Four Guidelines for Showing Appreciation

By Neil Phillips. Who doesn't want to be appreciated?  Raise your hands! We all like being appreciated and (with the exception of my grumpy neighbor) we all do appreciate others.  Unfortunately, we fall far short of excellence when it comes to showing our appreciation. Recent Department of Labor statistics show that only about 17% of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T15:46:26+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Do What I Do

By Neil Phillips I have had the opportunity to observe many leaders in business, some are field leaders while others are corporate. When I think back, there are some people who commanded leadership through their person, not their position.  They were authentic leaders.  They understood people. They cast vision.  They built alignment to goals. They [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:17:57+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

A Letter of Gratitude

By Dana Phillips. This Thanksgiving, I am more thankful than ever.  No matter what is going on, we can find something for which we can be grateful.  We have never met one of our son-in-law’s; he and our daughter, Davina, were married after his incarceration.  We write letters every week and it has been a [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:19:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Non-Squishy Reasons for Gratitude

By Neil Phillips. This is the time of year when you read a lot about finding your sources of gratitude and expressing an attitude of gratitude throughout the season.   After you read 6 or 7 of these, they seem squishy.  Squishy in the way that they have a sense of insincerity or are over ingratiating.  [...]

By | 2017-11-20T18:06:03+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Coaching, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Thriving Through The Holidays

By Neil Phillips. Face it.  You are the most limited resource that you have. You never have enough of you to go around. The 24 hour day is not long enough. You are feeling pressured to get more done at both work and home; the guilt is starting to pile up. You are caught up [...]

By | 2017-11-16T07:09:18+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

How To Make Accountability Work

By Neil Phillips. You set a goal.  In your mind, the odds aren’t very good that you’ll make it so you don’t tell anyone and risk having to hang your head as a failure. What you don’t realize is that you are more likely to fail. You are minimizing the consequences of failure.  When things [...]

By | 2017-11-14T06:42:10+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Coaching|0 Comments

5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Team

By Karen Orem. November is a great time of year to express the gratitude that is in your heart. Calendar time during this busy time of year to let your team know that you thought of them today. Here are five ideas to help you get started: Write a handwritten thank you note to each [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:44:38+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Team

All “Why’s” Matter—Even the Little Ones

By Neil Phillips. In direct sales, we tend to speak of the “emotional why” as that glorious motivation that you can barely articulate and seldom bring to words without a lump in our throat or tears in your eyes.  We all have those reasons.  Often, however, you can support your consultants by focusing on more [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:22:53+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Strong Partnerships Build Around Action Plans

By Neil Phillips. Well-designed action plans are an important part of working with a direct sales team. That’s a DUH type of statement. Slippage inevitably occurs between plans and activities. Without an action plan for future business development, it’s more like tectonic plates grating than the flipping of pages in a book. Actions plans are [...]

By | 2017-11-01T16:49:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Coaching|0 Comments

Coaching to Create a Well Defined Vision

By Neil Phillips. Every single leadership book I read, and I read a lot of them, points to vision, seeing where you are going, as a vital part of leading. Many of you have a vision for your future.  Unfortunately, for some of you, it is ill-defined. I remember my vision in 1986.  (Yes, I [...]

By | 2017-10-25T19:02:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Coaching, Mindfulness|0 Comments