If someone asked you to play golf today, could you say yes? The one who can say yes ends up with at least four additional hours with that potential client, with the boss considering promotions, with the client thinking about a big buy, with the...

The shooting Friday at the Los Angeles airport, the finish line of the Boston Marathon, your plane lands in the Hudson or maybe something as simple as losing your backpack or briefcase - would you be prepared if anything like this happened to you? Could...

How does one become successful? How did he or she found their passion? How does this leader solve problems and grow a company? Success is not for wimps. Speak up and invite this person to a coffee meeting and ask your questions. If you get...

Verbalize what you want or need to another person. Only your mother can read your mind. Always ask for what you need. Speak up. Most people are happy to help. If they are not, move on. No drama. Move forward. Then ask someone else. Once...

If I asked you for a business card right now, do you have one? I broke one of my own rules at TEDxHouston last week - I walked around this event full of some of the most amazing people I have ever been around in...

When you do not hear back from someone, do not automatically assume he or she received your message and is not interested. Take the time to check after a few days and make sure your communication was received. Nothing is fail proof. On any given...