Something You Should Know about Achieving Success

The Value Of Business Relationships

July 24, 2014


Interview with Jerry Acuff, author of the book The Relationship Edge: The Key to Strategic Influence and Selling Success




Mike Carruthers:
Think of successful people you know and they likely have something in common...


Jerry Acuff:
When we look at the most successful people, almost all of them to a person, have exceptional ability to naturally build relationships.

Jerry Acuff

The Down Side Of Success

July 23, 2014


Interview with Dr. Steven Berglas, author of the book Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout




Mike Carruthers:
While it may sound good the dream of working hard, making lots of money and then retiring to a stress less life of leisure seldom works out.


Steven Berglas :
The more successful you are and more active you are in life, smelling the roses will kill you. If you retire to smelling the roses you're digging your own grave.

Dr. Steven Berglas

Your Professional Image

July 21, 2014


Interview with William Cane President of Manhattan Makeovers




Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess are the biggest image mistakes professional men make?


William Cane:
Well the 2 biggest mistakes that men make are they fail to polish their shoes and comb their hair. George Steinbrenner the former owner of the New York Yankees was very, very wealthy and successful but he always carried a comb and before he met anybody he stepped in front of a mirror and he made sure every hair was in place.

William Cane

Important Secrets To Success

July 4, 2014


Interview with J.R. Parish, author of the book If I'd Known Then What I Know Now: Why Not Learn from the Mistakes of Others? You Can't Afford to Make Them All Yourself!




Mike Carruthers:
Ultimately our sucess in life is determined in life by how well we get along with other people. So, it's important to realize...


J.R. Parrish:
The greatest need of every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, after they have food, clothing and shelter- I don't think the answer to that question is common knowledge- It's the need to feel important.

J.R. Parrish

Creating Your Professional Image - Part 2

June 24, 2014


Interview with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success




Mike Carruthers:
To acquire executive presence you need confidence, poise and great communication skills. But what’s often left out of the equation is the right appearance.


Sylvia Ann Hewlett:
And you know appearance is fascinating because leaders talk out of both sides of their mouth. They say look we don’t really think appearance is that important in the long run it’s like 10% of the equation.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Creating Your Professional Image

June 23, 2014


Interview with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success




Mike Carruthers:
There’s something fascinating called executive presence.


Sylvia Ann Hewlett:
Executive presence is not performance it’s not whether you will deliver the goods or hit the numbers. It’s about what you signal to the world in terms of your potential.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Taking Charge Of Your Career

June 19, 2014


Interview with Dr. Karen Otazo, author of the book The Truth About Managing Your Career




Mike Carruthers:
In order to advance in your career it takes more than just skill and brains perhaps even more important is people have to like you.


Karen Otazo:
If you are absolutely great at your job but you're not easy to work with it's hard to promote you. Because promoting is about getting you into a position where people want to be with you.


Dr. Karen Otazo

Etiquette Rules In 2014

June 11, 2014


Interview with Peter Post,author of the book The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition: Personal Skills for Professional Success




Mike Carruthers:
The rules of etiquette are constantly evolving and changing.


Peter Post:
What doesn’t change in etiquette is what we call some principles that drive how those manners are arrived at. And those principles are to be considerate, respectful and honest and those are timeless in cross cultural boundaries.


Peter Post

Speaking Before A Group

June 9, 2014


Interview with Darlene Price, author of the book Well Said!: Presentations and Conversations That Get Results




Mike Carruthers:
The next time you have to speak in front of a group, and you will because we all do, you have to practice and rehearse out loud.


Darlene Price:
In fact the national average for professional speakers is 1 hour of rehearsal for every 1 minute of stage time.


Darlene Price

Can You Be Successful & Still Be Nice?

May 13, 2014


Interview with Russ Edelman, co-author of the book Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office: Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be successful you can't be too nice - that's the common advice in life and in business. And yet…


Russ Edelman:
We did a whole lot of surveying (we surveyed three hundred and fifty professionals) and out of that surveying, sixty-one percent of the people came back and said they believe that they are too nice in business.

Russ Edelman

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