Failure or success perception IMI
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | December 24, 2017 | Personal Development
Failure or Success: It All Depends Upon Your Perception

Many times, during executive coaching sessions, sometimes even after some motivational speeches, an individual will come up to me telling me about some heart wrenching incident that they say is basically the end of their professional career or personal life. After listening intently, I ask a question that will tend to make most of these...

Creating the Winning Why
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | November 30, 2017 | Sales
Creating the Winning Why!

Sales is a funny thing! As most salespeople know, or at least have experienced in the past, they may have completed what they considered a masterful presentation. They pushed all the right buttons, asked all the right questions, trial closed, build anticipation and excitement, then masterfully brought the cycle to a crescendo with a fabulous...

Opportunities are all around us
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | November 3, 2017 | Strategic Management
Opportunities Are All Around Us

Opportunities are all around us. It is our perception of the problem that must change if we want to embrace success!

Common denominators of superior leadership
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | October 25, 2017 | Leadership
Seven Attributes of High Octane Leaders

Attempting to formulate common denominators of superior leadership is like squeezing Jell-O. The harder you do it the less you have. And researching leadership has many similarities. Just when you think you’ve uncovered one universally adaptable aspect of leadership, the research points to ½ a dozen more. So, the goal is to simply continue to...

What David Bowie Can Teach Us About Leadership
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | October 19, 2017 | Leadership
What David Bowie Can Teach Us About Leadership

Most classic rock songs have the same philosophy behind their engineering mix. Picture an ocean or body of water during the storm. At the very bottom you have this general murkiness which doesn’t really change because of the weather, but actually, doesn’t really change because of anything. You then have the body of water itself,...

Change is the only constant
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | August 11, 2017 | Personal Development
Understanding Personal Change

Change is the only constant! We must change to survive. Without change their can be no growth! How many times have we heard these affirmations about change? So many times, I imagine, that we feel as if we need to always be on the lookout for the next reason to bring about some transformation in...

A Leader s Greatest Asset
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | August 11, 2017 | Leadership
Character: A Leader’s Greatest Asset. Thought: Where Character Comes From

As an avid reader of success literature and the personal development field, especially as it applies to leadership characteristics, I found one attribute continuously repeated. That is that our character, to a large degree, is formed by our circumstance. What that means is what we think is based on our environment, how we grew up,...

Leadership as a conceptual framework
Posted by Biagio Sciacca | August 11, 2017 | Leadership, Supervision/Management
Leadership as a Conceptual Framework – Part 1

My publisher and I have been collaborating on a project that takes into consideration a philosophy of leadership, as well as the pragmatic behaviors needed to make leadership successful. It has developed into a project called Provocative Leadership, and should be reading for the publishing machine by the end of August. I have taken the...