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October 2, 2014

Double Espresso with Roy: How to attract the career attention you deserve

It’s tough as a young professional and entrepreneur to stand-out in a herd of people all vying for limited career and market opportunities. I have teamed up with the folks at Ten Thousand Coffees to write a monthly column passing on what worked for me in my 33+ years as a successful executive leader.

Treat my articles as your “on the run” coach and and “ask me for coffee” anytime to chat about what’s going on with you.

If you seriously don’t want the job... How to royally screw up a job interview

How to avoid being start-up road kill... 5 keys to start-up success

How to survive change: ask yourself ... The Magic Question

When you think resumé do you think customized? You should… 4 steps to building a killer resume

Create your own personal ONLY Statement to express your uniqueness... 3 steps to find your career path

Don’t follow the herd. Be contrarian. BE DiFFERENT… You can’t succeed if you’re invisible

My thanks to the Ten Thousand Coffees team for helping me “spread my word”.

Cheers,
Roy

BE DiFFERENT YOU! How to Stand-Out and Power-Up Your Career

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September 28, 2014

Leader or manager: what are you?

What you do determines who you are….

- Do you give orders to people or ask “How can I help?”
- Do you execute the current strategy of the business or are you engaged in setting new strategic direction?
- Is your priority cost efficiency or customer satisfaction?
- Are you a rule enforcer or are you flexible to bend the rules where appropriate?
- Do you “govern from your office” or do you “live” with the frontline?
- Do you look for ways to disrupt the business or are you content with the status quo?
- Do people see you as a mentor or are you rarely asked for advice?
- Are you “invisible” in the organizational or are you regularly consulted on important matters?
- Do you follow orders or question what you are asked to do?
- Do you know the names of your top 10 customers or is that Sales’ responsibility?
- Do you punish for mistakes or treat them as a learning experience?

A leader is a “value-added” manager.

Managers serve a useful purpose; true leaders represent life or death for any organization.

Which are you?

Cheers,
Roy

BE DiFFERENT or be dead Book Series

Other articles you might like…

8 actions marketing leaders can take to stand out
The Magic Question
Promise nothing if you can’t execute
Are you a survivor leader?

  • Posted 9.28.14 at 06:21 am by Roy Osing
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September 22, 2014

Forget about best of breed

Too much copying creates a world of sameness.

A world of boring, invisible, indistinguishable and unremarkable organizations all trying to capture our attention.

The breakthrough ones, though, don’t try to be best of breed.

They try to be a different breed.

They amaze us.

They delight us.

They capture our hearts.

BE DiFFERENT.

Cheers,
Roy

BE DiFFERENT or be dead Book Series

Other articles you might like…

The Magic Question
Promise nothing if you can’t execute
Are you a survivor leader?
We need marketers who don’t follow the rules

  • Posted 9.22.14 at 02:49 am by Roy Osing
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September 15, 2014

Why under-promise and over-deliver is dishonest

The “under-promise and over-deliver” tactic reeks of dishonesty and utter disregard for human decency.

What it really says is “We will force you to lower your expectations and then we will do more”.

Lower the bar and walk rather than set the bar at the expected level and leap over it.

You finally get what you want but are manipulated to get it.

Forcing someone to accept less and then surprising them by delivering what they originally wanted is not a good formula for long term success.

It’s short sighted and sleazy.

Promise what the customer wants and THEN surprise them by over-delivering.

The end game in the business of serving people is the unforgettable moment.

The moment when someone is dazzled by the way they have been treated; by the delightful unexpected experience they had.

Forgettable moments are created when someone is subjected to underhanded tactics.

Create them at your peril.

Cheers,
Roy

BE DiFFERENT or be dead Book Series

Other articles you might like…

Promise nothing if you can’t execute
Are you a survivor leader?
We need marketers who don’t follow the rules
4 steps to building a killer resume

  • Posted 9.15.14 at 04:58 am by Roy Osing
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