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Coaching Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
They say for 3 out of 10, Monday morning's are fantastic! Hard, down right difficult might be the sentiment for the remainder. It wasn't always this way. There was a time when love surrounded the work. Today far too many are longing for recognition, responsibilities, reward, and wonderfulness between the hours of 6 and 6 and that presents a problem. This week I promised to look at the Coach of the team we created last week. As usual, the twist lies in where we look. Shall we?
 
Surviving Pass Over Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Monday, 16 April 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
If I were a poet, I would have crafted a slick and instructive metaphor placing you in the value chain of contribution and preparedness. Instead, just enter this reading from the angle of being at the top of your game seeking the next challenge.

Somehow the promotion went to someone you trained or the contract for the gift shop in the brand new hotel went to another firm. Ask [yourself] me the question. What happens if I am wrapped in unwavering volition yet paralyzed by outside influences? My response: One of the hardest periods in a person's professional career is to be denied access and elevation when clearly they are deserved. The rejection is painfully mental; sometimes catastrophic forcing some to curl up in corners, on floors, weeping with dismay.
 
Torque Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Monday, 09 April 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
Torque is a physics term that refers to a moment of force where matter and energy interact. In this context torque refers to the collision of what really matters and our direction of energy. No matter the profession, a shift in torque could yield the same results recently enjoyed by Barack and his team.
 
Teamwork Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Sunday, 01 April 2007

Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
In business we (all) are part of a team. Education is business. Government is business. Non profit initiatives are business. Franchising is business. And in business, the difference in a team's performance, high performing and reaching extraordinary success lies in establishing mission-oriented goals and concentrated action towards those goals. Reaching a consensus can be exhausting yet mandatory. With execution at the core, let's quickly cover three steps to becoming part of a better team.

 
Focusing on the bigger objectives Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Monday, 26 March 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
Don't drain your mental reserves. On this Monday switch thought.

I promise not to keep you long. In 1965, there was a gentleman by the name of H. Naylor Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh actually had a scholarship to Harvard at the age of 16 and was one of four African Americans in the 1931 class of 1000. Fitzhugh was the first African American to earn and secure an MBA in Business from Harvard. Armed with a great deal of education and exceptional talent, Fitzhugh was forced to wrestle with a tireless opponent by the name of struggle. A brief stint at Howard University positioned Fitzhugh for the business community, which was well deserved. While at Pepsi Cola Inc., he manufactured the widely used business phrase "Target Marketing." Switch.
 
Leadership Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
Nowadays even the rookie is expected to bring leadership qualities to the team. Many organizations are forgoing the 30-day pass, preferring to identify those capable of hitting the door ramped up and ready.
 
Creating Relationships of Value Print E-mail
Written by Torin Ellis   
Sunday, 11 March 2007
Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
Theodore Roosevelt said "the most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." I'm amazed when I think back on some of the professional encounters I've had with so many different people with varied degrees of authority. So many were absolutely fantastic while a few were nothing short of disastrous. Honestly, some of the most fantastic relationships have been with ordinary people willing to do what they said they would do. You know, they gave you a business card and had every intention of following up despite the void of direct benefit in doing so.
 
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