Mike Hawkins

MIKE HAWKINS is award-winning author of "Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others", author of the "SCOPE of Leadership" six-book series on coaching leaders to lead as coaches, and president of Alpine Link Corporation. Mike coaches, consults, and trains organizations and individuals to higher levels of performance. He is a respected executive coach, management consultant, author, speaker, and college lecturer. He is considered an industry thought leader on leadership, consultative selling, self-improvement, and business management.

Anxiety Adversity Abilities Challenges

How to Take Anxiety Out of Adversity

Life is full of challenges. Fortunately, many are inconsequential. But not all. Work, marriage, children, health, friends, neighbors, home ownership, the economy, and government contribute daily to circumstances that can be very difficult. As much as you might try to prevent problems and control your circumstances, problems still arise. No one escapes life’s trials and …

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Selling success with quantity or quality?

Selling – Depends on Quantity or Quality?

With selling being an important skill, what is the most fundamental principle of selling? Ask any seasoned marketing, sales, or business development professional and you’ll hear something like this—if you’re not making your target audience aware, you are not selling. You may have a great idea, product, or service, but if people don’t know about it, it doesn’t matter. If you’re not sharing your knowledge and getting your message in front of people, you’re not creating demand.

Colorado gold mining

Leadership Lessons from the Colorado Gold Rush

Attending college includes “getting through” required courses in areas such as English and social science. Classes like English composition, American history, and introduction to psychology are required even when getting a degree in an unrelated field like engineering or computer science. Hence many students say “I have to complete my required courses to graduate” rather …

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Making right or wrong decision changes your circumstances

Decision Making that Saves Time and Money

If you’ve not done so, give some thought to how you make decisions. What typically leads to good outcomes? Bad outcomes? What lessons have you learned from past decisions and how have you incorporated them into your current decision making? Compare your list of lessons learned to the decision-making best practices in my article.

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