“This is my world and in my world you gotta get dirty. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m getting dirty.” – Django (the d is silent) It was 10:30 am on New Year’s Day when I watched Django Unchained with my wife. The signature Tarantino western movie had been sold out almost everywhere the day before. After three hours of graphic [...]
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Act like a leader and think like a manager. Really? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? No, because leadership is action, period! And if you don’t remember anything else from this article, remember that people judge you by your “actions,” not your thoughts or “intentions.” When it comes to leadership and management, many people mistakenly [...]
In roughly four short years, Lady Gaga, the eccentric pop star phenom has become a household name by building an iconic brand that has resulted in earnings of nearly one hundred million dollars last year. Although she came from a fairly well off family residing in New York, as a teen she throw it all [...]
University and college Faculty members across the nation are well aware of the historic fact that the average student cannot stay focused during a lecture for more than 20 minutes without being distracted. For today’s Generation Y students (born between 1980-2000), that widely accepted statistic may have fallen to about 10 minutes. Campus life [...]
A recent survey by JBG International Success Academy, a performance training and research company, asked two hundred managers, leaders and working professionals in six states and ten countries to share statements they made, or heard others communicate that were considered untactful and made others defensive. Here are the top 50 statements as a result of the survey: 1. “That’s not my job” 2. “Why can’t you do it” 3. “I’m [...]
Every year, at the start of the New Year is the time most people get excited about their New Year resolutions or goals, from saving money to losing weight or starting a business. According to researcher John Norcross, roughly 50% of the population makes resolutions, however by February, people are backsliding and by the following [...]
According to a recent Gallup Poll survey, roughly 70% of employees across the country either dislike their jobs or don’t really care about the work they perform on a daily basis. However, most must still come to work everyday to pay bills and take care of their families. But just because they come to work does not mean they [...]
With an ongoing crisis of leadership plaguing the current corporate workplace, authentic leadership from America’s next generation of managers and senior level leaders is critical. The source for a new generation of leaders with a refreshing sense of values, ethics and innovation will not surprisingly be chosen from America’s colleges and universities. But [...]
What is it that makes certain people in a company or organization come together and accomplish extraordinary things? How can a team of people who may only be average performers individually, produce remarkable results when they work together? How do they consistently exceed expectations every year and have the audacity to set even higher [...]
James Bird Guess
The Michael Jordan of Motivation
James is a speaker, author and trainer on top performance, leadership and small business growth. He went from homeless to successful boot-strapping entrepreneur, to a world-renowned speaker and trainer. Over 20,000 managers, leaders, students and small business owners have been inspired and trained, including Sonic Inc.(America's drive-in), the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Texas at Dallas, the Pittsburgh Micro-Business Institute, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Now your organization can also benefit from James' speaking and training experiences to boost employee performance, improve team performance, increase business growth, and transform people into leaders.
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