The Mid-Week Mentor
Any entrepreneur knows that it’s hard to run a business. The decisions. The meetings. The deals. The highs. The lows. The ups. The downs. No matter how long you’ve run a company, the experience can wear on you after a while, and you may even feel like you’re out there all alone.
You need a “Mid-Week Mentor,” and that’s where John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems comes in. Every week John is there for you, to encourage and motivate you, and to fill your brain with the information and strategies you need to drive your people, your numbers…..and yourself!
John R. Rodgers, Jr. is a 1984 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He then earned a master’s degree in History with an emphasis in Research Methods from Shippensburg University. He is the franchise owner for JR Rodgers & Associates, Inc., the Dale Carnegie Training® Franchisee in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, which represents counties in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. As owner, he manages all instruction and marketing for Dale Carnegie Training® in his franchises.Learn more about John Rodgers
“Your Mid-Week Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, continues his month-long examination of the sales process as he discusses the most effective way that sales leaders handle objections at each level of the sales cycle, and how to stay one step ahead of the negotiations. Plus, he’ll discuss the importance of individually branding yourself to those both within and outside of your company and how this brand will set the stage for how you are to be perceived by others.
Chris Flickinger “Your Mid-Week Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, kicks off his month-long examination of the sales process by discussing the role that sales plays in your company’s operational plan, the most common issues that plague sales professionals at every experience level, and the importance of effective sales management.
“Your Midweek Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems offers advice on how to up your game as a leader, by improving on the one trait that worries you the most when it comes to how you deal with your people.
Your Mid-Week Mentor John Rodgers, of Dale Carnegie Systems, continues his look at leadership during the month of January, as he talks with Gay Rodgers, the Owner/Director of Hameau Farms, a farm-based campground facility, about the leadership lessons she imparts in Hameau Farms counselors as they, in-turn educate and inspire children to learn and explore.
“Your Midweek Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, reveals the leadership and management trends to watch for in 2012, and how you can take advantage of these trends in order to get the most out of your people in the new year.
“Your Mid-Week Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, talks with Steve McDonald of Talk’n’Tables, an advertising and marketing firm specializing in selling tabletop advertisements for bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Steve discusses the challenges he has faced as he has attempted to build and grow his business while still maintaining his “day job” in government.
Your Mid-Week Mentor John Rodgers, of Dale Carnegie Training, is joined by Tina Graziotto to discuss methods of properly executing performance appraisals and reviews within your company.
When the management of a business, no matter the size, runs down the checklist of “must-do’s” by the end of the year, one of the most important tasks you must complete is the performance review. Not only does the performance review serve as a reminder (or, in some cases, “wake up call”) of your employees’ performance in the company, but it also serves as official documentation in the event of a potential dispute between employer and employee. “Your Midweek Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, examines the do’s and dont’s of effective performance reviews, and talks with Bob Spinazzola about what performance reviews should say about your business.
For many business leaders who develop the strategic plan for the company in both the short and long terms, their biggest challenge comes from within: ensuring that your people are on board with your strategy. “Your Mid-Week Mentor” John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, along with Shawn Ishler and Bill Brashers from Bartell and Bartell discuss some of the tactics you can implement in order to influence those in your company to see things your way, and to work with your people to help them along in the process.
Many entrepreneurs who have started a successful business face a critical dilemma in that business: whether or not to pursue that second “hit record” while still minding the business that brought you success in the first place. Your Mid-Week Mentor, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems, examines that decision with Scott Good, the founder of Goodco… and the founder of Energy Stewards. Scott talks about the challenges, and the opportunities, that running two businesses can provide.