Ensure you think things through using the “Common Topics”

Signs that your team needs to better think things through: If any of these symptoms resonate with you, this post has one of the classical Lost Tools of Business to help you think things through.  Communicating, Persuading, Uniting “It was so useful to just get another perspective.” Clients say that all the time. But the funny thing: I rarely give …

Wrestle to grow

Ripe Fruit The story goes that one of Plato’s students invited him to come teach Dionysios, king of Syracuse. Dionysios was a decadent king, and the student hoped Plato could help the king learn to love wisdom, develop self-discipline and rightly lead his people. Instead, the king exiled Plato’s student, then kept Plato under an informal house arrest. He couldn’t, …

“Training without coaching is a waste of time.”

The quote in the title is from Dr. Howard Hendricks. And it speaks to the connection Hip Socket strives to make between my work, coaching, and my passion, classical thought. Perhaps you don’t have time to read the sales-oriented white paper at this site, but the statistics in the summary are damning. Two in particular: Sales trainees forget half of …