Make Yourself Emotionally Attractive.

Stanley Marcus Jr. gave me one of the best pieces of business advice I’ve ever received. He and I were having lunch in Dallas, discussing the new economy and all of the opportunities it brought to the world. His acumen in retailing was incredible, yet his people skills were even better. I had just outlined …

Just ask yourseslf, does this scale?

I just returned from a speaking engagement in Toronto. While in town, I met with a bright young inventor who has a new product going into retail stores in October. Even though he isn’t affiliated with any major distributor or manufacturer, he’s getting hundreds of thousands of pieces in the stores. How? He spent over …

A Mission Statement that rocks: The End of Suffering

One year ago, I gave a talk at ADP’s annual sales rally in Las Vegas. The talk was for about 600 sales professionals. There are a great bunch of people. They want to make a difference in the world, just like you and I do. I decided to adapt the following essay into the talk. …

Strategy for your next meeting: Listening

Our business life is comprised on projects and meetings. Mostly, it all comes down to project planning and execution and meeting producitivty. If you get both of these right, you can really make a difference. This post regards meetings. In my experience (hundreds of conference room meetings), most participants don’t listen very well. You think …

When a book should have just been an article: The Barticle

Have you ever purchased a business book and twenty pages into reading it, you realized that it should have been an article instead? I call these barticles (pronounced bart-ick-elz). You know, the authors took a 4000 word article and spread it out to 180 pages in large type and sold it to you for twenty …

Don’t write War and Peace over email.

More than ever, less is more when it comes to words in our email Inbox. Did you know that the average information worker (like you and me) reads the equivalent of a novel every two days? And we read it at lightening speed, scanning it in from a computer screen. Sometimes it is not the …

Readers Are Leaders

A recent book seller survey of American business people indicates that the average respondant reads .7 business books every three years! In sharp contrast, respondants that are executives at Fortune 1000 companies read 6.7 books per year. Readers are leaders. Why? Because most business books reflect current business trends and the everchanging leadership landscape. If …

Welcome to Sanders Says

This is the first post for my first blog. Finally. Sanders Says will distribute my advice and opinions about Culture, Business and Spirit. These are three areas I am very focused on as an author, speaker and human being. You can learn more about my work at www.timsanders.com Business Advice: Most advice will be about …