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Texas Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Jim Bearden on “Accountability In Action…Taking Ownership of the Situations You Encounter”

Friday, September 15th, 2017

CONCEPTS

A company I’ve done work for provides a great example of this principle. This company’s employees are the people who close real estate transactions, the people who compile the mile-high stacks of documents that have to be signed by buyers and sellers at the closing table.

Several years ago, when interest rates went into a free for all, their business took off. That increase came from the thousands of homeowners who wanted to refinance their homes. During that “boom” the closers “didn’t have time” to maintain contact with their traditional sources of business, realtors.

And then the refinance craze was over. The pool of homeowners who were able and willing to refinance their homes dried up, and interest rates began climbing. I guess you could call this a situation the closers encountered. Some of them took ownership of that situation, and some didn’t.

Realizing that they could no longer rely on business coming to them, some closers began renewing their relationships with realtors. The ones who didn’t take ownership simply waited, wished and hoped for the real estate community to “come to their rescue”. The closers who took ownership of this situation still experienced dips in their business. But because of their timely, aggressive actions, those dips were relatively shallow and short-lived.

Here’s another way of describing this ownership principle:

Negative situations like setbacks and/or unexpected, unpleasant changes, provide excellent but difficult opportunities for leaders to model accountability and take ownership.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Workplace Speaker, Julie Alexander on Just Decide

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

julie-alexanderWe all know people who have made major changes in their lives or their careers. Do you know someone who has quit smoking or lost a lot of weight? Do you know someone who has established a successful exercise program, improved their grades, built a profitable business, increased their sales, paid off their debts, or started a savings program?

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Austin Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Jim Bearden on Our Feelings & the Emotional Consequences of the Mental Choices We Make

Friday, October 4th, 2013
jimcolorheadshot (1)Austin Texas Speakers Bureau presents Jim Bearden on Our Feelings & the Emotional Consequences of the Mental Choices We Make.
 
Here’s an idea I’ve had about the scope—and the power—of the choices only we can make.
 
It’s a 2-part idea, and I call it The Rule and The Application.
 
The Rule
Only you can choose the quality of your days (your life).
 
The Application
To have exceptional days (an exceptional life),
Stop looking for exceptions to The Rule!
 
My point is that the quality of our lives is an inside-out phenomenon.

Austin Speakers Bureau – Business & Communication Speaker, Anne Pritchard Grady discussing The Four Letter Word That Equals Success

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Austin Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Anne Pritchard Grady, discussing The Four Letter Word That Equals Success.

Four letter words have gotten a bad reputation.  I’m sure you can think of a handful of them right now.  There’s one four letter word, however, that equals communication, camaraderie, and results.  It has the capability to be extremely powerful, yet it often struggles to reach its full potential.  It often causes friction, friendship, and frustration, all at the same time.  What is this powerful four letter word?  TEAM.

You’ve probably seen or heard the acronym for T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More).  Why then is it so hard to create effective, high performance teams?  Because teams are made up of individuals, and individuals are imperfect.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Sales Strategist Speaker, Ann Ranson discusses Social Responsibility in the Workplace

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Ann Ranson, discusses Social Responsibility in the Workplace.

Much is being written today about social responsibility—but what exactly is it? Literally defined, it means that all people and organizations have a responsibility to society. And while many people think that it is all about the environment and going green, I describe social responsibility as being a part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

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