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The “why” behind the NFL’s memorable Super Bowl Ad – SCN Encourager

If there was one Super Bowl ad that drew rave reviews the next day this was it. The NFL nailed it big time with Eli Manning’s and Odell Beckham Jr.’s version of the famous dance scene from “Dirty Dancing.” Of course, the fact that the movie premiered 30 years ago and has always been popular …

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When someone brings you an idea, do you whack it or back it? – SCN Encourager

Or do you want to hear a lot more about the idea first? This seems to be a reasonable response too, don’tcha think? What caused me to stop and think about how we respond to new ideas was this week’s cartoon from marketoonist Tom Fishburne. Obviously, Fishburne believes many leaders – in keeping with the …

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Need a favor? Be sure to include this word in your “ask.” – SCN Encourager

It’ll improve your chances of success by 9 times. It’s totally research backed. By a Harvard professor no less. Learning what’s the best word to use when making a request is just one of the many things I’m picking up from Vanessa Van Edwards book “Captivate – the Science of Succeeding with People.” One of …

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Do you know the #1 quality that makes Amazon an unbeatable competitor? – SCN Encourager

Like most things in life, I found this fact surprising. It seems Amazon’s founder and driving force Jeff Bezos really does have a competitive ace up his sleeve. It’s one we could copy… if we only had a large dose of daring swashbuckler in our DNA. And a small cut from Bezos’ personal $85 billion …

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What’s your dream? (Is it big enough? Specific enough?) – SCN Encourager

I’m glad no one asked me. I can’t articulate “my dream” without first boomeranging back with, “who’s asking?” No sense embarrassing Cindy and the girls any more than I do. (That is, trying not to embarrass them nay more than I do since it’s so much fun and I’m so dang good at it!) Anyway. …

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Super Bowl Night and Warren Buffet’s 6 keys to success – SCN Encourager

It doesn’t happen often for me. But the stars in the heavens aligned perfectly last night!         Usually a Super Bowl Party is fun and all, but I could never claim it was an essential part of my personal development plan. After all, you’re just hanging out with folks and well… you …

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