Written by on October 20, 2014 - No comments

Our work in the billboard world is as rewarding as it is challenging. In order to help a myriad of businesses grow and succeed, we constantly reflect and train on many fronts.

Over the last three staff meetings we were assigned the task of reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”   What a classic!  And what a humbling experience!!   This is such sage advice, perpetually relevant, and yet still so rarely employed in our daily living.   One glance at today’s Network TV programming and Hollywood output shows that, in many ways, we are moving away from these principles, not applying them.  

I was charged with leading the discussion on the last section this week… the section on Leadership.   Again, talk about humbling!  I can say this with all truth, though….I have so far to go in how to deal with people.    I took this opportunity to jot down the lessons I’ve learned as a leader.   There were 12.  

For this blog let’s start with one of them.

Your actions today will shape the leader you are tomorrow.   Or, in another way to think about that is this:

If you want to be a leader tomorrow, act like a leader today:  See things through your boss’s eyes.  Boldly recommend solutions, instead of bringing your boss problems.   Be passionate about what you do. 

By the way, if you can’t be passionate about what you do, then find a place you can, and as soon as possible, for you are not in the right place and your time there won’t ever be fulfilling.  For if you think your work today isn’t fun, good luck motivating others to do it later in your career!

Yes!  Act like a leader today.  Immediately.    Not tomorrow.  Today.  This is the surest and fastest way to become one.

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Eric Murr, General Sales Manager | emurr@kegerreis.com | Follow me: @ThePoetMuse Manager. Trainer. Presenter, Eric has spent 20 years in sales and personnel development, leading various companies to higher profits and dramatic increases in revenue.  From top 10 Media markets to smaller business owners, Eric brings to the table knowledge of thousands of media programs, small and large.

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Written by on May 20, 2014 - No comments

There have been these extra 5 keys on my key ring for many moons… how long? I wish I could tell you. But in the car I’m now driving these keys dangle and annoy the heck out of my thigh when the car key is in the ignition.  So they became a new focus for me lately. I finally asked myself… Do I need this extra baggage? Do I need these keys, and are they an important part of my life? No, I don’t. I honestly don’t remember what 4 of these 5 keys even open. So today, I’m cleaning out my mind and load with 5 less keys. It’s not a big deal, but there is a lesson in this metaphor…

The popular social media author and publisher, Seth Godin, wrote recently about the issue of clutter in the mind, and how important it is that we recognize that we can’t do more than one thing at a time. The whole notion of “multi-tasking” is actually a popular myth. Yes, we can walk and chew gum. Yes we can play the guitar and sing at the same time, but only with things that we have committed to memory, or are part of our auto-pilot routine. Tackling important tasks require much focus and attention, and need all of our energy–energy that is in short supply.  Plus, we are all under the gun to accomplish more in less time.

Rid yourself of clutter and things that don’t serve you.  As has been said before: Cut off that which does not serve you and cast it into the fire. Clutter is more debilitating that you realize, and I bet there are many routines, relationships, and perceived values riddled in your schedules that are not serving you, and instead distracting you from greater things. They are thieves; make no mistake. There is a great cost to leaving them in your world. So what can you de-clutter so that you can focus better?

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Eric Murr, General Sales Manager | emurr@kegerreis.com | Follow me: @ThePoetMuse Manager. Trainer. Presenter, Eric has spent 20 years in sales and personnel development, leading various companies to higher profits and dramatic increases in revenue.  From top 10 Media markets to smaller business owners, Eric brings to the table knowledge of thousands of media programs, small and large.

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Written by on April 23, 2014 - No comments

This month’s post is actually going to encourage you to read a different blog.  The author is Seth Godin, and if you are any student of capitalism or have any desire to improve your business and culture, then we strongly suggest you subscribe!  This man cranks out more great advice in a week than most authors crank out in a year.    Click here for Seth’s latest, “They’re your words, choose them,”…   It’s another good one!

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Eric Murr, General Sales Manager | emurr@kegerreis.com | Follow me: @ThePoetMuse Manager. Trainer. Presenter, Eric has spent 20 years in sales and personnel development, leading various companies to higher profits and dramatic increases in revenue.  From top 10 Media markets to smaller business owners, Eric brings to the table knowledge of thousands of media programs, small and large.

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