José Mourinho – One of the Greatest Coaches in Soccer History

By Michael Haynes | April 15, 2019

José Mourinho Teams Coached | José Mourinho is among many as one of the greatest coaches in soccer (football) history, and he is the current manager of Manchester United. In his impressive managerial career, he has helmed top football clubs such as Porto, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. A Short Biography José Mourinho was born in Portugal on January 26th, 1963. From a young age, his mother encouraged him to aim for success in all his endeavors. His father was a professional goalkeeper. Because of this, Mourinho always had a keen interest in football. When his father moved on to coaching, Mourinho followed his lead. He began to study opposing teams and game tactics relentlessly.…

Colin Powell on How to Be a Successful Leader

By Michael Haynes | April 9, 2019

Military leader Colin Powell rose from humble beginnings in New York City’s impoverished South Bronx. Raised by immigrant Jamaican parents, he went to public schools and attended City College of New York (CCNY), where he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). There he began a military career that ultimately led to his appointment as chainnan of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under mo presidents, George H.W Bush and Bill Clinton. Of course, he became secretary of state. Whether you are a corporate manager, a small-business owner or a PTA president, the “Powell Principles” can help you to achieve excellence. State Your Mission in a Few Words In the military,…

Daniel Goleman: What Makes a Leader?

By Michael Haynes | April 6, 2019

What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman Books, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman , one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London . Widely acknowledged as the man who brought the concept of emotional intelligence to the masses. Through his 1996 bestseller Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ, Daniel Goleman has just published Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence.  The book collects together in one volume his ‘must-read’ articles from the Harvard Business Review and key excerpts from his books. Goleman elaborates on his…

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces – Dwight D. Eisenhower

By Michael Haynes | April 3, 2019

Who Was The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces? Dwight D. Eisenhower was the World War II Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe who commanded the Allied Forces in the invasion against the Nazis. It was his superb leadership, planning and commanding ability that contributed to Allied success in World War II. He was also the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms of office from 1953 to 1961. Now you know who was the supreme commander of the allied forces. A Short Biography Dwight D Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14th, 1890. He was the third of seven sons in the family. At…

Steve Jobs Marketing Strategy (Is Pure Genius)

By Michael Haynes | March 29, 2019

Steve Jobs Marketing Genius When it comes to marketing, there is very little which is invented. Just as Mick Jagger of the Stones so poignantly summarized, “There is no future in rock ‘n roll music, it is all only recycled past.” Steve Jobs marketing genius was in seeing the brilliance of Nike, in showcasing star athletes of the 80s such as Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Lester Hayes, and slapping their logo next to them. Nike knew the psychology would take over, and take over it did. Jobs’ did the same, but instead of star athletes, he created sexy products and used psychology to build an “elite brand.” He knew…

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Making the Most of Fringe Benefits for Business Owners

November 25, 2018

A fat paycheck isn’t the only way to take money out of your company and it’s not always the most sensible tax-wise. Fringe benefits often accomplish more in the way of tax savings. Review these possibilities with your tax adviser: For Company Owners Loophole: Have your company buy a hefty group term life insurance policy on your life. The premiums will be fully deductible by the company as long as the plan coverage does not discriminate against lower-income employees. Through a quirk in the tax law, this strategy creates tax savings for you. How it works: Say your company pays the premium on a $1 million insurance policy on your…

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Customer Service Best Practices for Email

November 22, 2018

When using E-mail for customer service purposes, be sure to follow this helpful advice: Answer quickly—customers using E-mail expect a prompt response, usually within the same business day. Use the “Reply” key in your E-mail program so that the customer’s note is part of your response. Avoid slang, jargon and anything else that could be considered insulting, such as writing in all capital letters. Don’t send attachments—not everyone can open them, and some users are afraid to open them because of the threat of viruses. Instead, paste the contents of the attachment directly into the body of the E-mail. Treat E-mail as you would paper documents—assume it will be kept…

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Business Card Dos and Don’ts

November 19, 2018

When creating business cards, be aware of these dos and don’ts: Do use a white background, not colored. List a home number only if you have a phone line dedicated to business. Present the card at the end of a conversation, when both parties have an interest in staying in touch. Don’t list an unbusinesslike E-mail address. Have a photo of yourself on the card, mention a degree, unless it is necessary for your specific field. Helpful: Keep cards in a place that you can reach easily so you never have to search for them in a purse or pocket.

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