Category Archives: The Future Of You!

The Hazards of Cruise Control – Four Steps to Embracing Change

“Cruise Control is the enemy of success.  We resist change because we overestimate the value of what we have and underestimate the value of what can be gained through change.” When faced with change, there is often a feeling of disorientation. One minute you are cruising along in a certain direction on a path that […]

When setting goals, is time on your side?

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – Admiral Jim Stockdale We are all probably familiar with the above excerpt from Jim Collins’ book […]

What makes YOU amazing? by Roz Usheroff

The above quote came across my Facebook page and I must admit that it got me to thinking . . . what makes me, or for that matter you, amazing? It seems like a ridiculously easy question for which there is going to be an equally easy answer.  At least the answer should be easy. […]

On The Firing Line (Part 2): Why Pull the Trigger? by Roz Usheroff

No!… But, I have my own company for about 20 years now. And if anyone should be fired it should be me. Thanks to my team for keeping me on the straight and narrow. So, I guess the answer is choose loyal, faithful people, let them know you can goof up, and they will cover […]

No "I" in Team was the Golden Rule for Canada's Men's Hockey Squad by Roz Usheroff

Like all Canadians I was so proud of our country’s performance at the just concluded Winter Olympics. While we fell one medal short of our total in 2010, it was nonetheless reflective of a stellar effort on the part of all of our athletes to compete at the highest possible level when it mattered the […]

Bringing out your inner spotlight by Roz Usheroff

In what is today a competitive business world where no one is safe or indispensable, toiling in relative obscurity is a surefire way to find yourself on the outside looking in regardless of the results you deliver.  In other words, you have to support performance with the right amount of exposure to ensure that your […]

How To Toot Your Horn Without Blowing It

Being humble is admirable, but it could be a career blocker. Most people don’t know how to explain their value, and if you never talk about your vocational accomplishments, your workplace progress could come to a standstill. It’s crucial to be prepared to promote yourself in a meaningful way, and that requires having a well-crafted […]

What Is Your Story?

I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Bertice Berry speak and have to tell you that her humorous, yet powerfully insightful comments left quite an impression. Berry who, has the sixth of seven children grew up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, defied the odds to graduate magna cum laude from Jacksionville University, receive The President’s […]

Is your brand your most powerful negotiating tool? (Part 2)

“Without question, brand and brand image make a big difference. For the ‘trusted’ brand, the pressure to negotiate will be less – they are known for honoring their commitment and indeed their future image depends on meeting their commitment.” Tim Cummins, CEO IACCM In his response to my previous post, International Association Contract and Commercial […]

Can a brand be both enduring and relevant?

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” ― Eric Hoffer While yesterday’s post about the milkman and his enduring impact on American society was a wonderful stroll down memory lane, it nonetheless raised a very interesting question.  Specifically, […]