Steps To Help Avoid Being Overwhelmed

Boost Your Resilience Against Getting Over Worked And Overwhelmed EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on how to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Read the first part here. Being overwhelmed is rarely something that suddenly…

Fake It Until You Become It

Finding business confidence means pushing forward and conquering doubt. We all understand the idea behind “fake it until you make it.“ The idea is that sometimes you have to act as if you are confident and believe in

Why You Should Always Be Anticipating Change

Four questions you can ask to embrace an open-to-change mindset Editor's note: 9-11 was a catalyst for change in the way we think and in the way we live. On this twelve anniversary of 9-11 we thought it appropriate to embrace change in…

Happiness, Will You Know It When You See It?

A key to success is recognizing happiness and defining what it means for you. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about the impact of fear and happiness on your ability to achieve success. Read part one here…

How to Turn Fear to Your Advantage

Consider these five steps in the process of using fear to fuel your actions. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about the impact of fear and happiness on your ability to achieve success. Read part one here.…

My Art, Passion and Work

How I invigorate my creativity outside of work As a driven, success-oriented professional, it's easy to get swept up in your career aspirations and lose sight of much else. Before you know it, your job consumes you. But while…

What You See Isn’t Always All There Is

Look deeper to understand how your brain makes decisions Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman wrote a best-seller not that long ago titled "Thinking, Fast and Slow", in which he referenced the acronym WYSIATI (what you see is all

Lucky Biz Break

Five successful Latinos talk about the role of luck in their careers. Great leaders aren’t luckier than the rest of us. They just get a higher return on luck. That’s a central argument of “Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why…

5 Tips to Grow Your Business

Hispanic small business owners should think success to achieve success and grow their businesses Grow Your Business with Success Thinking In order to be a successful small business, you have to think and act like a successful…