MINDTRAPS ON THE GOLF COURSE By: Jennifer Munro President, GolfMindRx.com Golf courses are designed with hazards and obstacles to make them more challenging. As we master fundamentals, we try to work more on “trouble shots” to minimize our losses when we encounter these obstacles. Although we all know there is a very large mental component to playing golf, few golfers spend enough time on th...Read More
Five Reasons Americans Hate Their Jobs, (Here we go again.)
Another report of dubious origin is making headlines today that most (80%) people hate their jobs. This comes out, interestingly enough, just on the heels of our current Administration, promoting that people really ought to be able to "opt out" of working if they want to, and I suspect that is because the Administration finally realized government doesn't create jobs, except in working for govern...Read More
Quest for Respect May Backfire
One of the greatest causes of conflict in any organization is the issue of respect. We are bombarded by pleas to be respectful of others, or demands for respect, or threats of withholding cooperation if there is no respect. That all sounds so simple, yet it is anything but. The thing that gets in the way of true respect is that many people think that what they do is the foremost skill surrounded ...Read More
Eagle Vision Performance, Inc. is owned by Jennifer Munro. Jennifer has worked with hundreds of corporate clients through Jennifer Munro and Partners over twenty five years focusing on improving performance in the workplace. A cornerstone of solving performance problems was the development through profiles of the essential success traits required for optimal performance in sales, leadership and ma...Read More
Are You Part of the Problem?
I am preparing a workshop for a company that has an exceptional track record of success and yet has a notable morale problem. In general, good sales, profits and performance generate good morale, so this one presents a new challenge. By interviewing people throughout the company, and in their customer base, it is apparent that the morale issues are generated by a group of 5 people in a company of ...Read More
How Did They Ever Get This Far?
I agreed to assist a client in screening some resumes he received in response to an ad for a sales rep. We were looking at recent college graduates who were just entering the professional sales marketplace for the first time. I called a young lady who stated her objective was to obtain a position in sales although she had just graduated with a degree with a major in radio and tv. I asked her why ...Read More
Your Expectations Are Too High???? Really????
Would someone please just tell me who in the world thinks lowering expectations is a good idea? Where does it get you? What has it done to our country? Our ambition and achievement? Our independence and freedom? I am livid at the the nerve of anyone saying that to someone who has the vision and courage to have high expectations, given what they have to go through to get anything done! The onl...Read More
Is Leadership Dead?
In an age inundated by forces of political correctness, we have gotten away from the perspectives of what leadership means. Many great books have been written about leaders, and my personal favorite is Good To Great but there are thousands of others that speak of leadership. Better than anyone, John Maxwell and Warren Bennis have defined leadership for decades. (more…)Read More
Is it Diversity Awareness or Something Else?
Most people go to the refrigerator, channel surf or do almost anything else when the commercials come on TV. That is why they may not have noticed a subtle, yet pervasive theme in modern commercials- the ridicule and undermining of respect for the white American male, young and old. I began to notice this trend a few months ago (more…)Read More
Nice is Not Enough
Nice is not enough. Can we just finally say it. Can we finally just acknowledge that “nice” doesn’t build performance, loyalty or respect. Is there anything more annoying that calling a customer service person, a really nice customer service person, and spending hours trying to get some resolution with nothing in return but apologies, niceness, excuses and putoffs. (more…)Read More