Scott Wintrip's Blog – April 2013 Archive (6)

Go Hire Some Lazy People

An often overlooked quality in new hires is their laziness. If you hire more good, lazy people, you’ll find that this is one of the fastest ways to grow your business. Surprised? If so, that’s not a surprise as most hiring managers look at laziness as a detriment instead of the attribute it can be when the right people with lazy streaks are hired strategically in your organization.

Traits, including laziness, can be applied for good or for evil. This all depends on the motives of the…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 29, 2013 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Boston Manhunt: Radical Accountability in Action

Our televisions were filled with scenes normally reserved for Hollywood and make-believe: gun wielding SWAT teams, military Humvees bristling with weaponry, shots fired, suspects killed and apprehended. A terrible tragedy that started with bombs ended with bittersweet triumph. A job well done. A commitment for justice met.

This is Radical…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 22, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Think about a recent sales experience where you did not get the deal.   In retrospect, could you have gotten that “No 

thanks” because you asked the wrong questions that unnecessarily limited the conversation? The right questions, at the right time, asked in the right way are the essence of being…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Smiling, Happy, and Radically Accountable

After two hours of singing, dancing, and acting, the cast of Newsies was still smiling, as were my wife, Holly, and I. They had just delivered, and we had just watched, one of the best shows we've seen on Broadway in the past decade.

Did one or more cast members dance out of step, flub a line, or sing slightly out of tune? Did the crew miss a cue, misplace a prop, or misdirect a…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 15, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments

Go and Live Your Best Life Today

A year ago my son Benjamin wrote the following poem. This wasn’t at school nor was it for an assignment. While in our hotel in NYC, he grabbed a scratchpad and jotted this down in a matter of minutes.

I’ve always been of the opinion that our children were sent here to teach us more than we have to teach them. I hope Ben’s poem teaches you, inspires you, and propels you into action today. I know stumbling across this over the weekend did just that for me.

Go and Live Your Best…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 8, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

The longer you talk, the more people tune out.  Replace pitches (one-way communication) with Provocative Launching Questions (two-way communication) if you want to engage people and capture and keep their interest.

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 4, 2013 at 7:31am — No Comments

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