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Season of Change

For most of us, the month of November usually provides for a change of seasons. As the leaves become dry and fall from our trees, the fragrance of something different is in the air. 

In this month, many around the United States, change their clock settings, as the switch to Daylight Savings Time takes place. And noticebly the grass is fading from green to brown. So many of the brilliant colors of summer are blowing away in the cool, brisk temperatures of fall.

Nature has a way of reminding us for a need to change.

Defining Moments

"When a defining moment comes, you define the moment or the moment defines you." This quote is from the movie "Tin Cup," with Kevin Costner playing the main character, Roy McAvoy.

While watching the movie "Tin Cup" this weekend, for what must be the 1000th time, I heard the above referenced quote differently than all the other times. Where was I before? The movie was filled with micro moments when the main character, Roy McAvoy is confronted with what are portrayed as "defining moments.

The Long Awaited Day Has Arrived

Celebrity Publishing announces...

"Think and Grow Rich Today"will actually launch "for sure" on Thursday,August 8th!Books will be available on and other online retailers. 

However, you may also buy your books directly from us on our website. 

Go to our products page and make your purchase. All orders from our website will be autographed. 

If you order your books from us directly this week, you will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to our monthly newsletter, "The Waymaker Gazette".

The Eyes of a Focused Leader

The Coates Perspective for May 22, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
The Eyes of a Focused Leader

I am savvy enough to know that the marketplace is unpredictable at times, filled with ups and downs. Sometimes, in order to go further, one needs to go backward in order to gain a clearer perspective. Like a new pair of eyeglasses, the corrective lenses of focused leadership help me see things at a distance, better.
There have been some leaders who have ridden the crest of “the latest, greatest idea” business wave only to wipe out when a bigger wave swallowed them.

Two Solutions For Leadership Fatigue

The Coates Perspective for May 2, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Two Catalysts For A Leader’s Growth

Leadership fatigue. Almost every leader I know has at one time experienced a bland staleness. Yesterday’s cutting edge ideas don’t work as well anymore.  Over the course of time, a lapse in creative energy will gain negative momentum, making it all the more challenging to change the pace and come up with some fresh ideas.

My author and songwriting friends call this sensation, “writer’s block.

The Power of a Personal Evaluation

The Coates Perspective for April 29, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
An Evaluation Check List That Every Leader Needs

As a leader I like to frequently measure not only what I am doing but also what I am thinking and feeling. For example,

1.    What I Do: What was my greatest success this weekandwhat was my greatest failure?

2.    What I Think: What life lesson can I take away from my successandmy failure?

3.    What I Feel

The Power of the Pause

The Coates Perspective for April 1, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
The Power of the Pause

It is often said that we need to “stop and smell the roses.” It is important to spend some quality time to reflect upon the successes of our day. In so doing, it gives us time to refresh in our mind the ways we were successful . . . and celebrate them too!

It was Jim Rohn who stated,“At the end of the day, you should play back the tapes of your performance.”That is why a football coach will spend countless hours reviewing video of the game seeking to learn what worked and what did not.

Three Essential Principles For Fulfilling Your Potential (#3)

The Coates Perspective for March 29, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Fulfilling Your Potential By Making Good Choices 

There is a huge difference between the desire to make good choices and the reality of actually making them as a daily habit. Good leaders know that words are cheap. We are measured by not what we say but what we do. Why do some succeed and others fail in this critically important area of personal growth? The successful leader who fulfills their potential learns to implement this third principle.

Birds of a Feather Stick Together

The Coates Perspective for February 11, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Good Leaders Attract Good People

There is a natural principle in leadership every leader needs to be aware: “People who are like me will follow me.” Call it familiar, or call it an attraction, the principle is good leaders attract good people. One of the greatest achievements a good leader can accomplish is when he or she is surrounded by good people.

Of course, the reverse is true. Bad leaders tend to attract bad people.
Season Sale -25% OFF!
Youre just in time for our holiday/end of the year special!
 We will offer new clients that book Coates and Associates, Inc. or any of our associates to conduct onsite training or to present a conference/convention speech a discount on our standard fees.  If you are looking for a trainer to help with customer service training and/or sales training this is a great offer for you. Consulting contracts are not included in this offer. 
If you are planning a meeting and need a speaker, book by the end of the year to take advantage of this discount.
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