Keynote Speaker Phillip Van Hooser

Disney fans, jungle jeff readers, Executives, Leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyone else visiting jungle jeff today, I’ve got a special opportunity for you.

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE, and President Elect – The National Speaker’s Association (NSA).

The reason I feel so compelled to do this is because I met Phil, and got to know him, at the 2009 NSA Winter Conference at The Walt Disney World Resort a few months ago.

I particularly want to share his June 15 blog post entitled, The Truth About Managing Change.

Phil’s blog post on managing change struck a chord with me, when I read this excerpt:

“A transformational leadership approach says, “It’s already broken, or it’s going to break. How can we seize the opportunities we have now to make it better?”

In these turbulent times, we have the opportunity to use a level of creativity and innovation that rarely, if ever, gets tapped.

Creativity involves risk.  Risk jeopardizes consistency.  Consistency is the hallmark of quality service.  Quality service is how you build your brand.

If your brand is actually your reputation, you might go as far as saying that your very reputation is on the line.

Scary, eh?

Our rewards in life are directly linked to the level of creativity, and it’s inherent risk, we demonstrate.

I hope you have time to visit Phil’s website, view a few of his videos and read his blog.  If you are looking for inspiration and practical ideas, you won’t have to look far.

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

The Stone Cold Truth

A few days ago, I promised to write more about the phrase, “the stone cold truth“. Here’s a start.

It’s a rarely used asset in much of the corporate world. Why?

Because most of us are trained to be nice to people. When we actually hear the truth, we often don’t feel good about. Why?

I think it’s because we don’t get it enough and therefore it surprises us so much, that it actually hurts. Blind spots are called that because of the key word, blind – can’t see it.

The next post is just a small taste of what I’m scratching the surface on. Happy Tuesday,  jeff noel