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Why do so many of us fail in setting goals?

It is estimated that approximately 70% of us fail to set goals. Of those who do set them, only about 5% actually put them in writing. Effective goal setting demands times, self-discipline, commitment, dedication and practice.
And before you can develop a strategy for success you must first have a definitive goal.So here are 7 things for you to consider in your goal settings process.

Be specific and concrete rather than abstract and vague.
They need to be measurable, related to time and specific about what will be […]

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Lecciones de supervivencia desde el Serengeti

Surviving your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life has now been translated into Spanish will be known as “Lecciones de supervivencia desde el Serengeti.”
This is now the sixth language (other than English) Surviving Your Serengeti is now available in. Other languages include Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese  and Korean!!

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A Global Movement for Good

Thursday, July 18, is Mandela Day, a day of service that recognizes Noble Peace Prize winner and former South African president Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.
Mandela Day, which was ratified by the United Nations four years ago, serves to encourage citizens across the globe to give at least 67 minutes — a minute for each year […]

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A Business Fable for Everyone

business fable, business book, business lessons

Many companies are slowly coming out of the downturn. That’s awesome.  Meanwhile globalization, social media and changing consumer values have added new levels of complexity. It has become more difficult than ever before to build, motivate and lead a team.
New skills are required, but in many times it’s not enough. We also need to use every instinctive survival skill we have. We all have many of these skills, but we most likely are neglecting them as we are preoccupied and stressed. In few places in […]

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How risk adverse are you?

For most of us, being faced with a risk brings us to a sense of nervousness. In fact, there are some individuals who would prefer to never have to face any risky situations. The reason we are so afraid is that we cannot control the outcome of the risks we take.
Taking risks, calculated risks, is an essential part of every journey. It is also one of the seven key skills identified and detailed in my new book, Surviving your Serengeti: 7 Skills to succeed in […]

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Thanks to the Africa Wildlife Foundation

Just a reminder to let everyone know that we partnered with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).  Here is an announcement the AWF made to their members last year.
AWF has been talking a lot about the ecological importance of the Serengeti. But in fact, this unique landscape has served as a metaphor for all kinds of human and natural phenomena. Now, it’s the inspiration behind a new trade book, Surviving Your Serengeti. Scheduled for release in major bookstores in March 2011, this new title vividly portrays […]

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Often the Most Underestimated Skill

Being able to endure like a wildebeest should be one of the most admired and desired skills. The person who wins is often not the fastest or the one who comes in first, but the one who is willing to endure and finish the race. We al…

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Thank you to our loyal readers

We have well over 200 reviews on Amazon.com for Surviving Your Serengeti (http://amzn.to/skillsbook)
Thank you. Thank YOU! THANK YOU!!!

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Surviving Your Serengeti short cuts

We have receive so many calls and emails asking us to direct people to certain pages, either within our website, or to one of the many online activities regarding Surviving Your Serengeti so here is the list of short cuts we created a year ago.
OUR WEB SITE
Home page  – http://bit.ly/sysbook
Read the Latest Buzz  – http://bit.ly/sysbuzz
Get First Two Chapters Free – http://bit.ly/sysfree
Book Club Download – http://biy.ly/sysbc
To Watch Videos – http://bit.ly/sysvideo
Share Your Serengeti Story – http://www.bit.ly/sysshare
Bestseller Lists We Made – http://bit.ly/sysbest
WHAT ANIMAL AM I?
Quiz on Website – […]

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7 Secrets in Becoming a Better Communicator

Communication is hard, very hard – even when you are good at it. So how do you improve become better at communication. Well, it all actually begins before you speak. Start by actively listening and showing respect to the speaker.
How do you do that? Well, focus on the message, sympathize with their feelings, try and really understand the facts being conveyed. Here is how I think you can master the 7 elements of talk:

Listen with total attention to the other person and don’t […]

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