Book Reviews Presents – Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Summary, by Lois P. Frankel

It IS true, nice girls don't get the corner office. They usually get run over and stomped on as others that play the politics game climb the ladder more quickly and more efficiently. The real deal here is that it is imperative to be confident, stick up for yourself without offending others, making difficult decisions, … Continue reading Book Reviews Presents – Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Summary, by Lois P. Frankel

20 Great Gifts to Reward Your Employees | Leverage Ambition

Showing appreciation is not just a nice to have, it's a need to have if you want to retain great employees. Here are 20 great gift ideas for your employees to make them feel like you appreciate them. Wine, Champagne or LiquorGift CertificatesExtra Time OffGift BasketsNice Lunch or DinnerTravel BackpackOmaha Steaks Delivery GiftNice Pen + … Continue reading 20 Great Gifts to Reward Your Employees | Leverage Ambition

10 Reasons to Let Go of an Employee | Leverage Ambition

We have all been there. Many us have been laid off, fired, or just completely disengaged at work. Whether it be a death in the family or a lack of direction, you are left with wanting more that your job cannot give. Unfortunately managers need to make the decision to let go of employees that … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Let Go of an Employee | Leverage Ambition

5 Ways to Stop a Narcissist | Leverage Ambition

If you have ever met a person who has a great admiration of themselves, you are most likely dealing with a narcissist. It is hard to beat a narcissist at their game as they are cunning, fake, and really only care solely about themselves. Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com Here are 5 ways to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Stop a Narcissist | Leverage Ambition

8 Questions to Ask Your Direct Reports on Weekly Meetings | Leverage Ambition

Managing a team can be easier than you think. Keeping tabs on their progress is necessary for you to keep your position. It is important to report your findings up the chain as you report to your manager. Being able to track key performance indicators will help you become a better manager, and will help … Continue reading 8 Questions to Ask Your Direct Reports on Weekly Meetings | Leverage Ambition

20 Quotes About the Asset of Leverage | Leverage Ambition

The hours that ordinary people waste, extraordinary people leverage. Robin Sharma Change your focus, from making money to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in. Robert Kiyosaki Warren Buffets rules for success include, find your passion, hire well, don't care what others think, read, have a margin of safety, have a … Continue reading 20 Quotes About the Asset of Leverage | Leverage Ambition

10 Sales Email Subject Lines for Success | Leverage Ambition

Sales can be harder via email, and it takes a ton of practice and agility to get the right email out to the right person at the right time. Ideally you are selling a service or product that is needed in your industry of focus, and it has some momentum in the market to help … Continue reading 10 Sales Email Subject Lines for Success | Leverage Ambition

5 Ways to Win at Work | Leverage Ambition

We are all trying to get ahead in work and life in general, but at what cost? My parents taught me about the Golden Rule and treating others the way you'd want to be treated at an early age. This has helped me succeed in many ways and find the jobs that are right for … Continue reading 5 Ways to Win at Work | Leverage Ambition

20 Ways to Step Up + Get Out of a Funk | Leverage Ambition

We've all been there - stuck in a rut and needing to get out. It is hard to understand the way out when you are at the bottom. Inch by inch you can do it and here are 20 ways you can step up your life and get out of that funk. Photo by Ryutaro … Continue reading 20 Ways to Step Up + Get Out of a Funk | Leverage Ambition

7 Ways to Be Successful | Leverage Ambition

Make a plan and set goals. Your goals should be to do what you love and spend a majority of your life doing what you love. If the goal has not been achieved, try a new plan. It is important to try and discover your life purpose by trying new things and readjusting your plan … Continue reading 7 Ways to Be Successful | Leverage Ambition

15 Hard Things Successful Leader’s Have To Do | Leverage Ambition

You have to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable.You have to fear risk but do it anyway.You have to not be afraid of not being liked.You have to both find your motivation and inspire others.You have to fail forward.You have to rise above dysfunction and drama as it doesn't serve you and wastes your time.You have … Continue reading 15 Hard Things Successful Leader’s Have To Do | Leverage Ambition

10 Assets of Leaders Who Deliver | Leverage Ambition

Leadership has endless responsibility and needs to be taken with care and sensitivity in order to help deliver towards the companies goals. The best way to stick to your values in management is to stay true to them and deliver as best as possible with the assets you have at hand. Here are 10 assets … Continue reading 10 Assets of Leaders Who Deliver | Leverage Ambition

10 Phrases to Avoid at Work | Leverage Ambition

We have all been there. Stuttering during presentations, getting mixed up with words, and not being able to clearly express yourself verbally are all ways to lose respect at work. Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com Here are 10 phrases to avoid at work to be taken more seriously. Uhh, Umm, like. If you need … Continue reading 10 Phrases to Avoid at Work | Leverage Ambition

Use the 7 R’s to Make a Rebuttal + Turn a Negative Conversation to a Positive One | Leverage Ambition

We have all been there. Your co-worker is super negative and exists solely to turn your positive day into a negative one. We have to make it stop, but we are perplexed and have no iea where to start. It is necessary to have a set of rebuttals and reversals in your pocket ahead of … Continue reading Use the 7 R’s to Make a Rebuttal + Turn a Negative Conversation to a Positive One | Leverage Ambition

68 Monday Motivational Mantras to Start Your Week Right | Leverage Ambition

Monday is a state of mind. Put on your positive pants and get stuff done. This is your Monday morning reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything. Hey, I know it's Monday. But it's also a new day and a new week. And in that lies opportunity for something special to happen. … Continue reading 68 Monday Motivational Mantras to Start Your Week Right | Leverage Ambition

59 Quotes on Ambition | Leverage Ambition

Keep away form those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. Mark Twain Ambition is the first step to success. The second step is action. A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. Marcus Aurelius Don't be … Continue reading 59 Quotes on Ambition | Leverage Ambition

33 Questions to Ask Potential Clients on Calls | Leverage Ambition

Throughout my 20 plus year career in sales, I've learned to ask a ton of discovery questions to understand a future and prospective clients needs. Asking the right questions can lead you in the right direction and help get a client to sign with you. The idea is to uncover what their concerns and needs … Continue reading 33 Questions to Ask Potential Clients on Calls | Leverage Ambition

Action Plan for the First 100 Days in a New Job | Leverage Ambition

Congratulations on your new job! We all know how tough it can be to get a job. First comes the application, where you have to make sure your experience is relevant to the job. When applying to each specific job, it is imperative to make sure you highlight all of your relevant experience on your … Continue reading Action Plan for the First 100 Days in a New Job | Leverage Ambition

15 Questions Leaders Can Ask their Employee’s with Performance Issues | Leverage Ambition

Consistent positive performance from any employee can be hard to find. Sometimes the performance has to due with personal underlying personal issues, sometimes it has something to do with the product, and sometimes it has to due with seasonality. The reality is you do not really know what is going on with the employee until … Continue reading 15 Questions Leaders Can Ask their Employee’s with Performance Issues | Leverage Ambition

5 Ways to Be Humble | Leverage Ambition

I have to admit that I like to toot my own horn here and there. Not passing gas, but building myself up and bragging about my accomplishments when other people didn't ask me to talk about them. (Okay maybe passing gas too.) I am my best advocate, however it can be annoying for other people … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Humble | Leverage Ambition

7 Ways to Improve Your Daily Conversations | Leverage Ambition

Everyone strives to be a better conversationalist! Conversation is the art of communicating and it helps to have some pillars to run by as you converse with others. I have always found conversations difficult, especially when they are the challenging, combative types. There are ways to redirect the conversation to bring it back to a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve Your Daily Conversations | Leverage Ambition

The Perfect 5-Step Work Wardrobe List | Leverage Ambition

There are certain fashion basics that are needed to pull together a professional working wardrobe. I hate shopping, but buying the basics is essential to quickly pull together a nice outfit for work. Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com Here is a list of wardrobe basics that help you pull together some professional business casual … Continue reading The Perfect 5-Step Work Wardrobe List | Leverage Ambition

33 Purposeful Quotes About Being on a Mission | Leverage Ambition

Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission. Ann M. Mulcahy My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to … Continue reading 33 Purposeful Quotes About Being on a Mission | Leverage Ambition

5 Signs You Are In A Toxic Workplace | Leverage Ambition

Everyone has a bad boss once or twice in their career. Bad bosses seem to have a negative ripple effect in the culture of the workplace, and creates feelings of being mistreated, sad and angry. Most bad bosses are apt to stay in that system and never get fired, CNN wrote an article about it … Continue reading 5 Signs You Are In A Toxic Workplace | Leverage Ambition

70 Motivational Quotes to Perk Up + Get Going in 2021 | Leverage Ambition

Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you. Note to self: you can't control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever personal shit they are going through at the moment, which is not about you. Just keep doing your … Continue reading 70 Motivational Quotes to Perk Up + Get Going in 2021 | Leverage Ambition

5 Sales Techniques for Better Performance

I have been in the sales industry for over 15 years now, and I am still learning best practices on how to talk to customers to get the sale. It is a competitive world out there and you need to be equipped with all of the best practices you can to get the sale. There … Continue reading 5 Sales Techniques for Better Performance

Complaining is Not a Business Strategy|Leverage Ambition

We've heard it all before, haven't we? You know that colleague that never stops complaining but somehow keeps their job? Yes, we are going there today. And yes, I am complaining about the complainer but there's more to the point. CNN is talking about it. The Cornerstone for Teachers talks about it. The Huffington Post … Continue reading Complaining is Not a Business Strategy|Leverage Ambition

6 Things Managers Should Ask Their Team Before Holiday Break + New Year’s Eve

1. Thank their employees. A simple gift card, present, or personalized ecards will really let your team members know you appreciate them. Show your support by giving them an appreciation gift even if it comes out of your own pocket. They will be grateful and love the gesture. This year has been hard, so getting … Continue reading 6 Things Managers Should Ask Their Team Before Holiday Break + New Year’s Eve

Women With Children Have Become Quakers During The Pandemic

Whitney Cummings states that women with children have all become Quakers on her Good For You podcast. It is not far off. The pandemic is a serious flu that has killed many during 2020.  Politicians, health sources and government entities are trying their best to keep the number of COVID cases down by making stay … Continue reading Women With Children Have Become Quakers During The Pandemic

10 Tips To Build + Sustain a Top Sales Team The Right Way

Being an individual sales contributor and a sales manager, where you manage the team itself are two very different ball games. You can find this out the hard way by getting into the management position as a top sales performer. You are the hero no more! Here are 10 ways to be the best sales … Continue reading 10 Tips To Build + Sustain a Top Sales Team The Right Way

The Path To Recovery Notes + Quotes

The world is healing and on a journey to recovery. We have seen the true colors of a corrupt system that impacted the world's movement and have been punished for irresponsibility. Here are some quotes on recovery to help us heal. Live less out of habit, and more out of intent. It does not matter … Continue reading The Path To Recovery Notes + Quotes

The 35 Most Valuable Sales Questions to Establish Rapport and Help Qualify Your Leads

Asking questions in any new sales call is the best thing you can do to discover their needs, issues, and wants.  It helps them think about their problems, makes you look like you care, and helps them think about why you'd need that solution you offer to solve their problems. Sales is the easiest job … Continue reading The 35 Most Valuable Sales Questions to Establish Rapport and Help Qualify Your Leads

5 Ways to Beyonce Your Brand New Week

Let's get it poppin, new week on fleek with our 5 ways to Beyonce this brand new week! It's that time of year where we set the clocks back an hour. Gain an hour, but yet one more thing for parents to do this year. 🖕 Vote on Election Day, this Tuesday, if you have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Beyonce Your Brand New Week

SPOOK-tacular Artwork of the Week – Halloween Edition

It was a SPOOK-tacular week! We are showcasing our artwork and hard work today. Mainly we worked with colorful construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers. Our inspiration came from different fall books we are reading, some games we are playing, some beach trips, and crazy hair day. Which one is your favorite?  #leverageambition #leverageambi1 #leverage … Continue reading SPOOK-tacular Artwork of the Week – Halloween Edition

Monday Morning Musts + Motivation

It's Monday again. Another day of home office and home schooling my elementary school aged children. I woke up feeling groggy. With fall weather here, the change of season always wreaks havoc on my allergies. Although I take a daily allergy pill, I can't avoid feeling like poop especially in the AM. Woe is me! … Continue reading Monday Morning Musts + Motivation

Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge + How to Apply It To Your Career

Said the great Albert Einstein himself, 'imagination is more important than knowledge.' Patricia Varga, Jeff Weiner, and Simon Sinek, ALL GREAT LEADERS IN OUR SPACE TODAY, all produce the same, common mantra. Can you guess what that is? QUEUE JEOPARDY MUSIC Bingo to those that said compassionate leadership. But it's not just about being compassionate. … Continue reading Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge + How to Apply It To Your Career

A Slice of Humble Pie from the Jamaican Womens 4×1 Running Team

I have had many humbling experiences in my lifetime sports career. But the biggest by far was losing to the Jamaican Womens 4x1 Team at the Penn Relays in the 90s. My first humbling experience was being identified as a boy although I was a girl at soccer tryouts. I blame that on my moms … Continue reading A Slice of Humble Pie from the Jamaican Womens 4×1 Running Team

Converting Corporate Chaos to Creative Change

Change is good. Or so our grandparents have told us. The reality is change is also constant. This means that nothing stays the same, therefore innovation needs to be ever changing too. Sadly many corporations continue to remain stagnant. Stagnance is then multiplied as new energy and processes are not allowed to adapt or change … Continue reading Converting Corporate Chaos to Creative Change

New Work + School Week Sanity Schedule for Parents

We all need to stick to a steady weekly schedule to keep our families in check. Here is our New Work + School Week Schedule for Parents recommendations. You can use it as shown or you can make your own schedule that works better for your goals. 7am to 9am - Wake Up, Brush Teeth, … Continue reading New Work + School Week Sanity Schedule for Parents

How New Hires Can Make or Break Your Company

Human Resources, also abbreviated as HR in the new world, is a pivotal, crucial part of any company that is frequently undermined or understated and overlooked. Each HR Manager can either make or break your company's progress with their character, values, and understanding of what needs to be achieved and how it works. HR Managers … Continue reading How New Hires Can Make or Break Your Company

10 Signs You Work in a Toxic Work Environment

1. Colleagues throw you under the bus 2. Colleagues take credit for your work 3. Colleagues gossip 4. Your morale is low 5. You are working over time 6. Colleagues don't respect your boundaries 7. Colleagues discriminate against you because of your age, sex, color, or sexual orientation 8. Your boss doesn't support you, and … Continue reading 10 Signs You Work in a Toxic Work Environment

Is Sexism in Corporate Still a Thing?

Turns out, yes. It is real. And it's a silent epidemic. And sadly it exists in many daily lives of all workers worldwide, where many victims are threatened and silenced. Bigger global companies are responsible for abiding by the laws in each respective country. Unfortunately internal legal and management, accustomed to defending the company at … Continue reading Is Sexism in Corporate Still a Thing?

Epic Games Flexes on Apple; Get’s Cancelled

The gaming industry is brutal. Gamers are competitive. Gamers want to win. Some gamers will do ANYTHING to win. And here comes Epic Games. Epic Games is suing Apple for not appropriately giving them a great rev share on the Apple store. Apple can realistically charge whatever they want. It's their site. It's their product. … Continue reading Epic Games Flexes on Apple; Get’s Cancelled

Michelle Obama Wins This Week

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Here's an excerpt of what she posted this week on Instagram: You get used to it, even as a little girl- opening the newspaper, turning on the tv, and hardly ever seeing anybody that looks like you. You train yourself to not get your hopes up. And sometimes it's a battle … Continue reading Michelle Obama Wins This Week

Tips for Dealing with a Toxic Boss

Do you work in a hostile work environment? A few ways to know you are is by vetting your own feelings, and asking yourself the following questions: * Do you dread going into the office? * Do you feel ignored, belittled, or cut down? * Do you feel the target of others frustration or insecurities? … Continue reading Tips for Dealing with a Toxic Boss

Identifying Illegal Employment Practices at Work

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. It is illegal for your place of work to make decisions about job assignments and title upgrades based on an employee's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Unfair treatment can include … Continue reading Identifying Illegal Employment Practices at Work

Doing Dumb Things Faster Again?

You're still doing that? Activity doesn't equal sales, it equals burnout. Judgement is the new segway towards better sales results. Who do you spend your time with? How can I elicit my future clients pain? What do they want? What do they need? How can I be of TRUE value, not perceived value? How are … Continue reading Doing Dumb Things Faster Again?

The Invisible, Now Visible Load of Motherhood

Mother has been my favorite title, even above sister, friend, daughter and more. Becoming a mother also means letting go of your old identity and stepping into your new identity. It is not easy, but it is interesting to define the feelings of motherhood to validate your power. 1. Feeling undervalued 2. Dealing with criticism … Continue reading The Invisible, Now Visible Load of Motherhood

10 Things Successful Sales People Ask Themselves Everyday

Sales is like being an elite athlete. You have to fail often, and fix the fails fast as you go. That's why we've created this list of 10 questions the best sellers out there ask themselves when selling their product or pitch. 1. How can I help this company or person? 2. What is this … Continue reading 10 Things Successful Sales People Ask Themselves Everyday

How Taoism Can Save the World

Mastery of the world is achieved by letting things take their natural course. You can not master the world by changing the natural way. ~ Lao Tzu Our world is in a state of chaos in which control is the highest virtue. We do not have to look far to have this statement be relatable … Continue reading How Taoism Can Save the World

Shedding the Scars of Mainstream Media

Let's take it back, way back! 😉 EVOLUTION The human race as a species has evolved for many years and continues to do so. When Lauren Hill said 'Everything is everything,' same goes for our body, mind, and soul. We certainly are who we eat, but it's not just that. We are our habits. We … Continue reading Shedding the Scars of Mainstream Media

9 Life Hacks for a Healthy Work Life

Be kind, make allies, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY don’t negatively gossip about others like a teenager.  You don’t have to have sleepover parties, but it’s good to have colleagues you can laugh with.  Choose close colleagues wisely, and don’t talk behind anyone’s back.  Smack talk is more a reflection on YOU, rather then the person you … Continue reading 9 Life Hacks for a Healthy Work Life

15 Most Profitable Small Business Ideas

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Many dream of quitting their day job to turn to something more lucrative and exciting. Being in corporate for some time myself, I've always envied those that started a side business that turned into their full time business. I've done my research and found 15 most profitable small businesses … Continue reading 15 Most Profitable Small Business Ideas

6 Signs It’s Time To Say Sayonara to Your Job

How do you know when it's time to quit your job? Everyone has a bad days, but when bad days become bad weeks then months, it's time to find something new. Bosses and employees always deserve second chances, but if there are repeat offenders it's probably time to call it quits. Are you being treated … Continue reading 6 Signs It’s Time To Say Sayonara to Your Job

How to Gracefully Accept Feedback & Criticism at Work

Being a perfectionist is hard work.  As much as I am a Positive Patty, I can also be a Sensitive Sally when it comes to criticism at work.  This week I was criticized by a few people at work, one the manager and one the owner of my company.   I was upset after both … Continue reading How to Gracefully Accept Feedback & Criticism at Work

Tips to Improve your Work Day

Growing up in a big family,  there was always some drama going on in our home.  When someone was cranky in our house, we would say HALT.  This stands for being Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.  This is a funny buzzword to remind you to ask yourself what is wrong when you weren't feeling up … Continue reading Tips to Improve your Work Day

How to Deal with the Jerk at Work

Dang it.  Another job, another set of jerks to deal with.  You change jobs and you think you are waving them goodbye, only to find that the same wankers seem to be following you from job to job.  How is this possible?  Thing is, you need to be able to spot and manage them with … Continue reading How to Deal with the Jerk at Work

4 Fun & Easy Ways to Make Money at Home via these Websites

Everyone wants to live the dream and be there own boss!  Enough of corporate politics, managing fussy co-workers or commuting into work.  Making money should be easy,and this article will help you earn money from the comfort of your own home. Tradesy.com – Remember that old dress in your closet that you wore at your best friends … Continue reading 4 Fun & Easy Ways to Make Money at Home via these Websites