Month: March 2019

7 Blind Spots that you Need to be Aware of

By butler.jeff1 / March 8, 2019 / Comments Off on 7 Blind Spots that you Need to be Aware of

Inspired by Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman. Earlier this week, I wrote a post on six common mistakes that people make in decision making. This particular post, there are seven entirely new loopholes that people have in their minds when they are going through the decision making process. If you haven’t…

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How to build a dream mentor relationship through cold email. Here’s what I did

By butler.jeff1 / March 7, 2019 / Comments Off on How to build a dream mentor relationship through cold email. Here’s what I did

You want one, I want one, and even my neighbor wants one.   Who wouldn’t want a mentor that could guide them along the bumpy trail of life? Earlier in my career I began to prioritize finding inspirational mentors which meant trying all different obscure ways to start mentoring relationships. After a whole lot of…

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6 Common Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Making Decisions

By butler.jeff1 / March 6, 2019 / Comments Off on 6 Common Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Making Decisions

  Inspired from Judgement in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman   Don’t trust your gut. Unfortunately, trusting your gut in managerial decision making can often lead to unreliable solutions to simple problems. Many people would argue that you need to fail fast in order to learn from your mistakes. But can people learn…

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Millennials killed Toy R Us, AppleBee’s and Hotels. Now they are coming for the NBA

By butler.jeff1 / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Millennials killed Toy R Us, AppleBee’s and Hotels. Now they are coming for the NBA

When I first heard people complaining about Millennials killing industries, I thought it was older generations complaining about the direction change in the market and it was nothing to worry about. However, after some research looking through much innovation, many industries that were older generation nostalgia are disappearing faster than ever before. Technology is to…

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6 Pillars to Effective Decision Making

By butler.jeff1 / March 4, 2019 / Comments Off on 6 Pillars to Effective Decision Making

Inspiration from: Judgement in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman   “Whoever decided that was probably drunk.”   There are many decision that in retrospect seem completely ridiculous considering their original intention. Maybe it was the decision to open up a new department which subsequently closed weekly after announce? Or maybe it was to…

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10 Questions You Need to Ask in Every Negotiation

By butler.jeff1 / March 3, 2019 / Comments Off on 10 Questions You Need to Ask in Every Negotiation

“I will give you half of that.”   Whether you are haggling someone for a car or negotiating your base salary, learning how to negotiate is an invaluable skill that can help you in many areas of life. In my line of work, I have the unfortunate or fortunate privilege, depending on how you look…

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TED Talks: 10 Lessons from TED regarding Leadership

By butler.jeff1 / March 2, 2019 / Comments Off on TED Talks: 10 Lessons from TED regarding Leadership

A leader is a dealer in hope – Napoleon Bonaparte What does it mean to be a leader? How does one become a great leader? What does it really take? These are questions that the best leaders of all time ask themselves constantly, and that’s probably part of what makes them great. But, the recipe…

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How to Structure Interviews to Limit Bias

By butler.jeff1 / March 1, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Structure Interviews to Limit Bias

“Be Engaged!”   That was the exact advice that a bias company provided in order to eliminate interview discrimination. With all the talk about interview bias, there are numerous companies and experts springing up for business opportunities preaching what they consider best practices. While most of them have good intention, many of them preach methods…

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