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Getting training in order
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 1/12/2012 at 5:43PM

Many companies are considering training programs for the New Year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is. More sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity, or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong – or should I say, out of order. Before [...]

Getting training in order. The correct order.
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 1/11/2012 at 10:33AM

By Jeffrey Gitomer Many companies are considering training programs for the new year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is — more sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong — or should I say, [...]

Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 1/03/2012 at 1:49PM

After years of complaints by all but the most ardent anti-gun activists, New York City’s insanely strict gun laws are finally being exposed for the unconstitutional mess they are after two separate incidents in December in which tourists, with all the proper permits from their home states, were arrested for possessing firearms. In the first [...]

EJoy Coaching: Connect through experiences
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2011 at 11:35AM

By Elizabeth Aloni ejoycoaching.com As the holiday season hits its peak, it’s not too late to ensure that you are connecting with your loved ones in a meaningful way. The holiday season is a time of connection. We have come to define these connections through gift giving but there is a way to make your [...]

What Would Judy Say?
What Would Judy Say?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Judy Sheindlin 12/08/2011 at 9:00AM

Judge Judy Sheindlin answers your questions about problems that trouble you most. TIME TO ID FATHER? Should a grown man of 32 be told the truth about the identity of his true biological father even though his mother is still closely guarding this secret after all these years? — Robert, Naples Your question tested the [...]

Bloomberg’s math adds up
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 12/06/2011 at 1:06PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made a comment that caused the education world to lose their collective minds. He suggested that the 1.1 million kids in New York City schools would be better served if we eliminated half of the 80,000 teachers currently on the payroll, and doubled the pay of the remaining teaching force. Not [...]

Politics Aside: Is it time for Liu to step down?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 11/30/2011 at 10:01AM

As more information continues to spill out about the scandal surrounding John Liu’s fundraising practices, both in his 2009 campaign for comptroller and his current effort to run for mayor, it is becoming clear that his ability to effectively do his job is in serious jeopardy.  That would be the case for anyone in this [...]

Salespeople have questions, Jeffrey has answers
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 11/18/2011 at 4:11PM

I get a ton of emails from people seeking insight or asking me to solve sales dilemmas. Here are a few that may relate to your job, your life and, most importantly, your sales thought process right now: Jeffrey, Your seminars and books have been highly therapeutic to me in my budding sales career, but [...]

What are you really asking of “your people?”
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 11/03/2011 at 5:27PM

“I want my people to be accountable.” “I want our people to be MORE accountable.” “Our main issue this year is ‘accountability.’” Sound familiar? Accountability is the number one recurring theme throughout sales leadership in the United States. Sales leaders want their salespeople to be more accountable for their actions, activity, numbers and (of course) [...]

Politics Aside: Time to occupy government
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 10/18/2011 at 12:45PM

While the occupation of Zuccotti Park continues, observers are still trying to figure out what the Occupy Wall Street message is. While it seems to mostly be a BYO for agendas, with people there for everything from legalize drugs to anti-war to socialist revolutionaries, there does seem to be one constant theme – their taxes [...]