Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV!: The Dangers of Apologizing

This is the first installment of Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV where I give you leadership advice on how NOT to become a good leader. Hope you enjoy! Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! keynote…

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Which Are More Important – Hard Skills, or Soft Skills?

Last June, Entrepreneur Magazine published an article in which they reported that 16% of employers consider employees’ soft skills (getting along with others, punctuality, and other silly things like that) more important than their hard skills, which includes things like ‘technical competence’ and ‘knowing how to actually do your job.’ This means that approximately 5…

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US vs. THEM! Generational Keynote

If you didn’t know that I have a hilarious, but helpful generational keynote, well now you do!  Here’s my recent demo video for US vs. THEM!:  Putting the other Generations in Their Place!  I hope you like it, and as always, let me know if you’d like to see any specific generational videos or articles…

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3 Ways to Cope with Crushing Failure

Wow – 2014 was such a great year!!!! That’s how January posts are supposed to start, right? It’s the beginning of a new year, so everything’s supposed to be happy and hopeful and filled with positivity. That was certainly the tone of the Christmas letters you got from your family and friends. “And of course…

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Leadership Motivation: Vision.

Jeff’s leadership motivation tip for the week on Vision.  You see all those stars?  Some of them support M-class planets.  And some of them are about to go supernova.  Choose wisely.

Motivational Minute: Your Least Favorite…

In this episode of the motivational minute, Jeff discusses time management and how to get all of the annoying things out of the way and there’s no where to go but up the rest of the day! Check out more Motivational Minutes here!

How to Memorize Anything

I don’t know yet exactly what words I’m going to write in this article, but I can tell you this: if I wanted to, I could memorize whatever you’re about to read in about 20 minutes – word for word. I’m not saying that to brag, if for no other reason than because people who…

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Uncrapify Your Life This Year!

Happy New Years Eve!  I hope you’re planning something fun, relaxing, exciting, or maybe all of them to ring in the new year.  This also may be the day you sit down and think about how you’re going to better yourself for next year; however, New Year’s resolutions are always the same – lose weight,…

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Can a Keynote be Funny AND Useful?

If you’ve seen Jeff speak before, then you know that his rapid-fire combination of high caliber education and world class entertainment is wonderfully effective. But maybe you’re not the only decision maker, and everyone else on the committee is going to need some convincing. Unfortunately, experience has taught a lot of people to think that…

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4 Things to Cure the Fear of Public Speaking

I know that you probably don’t consider yourself to be in the profession of public speaking in the strictest sense. That’s because you, like most people, are smart enough that you’ve managed to accumulate skills you can’t pick up as an infant. I, on the other hand, learned how to talk and apparently decided that…

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How NOT to Go On Vacation!

Since the holidays are coming up and all of us are planning to take a few days off to spend time with our friends and family, I feel this is a good opportunity to remind my readers that we Americans are pathetic at taking vacation. A recent CNN article found that Americans are in fact…

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Turn $40 into $10,000,000

As a professional development speaker I feel I sometimes get caught up in offering solutions to improve your professional life, but I don’t offer practical applications to allow for growth in other areas, like wealth. So when I heard about this story from Warren Buffet, I thought, “Heres’ my chance!!”

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3 Effective Ways to Recover from an Argument

The holiday season is here, and that means you’re going to fight with your relatives. Not intentionally, of course, but some of them are really annoying, and it will eventually be impossible to ignore their annoyingness forever. We all get into arguments with others. It usually happens because other people are just being stubborn by refusing…

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