03 March 2016

The Leadership Minute #56: Not Providing Feedback

The Leadership Minute #56: Talking about not providing feedback and as a leader it is your responsibility to provide that feedback ALL THE TIME!


 

20 January 2016

A New Year. A New Blog

A quick note to invite you to visit my new blog at http://daveguerra.com/blog/

I will continue to post on this page for the next couple of months (duplicate content) until I can completely close this page.


Thank you for your continued support,
David Guerra

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05 October 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #41 (October 3 - 4, 2015)

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. Essential Branding and Networking Tips for College Seniors
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2015/02/26/essential-branding-and-networking-tips-for-college-seniors

2. Networking Etiquette for the Holidays
http://www.business2community.com/strategy/networking-etiquette-holidays-01105316

3. Gift not your cup of tea? Maybe someone else will enjoy a 'regift'
http://www.standard.net/Hers/2014/12/23/Regifting-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving.html

4. Family Holiday Etiquette
http://www.protocolschooloftexas.com/ask-the-etiquette-expert/family-holiday-etiquette/

5. Don't blame higher education for people who are rude
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Don-t-blame-higher-education-for-people-who-are-6106169.php

6. Actions, words can return to haunt you
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/02/28/life-imitates-business-etiquette-advice/ETTTbi9ENL3J4AhpSoQMSL/story.html

7. Tips for better gym etiquette
http://blog.timesunion.com/healthylife/tips-for-better-gym-etiquette/16461/

8. Miss Manners: He calls his wife's elders by their first names
http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20150301/miss-manners-he-calls-his-wifes-elders-by-their-first-names

9. No Cellphones or Alcohol Please… Etiquette Tips for the Business World
http://blogs.stthom.edu/dome/2015/02/27/no-cellphones-or-alcohol-please-etiquette-tips-for-the-business-world/

10. Six Ways to Make the Most of the Holiday Season
http://dianegottsman.com/2014/12/holiday-etiquette-six-ways-to-savor-the-season/

11. Some Important Facts Taught By E-mail Etiquette Training
https://skilldom.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/some-important-facts-taught-by-e-mail-etiquette-training/

12. Weird social media etiquette
http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/mar/01/weird-social-media-etiquette/

13. 20-40-60 Etiquette---No cuts!
http://newsok.com/20-40-60-etiquette-no-cuts/article/5397851

14. Business Protocol: Job-hunting in the office definitely crosses a line
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2015/03/business_protocol_job_hunting_in_the_office_definitely_crosses_a


Thank you,
David Guerra

I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @daveguerra • visit my website: www.daveguerra.com

To order your copy of Great To Follow: Amazon paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble paperback
To order your copy of The Walking LeaderAmazon Paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble

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28 September 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #40 (weekend of September 26 - 27, 2015)

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. Business Partnership…are you really sure that’s such a good idea?
http://www.etiquettemoms.com/blog/business-tips/business-partnershipare-you-really-sure-thats-such-a-good-idea/

2. Woman helping millennials land jobs after college
http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/woman-helping-millennials-land-jobs-after-college/31434766

3. Workplace Doctor: Collection envelope comes around a little too frequently
http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/workplace-doctor-collection-envelope-comes-around-a-little-too-frequently

4. 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is one thank you enough?
http://newsok.com/20-40-60-etiquette-is-one-thank-you-enough/article/5395915

5. Email Etiquette For PR People
http://www.business2community.com/public-relations/email-etiquette-pr-people-01161041

6. Modern Etiquette: Proper protocol when leaving a job
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/441995/lifestyle/modern-etiquette-proper-protocol-when-leaving-a-job

7. Everything you have ever to know about lift (elevator) etiquette
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/everything-you-have-ever-to-know-about-lift-etiquette/story-fnjwl2dr-1227238713111

8. Life Imitates Business Etiquette Advice
http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2015/02/life_imitates_business_etiquet.html

9. Lessons from famous people: How not to behave at work
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/business-perspectives/article11132966.html

10. Don't burn your bridges when moving to a new job
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/02/181_174116.html

11. You Can’t Handle the Truth – Laughter Etiquette
http://mancunion.com/2015/02/25/you-cant-handle-the-truth-laughter-etiquette/

12. Professional women, stop complimenting each other's looks
http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/professional-women-stop-complimenting-each-others-looks-20150225-13ogjj.html

13. Pensacon 2015: Con etiquette and need-to-know info
http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/02/25/pensacon-con-etiquette-need-know-info/24014425/

14. Interview Etiquette: How to Ask for a Job Reference
http://dianegottsman.com/2015/02/interview-etiquette-ask-job-reference/


Thank you,
David Guerra

I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @daveguerra • visit my website: www.daveguerra.com

To order your copy of Great To Follow: Amazon paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble paperback
To order your copy of The Walking LeaderAmazon Paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble

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27 September 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #39 (weekend of September 19 - 20, 2015)

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. some thoughts on professional etiquette because some of you really need it (part 2).
http://lovelifeeat.com/2015/02/20/some-thoughts-on-professional-etiquette-because-some-of-you-really-need-it-part-2/

2. Even if it’s tasty, no soup slurping
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/02/21/the-best-way-eat-soup/mAsse36VIPQ5Phh0OilULK/story.html

3. The basic principles of proper dinner table etiquette
http://therightetiquette.blogspot.com/2015/02/20-guidelings-for-better-table-mannerss.html

4. Write clear and professional emails
http://www.idahopress.com/business/write-clear-and-professional-emails/article_0d21109e-b979-11e4-b123-33ef9c7baf2d.html

5. The Art of Reference Etiquette: How to Get -- and Give -- Good Job Referrals
http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2015/02/18/the-art-of-reference-etiquette-how-to-get-and-give-good-job-referrals/

6. How One Teacher Gave Her Class a Lesson in Social Media Etiquette
http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/minnesotas-teachers-social-media-experiment-viral/story?id=29028366

7. The art of giving personal advice
http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=the-art-of-giving-personal-advice&id=102941

8. Through the Eyes of a Manager/Mentor: “Innovative Leadership is Needed Everywhere”
http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2015/02/16/through-the-eyes-of-a-managermentor-innovative-leadership-is-needed-everywhere/

9. Passion is Contagious – What is Your Passion?
http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/ReleaseDetails.aspx?id=66409

10. Business Protocol: Speak up when boss makes bad call
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2015/02/business_protocol_speak_up_when_boss_makes_bad_call

11. 20-40-60 Etiquette---What are "texting" hours?
http://newsok.com/20-40-60-etiquette-what-are-texting-hours/article/5394012

12. The Impact Of A Digital Economy On Leadership
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2015/02/17/the-impact-of-a-digital-economy-on-leadership/

13. 6 Ways To Get Women Into Leadership Positions And Keep Them There
http://www.fastcompany.com/3042405/strong-female-lead/6-ways-to-get-women-into-leadership-positions-and-keep-them-there

14. Etiquette: 6 ways to leave a job politely and properly
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/3685317-etiquette-6-ways-leave-job-politely-and-properly


Thank you,
David Guerra

I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @daveguerra • visit my website: www.daveguerra.com

To order your copy of Great To Follow: Amazon paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble paperback
To order your copy of The Walking LeaderAmazon Paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble

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14 September 2015

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #38

In case you missed it this weekend, here are ETIQUETTE WEEKEND links I shared.

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND is a Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) project where I post and share links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette (Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal).

1. Tips On Telephone Etiquette
http://www.nigerianobservernews.com/2015/02/15/tips-telephone-etiquette/

2. From Homeless to Entrepreneur
http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2015/02/13/from-homeless-to-entrepreneur/

3. Baristas, owners give guidance on coffee-shop etiquette
http://wtop.com/food/2015/02/baristas-owners-give-guidance-coffee-shop-etiquette/

4. Commitments matter in the job search
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/02/14/commitments-matter/ygswdo2wBWe8TOWVQQnMuO/story.html

5. Disabilities in the workplace: Federal agencies release new resource guide for employers
http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Discrimination/Disabilities-ADA/Disabilities-Federal-agencies-resource-guide

6. Inbox: Hugging etiquette says Biden committed faux pas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2015/02/19/inbox-hugging-etiquette-says-biden-committed-faux-pas/

7. Hugging Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Showing Affection In the Workplace
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacqueline-whitmore/hugging-etiquette-the-dos_b_6705354.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business
 
8. What to Write in a Thank You Card – 4 Tips for Proper Etiquette
http://www.moneycrashers.com/write-thank-you-card-tips-etiquette/

9. 5 Golden rules of email etiquette training
https://skilldom.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/5-golden-rules-of-email-etiquette-training/

10. Business students and mentors share a lesson in business etiquette
http://news.fiu.edu/2015/02/business-students-and-mentors-share-a-lesson-in-business-etiquette/85093

11. Pay for Wi-Fi? Only at a Luxury Hotel
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pay-for-wi-fi-only-at-a-luxury-hotel-1424304981

12. 17 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know
http://www.dealerelite.net/forum/topics/17-business-etiquette-rules-every-professional-needs-to-know

13. Courtroom etiquette
http://nation.com.pk/columns/16-Feb-2015/courtroom-etiquette

14. some thoughts on professional etiquette because some of you really need it (part 1).
http://lovelifeeat.com/2015/02/15/some-thoughts-on-professional-etiquette-because-some-of-you-really-need-it-part-1/



Thank you,
David Guerra

I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @daveguerra • visit my website: www.daveguerra.com

To order your copy of Great To Follow: Amazon paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble paperback
To order your copy of The Walking LeaderAmazon Paperback / Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble

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26 August 2015

Twitter #DareToBe Tweet Chat: Making Mistakes (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)

Every Tuesday evening at 8pm eastern, the #DareToBe tweetchat takes place on Twitter. The #DareToBe tweetchat is hosted by Andrea Sanchez (@asanchez16), an Editor, Writer, and Communications Executive.

Every week a different topic. On the evening of August 25, 2015, the topic was MAKING MISTAKES. I could not capture all the twitter based answers to the 10 questions asked by @ASanchez16. However, I present the questions and  my answers (with a bit of amplification). Please enjoy and if you can, please joins us. Look for the #DareToBe hashtag every Tuesday evening.

Making Mistakes

Q1: Define “mistake.” #DareToBe
My Answer: Mistake is the unintentional outcome of a decision.
No matter how careful people can be there will be times when what they planned to happen does not. There will be times that the outcome will be purely unintentional and that is expected. There should be a mistake clause in everything we do. The clause should simply read: Mistakes will happen.

Q2: How do you feel when you make a mistake? #DareToBe
My Answer: I used to feel terrible. Now I feel: I'm glad that's out of the way.
As mistakes are most unavoidable, making them should be expected. Once out of the way, the business of getting to the expected outcome can properly begin.

Q3: Why do mistakes generally make us feel bad despite knowing we're all human? #DareToBe
My Answer: The ego drives us to try and to do it. When it does not turn out then we are reminded we are human.
Emotions are part of who we are as humans. Emotions will be present when we reach the desired outcome or when we don’t.

Q4: What would happen if nobody ever made mistakes? #DareToBe
My Answer:
Life would be boring. Remember the melted cheese sandwich by the radar led to Microwave oven.
When no one makes mistakes, there is no growth. Everything is stagnant and that is not a good thing. We need mistakes because correcting those mistakes is what makes us want to do better and to be better.

Q5: Share a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it. #DareToBe
My Answer: I make so many mistakes, all the time, I have learned to admit to them, move on and try my hardest not to repeat them.
Now I do not purposely go out to make mistakes. I try to do the right thing. I try to make right decisions as best that I can, however, there are times when things do not work out.

Q6: You need _______________ to be able to learn from mistakes. #DareToBe
My Answer:
You need mature enough to accept that mistakes will happen to be able to learn from mistakes.
Maturity is necessary when it comes to accept the things we cannot change. Once a mistake is made it cannot be changed. However, we can change the future by accepting the mistake and learning from it.

Q7: The kind of mistakes you make define you. Agree/Disagree? Explain. #DareToBe
My Answer:
Agree. They define you whether you learn from them or repeat them.
As everything we have ever done and are currently do defines who we are and what we will be. For those that keep making mistake but never learn from them then they get what they deserve. Then again, when one learns from their mistake they get what they deserve. It’s a double edged sword.

Q8: All mistakes are not created equal. What mistakes are unacceptable? #DareToBe
My Answer:
Unacceptable mistakes are the ones that cost lives. Egos heal. Property can be replaced.
When a mistake takes a life this is beyond unacceptable. A simple accounting error will more than likely not cause a loss of life however, there are those mistakes that can and do take a life or lives. When that happens, well as I said above, they get what they deserved.

Q9: When you make a mistake, the best thing to do is _______________. #DareToBe
My Answer:
The best thing it to own up to it and work extra hard to not repeat that same mistake.
Nothing more to say here.

Q10: Tomorrow, I will dare to make a mistake/embrace imperfection by ____________________. #DareToBe
My Answer:
Tomorrow, I will dare to make a mistake/embrace imperfection by sharing my mistakes and the lessons learned from those mistakes.
Thank you,
David Guerra

I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @daveguerra • visit my website: www.daveguerra.com

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