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To CEOs: How to Get Your People to “Buy In”

On a business trip recently, I ran into a man who had been in the Human Resources industry for a very long time. He told ...

Why Does Leadership Training Fail to Improve Leadership?

I’m not just making up the above title. If you google it, you can find lots of Gallup polls, Harvard Business Review articles, and Fortune ...

What is the New Model for Boosting Culture?

This is the ground floor. And if you’re reading this, count yourself as lucky. Because what I’m about to impart to you is a new ...

Love Can’t Beat a Genius

I’m going to take a few moments off from writing about business culture to write about something more personal—Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail ...

Do You Need Individualism in the Workplace?

In every job I’ve ever had, I’ve always been complimented by the executives over me, employees working with me, and the customers I was trying ...

What is the Biggest Factor for an Effective Culture?

In the last 10 years or so, there has been a lot of articles and books published regarding the importance of having an effective culture ...

What Gives the Most ROI?

No matter whether your company is small, medium, large, or Amazon-like, you want to get the best return on investment for your company. The best ...

Become a Soft Skills Expert

Sometime back, I emailed Professor James Heckman—Economist, Nobel Laureate, and an expert in the economics of human development. I requested permission to quote him regarding ...

Small Business’s #1 Culture Killer

I have heard more than once from smaller business owners (10 to 50 staff) that they don’t think culture is as important for their business ...

How Purpose Affects The Bottom Line

I googled “finding a purpose for your company” and was astonished to discover that the top five results listed (four articles and one video) missed ...

The Ultimate Growth Opportunity

When you’re hiring a new employee bear in mind that the #1 perk or incentive a job seeker will desire and ask you about is growth opportunities. ...

What Brings About Employee Loyalty?

First of all, what is loyalty? The definitions from the various online dictionaries describe loyalty in this way: faithfulness to one’s oath, commitments, or obligations. ...

Help Your Customers by Helping Your Employees

The word service means an act of helpful activity; help; aid. By definition then, a customer relations representative (whether salesman, store clerk, hotel concierge, waitress, telephone rep, insurance, etc.) is a ...

Enthusiasm Works Like Magic

Pay attention to the title of this article. Because believe it or not, I’m giving you one of the secrets to life. The genius characteristic of ...

What Are the Right Values for Your Company?

MAXIM #1: An organization’s culture begins and ends with its values. Let’s begin by understanding the definition of values. We define values as standards of ...

The Traits You Need The Most

What traits do you need the most? This article will answer that question. If you do our Genius Personality Test you can find out what ...

The Universal Key to Success

In college at orientation, while I was standing in lines to sign up for my classes, I noticed two different beautiful girls standing in their ...

5 Steps to Unlocking a Genius Trait

Any goal can be achieved if the steps toward the goal are small enough so that each step may be accomplished! Anyone who has read ...

Are You Willing to Change Your Mind?

The biggest reason some people hesitate to do our genius training is, quite frankly, they don’t believe us. By that I mean, they don’t think ...

Beware the Antigenius

There are a few reasons why children stop using their own inborn genius traits. One of the main reasons is the Antigenius (pronounced ˈan-tə-jēn-yəs). The word ...

Teachers Can Save Lives

I wrote a novel (using a pseudonym) about a hunt for the yeti in the Himalaya. In the Acknowledgments section, I thanked all the teachers ...

The Curiosity of an Eight-Year-Old Boy

Recently, I took a long flight home from the east coast to the west coast. There are two things I don’t like about flying—standing in ...

What Genius Traits Do You Have?

When I was a kid, and I first arrived at junior high school, there was another kid in the 7th grade with me that I ...

A Better Way to a Happy Employee

There are a lot of HR experts talking about ways to improve employee engagement or the employee experience to make employees happier. All the different ...

One Cause of Unhappiness

I hate to write in generalizations, but I think it is safe to say that everyone desires to be happy. This thought led me into ...

Why People Need Protection from Themselves

In 1974, I got kicked off the high school baseball team for streaking through the quad during cheerleader tryouts. Believe it or not, streaking was ...

Rule #1: Make ’Em Laugh

When I was seven years old my parents got a divorce. It took me years to figure out how much that affected me but, in ...

Why You Should Choose Knowledge As Your Superpower

Can you imagine if Spiderman had the knowledge on how to spin a web any size and catch thieves just like flies, but he didn’t ...

The Next Word On The Page

Back in the day, I used to do sales for a consulting firm. And to become a better sales person, I’d do training courses at ...

Living with No Fear

One of the biggest regrets I ever had in my life was walking away from a fight back in high school. Although later that year, ...

Why You’re Not Rich

I’m sure you’ve heard something like this before: Rich people are driven people. Usually, that is followed up with: People are born with a strong ...

What Is Your Company’s Culture?

The most important thing to understand about culture is that it’s not something you have, it’s something you DO. Your culture is created. It’s alive. ...

You Define Your Level of Genius

From all the geniuses in the world, there’s one you should know more about. You. Genius is inborn—it’s in every person. You have the capability ...

Don’t Just Make a Difference. Make a Difference for the Better.

“Keep your feet on the ground—but have your head in the clouds. Strive to achieve great things, not just for yourself, but for the betterment ...

Who’s the genius?

If you’ve read The 24 Characteristics of Genius article by Dr. Alfred Barrios, we would like to show you an example of all twenty-four characteristics ...

The Science Behind Genius

There is a science behind genius. It's the same science behind achieving goals. It’s called The 24 Characteristics of Geniuses. It’s knowledge that has been ...

Defining Genius

THE MEANING OF GENIUS When you understand what genius is, you can act like one. To use a tool, you need to know what it is ...

Sam Walton’s Genius Advice to a 17-Year Old is Useful to Anyone Who Wants to Succeed

In 1986 Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, was the wealthiest man in America with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion. Although Walton opened his ...