Leadership Decision Making

3 Habits of Terrible Decision-Makers

Decisions. Our life is full of them, and that’s why our lives are often very annoying. I don’t remember ever agreeing to become an adult, do you? I never asked for this. I was perfectly happy as a child, being force-fed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because that was the easiest thing for my mom…

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How to market to millenials

How To Market To Millennials (And Incidentally Everyone Else)

To listen to the marketing world, the so-called “Millennials” are the only demographic worth paying attention to anymore. To be fair, marketers have always targeted the young, and this is a huge group of young people – 80 million to be exact, even more than the Baby Boomers whose tastes and culture have until recently…

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Best Millenials Book

The Best Book for Older Professionals

Do you work with a bunch of ‘millenials’? Well, then this video is for you. This is the second video in our series of videos promoting my newest book, “US vs. THEM!”.

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Travel Tips - Go Somewhere Awesome

Go Someplace Amazing!

Welcome to summer! At least I hope it’s summer where you are. So far pretty much every day of my summer has involved a 50% chance of rain, and it’s rained 90% of the time, which means that meteorologists are really bad at math. I’ve been forced to mow my grass twice a week, which…

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US vs THEM by Jeff Havens

It’s “US vs. THEM!”

The first in our series of videos promoting my newest book, “US vs. THEM!” And you should watch it, even if you hate reading or are illiterate. It’s hilarious, and features children and the worst weight-loss device ever. How did those things make it into a video about my book? You’ll just have to watch…

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Jeff Havens Motivational Speaker

4 Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker

Hello, my aspiring professional speakers! If you’re like most people, then you loathe the idea of doing any public speaking at all. Playing music is one thing, because you can hide behind your drum set or use your guitar as a weapon in case your unappreciative audience decides to rush the stage – but there’s…

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US vs THEM Generational Book

“US Vs. THEM” is Available for Pre-Order!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you a heads-up that my new book, Us Vs. Them is officially available for pre-order! . If you’ve seen my keynote by the same name, then you’ll know the purpose of the book – to banish once and for all the idiotic notion that there are four generations in…

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Why Aren’t More “Great” Leaders Good Leaders?

*originally published in my April newsletter I’ve been speaking about leadership for several years now. I’ve read hundreds of leadership books and articles and case studies and biographies, although I have to space them out because eventually your brain begs you to stop torturing yourself and to go do something enjoyable instead. Why? Because after…

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The 2014 Word of the Year Has One Huge Mistake

Several months ago, a bunch of famous linguists and grammarians got together to pick the 2014 word of the year; however, they made a huge mistake with their conclusion.  If I were them I wouldn’t quit my day job. Check out this video:

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Jeff Havens Travel Destinations

5 Places To Go To Help You Survive the Summer

Well, there’s no getting around it – summer’s about to arrive. After months of blissful cold and weeks of glorious rain and mud everywhere you look, we’re about to be stuck with sunshine and clear skies for a few months. And trust me, I know how depressing that is. Personally I wish we could live…

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How Our Motivations Change as We Age

When it comes to generational differences in the workplace, one of the more common distinctions we tend to make is that Traditionalists and Baby Boomers “live to work,” while Gen Xers and Millennials “work to live.” This is typically presented as a generation-specific quality; in other words, Baby Boomers have always lived to work, and…

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Surprise and Delight your customers with Jeff Havens

Surprise and Delight Your Customers

So I fly a lot, and most of it is with Delta. Part of that is because I’ve never had any problem with them, but part of it is because I live in the kind of sprawling megalopolis where the airport offers a choice of…wait for it…two airlines, and the other one is United, and…

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Relax Your Way To a More Productive Life

Relax Your Way To a More Productive Life

I’m sure you’ve heard that ‘less is more.’ I’m also sure you’ve realized how often that theory is completely ridiculous. It’s not like you’ve ever said, “Oh please, give me less cheesecake, for that shall be so much more filling.” When it comes to cheesecake, more is definitely more, and usually more isn’t even enough.…

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How to Improve Your Leadership

Improve Leadership with Ridiculous Questions

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 13 In this leadership video I’m discussing how you can be perceived as a micromanager by asking ridiculous questions. Don’t do this. 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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Can Technology Replace The Need to Learn?

Can Technology Replace The Need to Learn?

A couple months ago, NBC ran an article predicting the potential demise of keyboarding classes. It seems that so many kids are becoming accustomed to texting that they don’t see the need to learn formal keyboarding.   It also seems that smartphone manufacturers believe that predictive keyboarding is advancing at a rate that will make the…

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