The Kole Hard Facts

Ready for the revolution?

Ready for the revolution?

While attending an event last week hosted by Automation Alley, a report was revealed discussing Industry 4.0. Industry experts, and seven leading academic institutions compiled this reveal. This report, nearly 100-pages of findings, discusses the critical areas of Industry 4.0. ...
Which one? Mentor, Coach, Trainer?

Which one? Mentor, Coach, Trainer?

Coach, Mentor, Trainer You have read that you need a coach, or that you should find a mentor. Your boss may have told you to get some training. Feeling stuck in your career, or just life. Which one do you ...
Disagreeing with John Maxwell!

Disagreeing with John Maxwell!

With a title like this, I better hit this blog out of the park! Disagreeing with a man that has written over 100 books on leadership takes a little guts, but I am pretty confident he will agree with my ...
How to know if you are on the right track!

How to know if you are on the right track!

Should you get on this train or not? Do you know the general direction you are heading? When you plan for the future, at what point do you actually start moving towards it? Closer to, or farther from? If you ...
What is your filter?

What is your filter?

Happy Wife, Happy Life – many of you have heard this simple phrase before.  How many of you use this as a filter before you say yes to something? Think of it this way, you are asked to play cards ...
The “Wimpy Syndrome”

The “Wimpy Syndrome”

This is probably one of the most overused negotiation tactics by buyers and purchasing professionals in history. I call it the Wimpy Syndrome. You all remember “Popeye the Sailor man” and his friend Wimpy. Wimpy always wanted the immediate satisfaction ...
Tips: Closing the Deal

Tips: Closing the Deal

Going into this meeting, you know you have this deal.  You have been in this position 10 Time’s, and you have your script ready.  Your preparation for that objection is beyond reproach. Just at the moment you were going to ...
Eating Soup With a Fork!

Eating Soup With a Fork!

FOCUS … Keep your eye on the ball, target marketing, niche, dig an inch wide and a mile deep. I am sure you have heard one or more of these phrases in the past. I’m here to call BS to ...
Can’t save em’ all

Can’t save em’ all

When do you give up? When is it okay to stop trying to help others, especially when they don’t or won’t, help themselves? How often do you run into a situation where common sense means nothing? Did Jack Welch’s system ...