What am I really good at? What is the purpose of my work?
We used to struggle with these questions once or twice in our life.
Today we encountered him again and again and again

Kyle Porter and his amazing SalesLoft team and friends are putting on Rainmaker 2015 in Atlanta at Atlanta Tech Village on January 13-14, 2015.

Rainmaker 2015 is for sales business development professionals leaders and influencers.

There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief – WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?

Here is some great career and leadership advice from the Dean of UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Judy Olian from an interview and Forbes article with Matt Symonds.

The college admissions system is broken. When students submit applications, colleges learn a great deal about their competence from grades and test scores, but remain in the dark about their creativity and character.

This video montage from the Core Values Institute offers some great insights into why management does not work. And what to do about  it.

Speed without a purpose is chaos.

Velocity is speed toward a purpose.

David Kenny – CEO of the Weather Company

Researcher Michal Kosinskim, profiled in the article, believes psychometric tests would have the most impact when a company is looking to fill lower level positions.

“Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, […]

Business Conditions as of April 1, 2014 – Tatum CFOs and External CFOs align; predict improving business conditions Tatum’s first ever quarterly Survey of Business Conditions now combines data from Tatum CFOs with non-Tatum CFO’s, clients and contacts. Both groups predict growth in the next 60 days thanks to continued investments in plants and people, […]

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