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Anyone Else Think Like This?

The main reason we get rejected

Wisdom on a napkin
Intellectual joy. Loving thinking hard. No one cares about your past. We want to know where you’re going tomorrow.

The main reason we get rejected would sound like this from the recruiter:

The reason I didn’t hire you is not because you’re not qualified, it’s because I don’t believe your story.

Hat tip to Judi Glickman on LinkedIn Learning.

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Being Brave

Drum roll please?

Negotiate like a Mouse? Or like Bob Iger? Or both?

Drum roll please?

Today is the moment that will determine 2020 vibrancy for two sides.

One side is a 1000+ employee organization. The other side is a one-person army.

In minutes, i’ll be hitting the send button and the price is shared. The email is the fifth in a series of pitches.

Five email pitches, plus conversations, is an example of .think .differently

Non-traditional processes can be overbearing for executive steeped in business tradition.

For the first time ever, i’m prepared to negotiate because there’s room for it in the price.

That said, i’m also prepared to walk away.

This is going to be an extraordinary learning opportunity.

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No really

i never let that happen, except yesterday

Disney Keynote speaker
Awaiting an intimate group of the seven top company executives. Take note of the five blank posters on the far wall.

 

Disney management Consultant
Revealed these posters one by one after the content was revealed during the slide presentation.

 

i resisted doing it, and told the CEO why. But i did it anyway as a favor to the CIO who recommended me – he is also a former client from Disney Institute.

i was justified in not wanting to do a “sales presentation”.

At best i give myself a C (average).

My goal is never anything less than an A+.

Five core topics with a total of 19 strategies, plus two 10-15 minute activities was impossible in 60 minutes, my allowed time.

i went over by 10 minutes and used a verbal Uzi to spray as much content as possible – for their benefit.

i opened and closed with activity, there was none for the 40-minute middle chuck.

i never let that happen.

Except yesterday.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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