THE 6 STEPS

AA has 12 Steps. VPA has 6.

Step 1: You decide that doing the job right is your top priority.

Step 2: You help others who do the job right.

Step 3: You find that you can't make the CEO do the job right. 

Step 4: You find that doing the job right is not a top priority for investors.

Step 5: You go to a company that will do the job right. 

Step 6: You go to a company without investors. 

OMENS

The instant there's a possibility of bad news in the office, some corporate officers step up their visibility. They think that if they are at their desk 12 hours a day no one will take it away. This is not correct. If there's even a whiff of bad news, it means the decisions have already been made about who's getting which desk. It's just that they haven't made it official yet. They are waiting for Friday afternoon or the day before Christmas to make the announcement. The smart thing to do when bad news starts whiffing through is go on vacation. Why not? It may be the last time for awhile that you get paid for doing what you want. You can also use the time to get a perspective on your life and your career. Or you can set up interviews. When things smell bad at the office, the best thing to do is take a trip--elsewhere!

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RECONNAISSANCE

OFFICE DART BOARDS

CASE STUDIES

Is your CEO the worst on the planet? Which boss, colleague or subordinate just ruined your day? Wouldn't it be great if you could put their face on your dartboard? Well here's your opportunity! Just download their face and ... FIRE AWAY! 

 

DID WE MISS SOMEBODY? GO TO EXECUTIVE SHARING AND TELL US WHO WE NEED TO MAKE A NEW DARTBOARD FOR. 

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

There are no more 40 hour weeks. To keep a management job these days, the minimum is 60 hours. In order to have a chance to be on the winning side, you have to manage your calendar the way a general manages a battlefield. It's the difference between working 80 hours a week and losing at home as well as at work, and working 60 hours a week and getting loved at home while winning at work. This is the real Strategic Planning: The 2020 Office Combat Calendar.

BAD NEWS

WILL YOU BE HERE NEXT YEAR?

WILL YOUR COMPANY BE HERE NEXT YEAR?

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"'When I cry "Loose!" Drive me an arrow through his body!'"

Worried About Getting Fired?

Learn the early warning signs and the survival techniques from those who've been through it and come out the other side just fine.

Actual reports from Members who have been through it and lived!

SUDDEN DEATH

EARLY WARNINGS

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How do you know when your company is about to take a turn for the worse?

 

What are the signs you're at risk, before you're REALLY at risk?​

 

How do you know when it's time to jump ship? 

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HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SCORE?

Take the Test

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Still processing getting laid off?

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Then go to Executive Sharing become a Member and send it on in. "We'll keep the light on for ya."

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Still processing getting laid off?

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Then go to Executive Sharing become a Member and send it on in. "We'll keep the light on for ya."

MOBILIZATION

Every day dozens of things happen that require a response. Some of them are serious and some of them are meaningless. Some of them are laughable and others are lethal. You can never be sure which is which, or when it will come back to bite you. So you have to respond to every single one of them. There are certain behaviors though that require a definitive but stealthy response. Download a time-tested response that suits your situation. Just push one of the underlined Awards in the list on the right and print it out. When no one is looking, place it on the desk or the chair of the offending party. Or tape it to their door or both windows of their corner office.

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the award

Please note that we put our Awards on the coffee mugs, T-shirts, bumper stickers, blankets and other gifts that are sold in our gift shop. We can also put your design on the Gift Shop products. Type your paragraph here.

If you don't find a time-tested Award that suits your situation, please go to Executive Sharing and see how to suggest an award for us to create to suit your situation. We will see if we can create it for you and post it on the web so that you can download it, print it and place it where it does you the most good.

RESET

RELAX, REFUEL, RELOAD

Whatever Comes to Mind

Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on the subject of (a) Family and (b) Friends. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.

Your Personal Favorites​

Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on the subject of (a) Investments and (b) Time-Off. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.

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Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on Real Estate. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.

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​THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS​: PREPARING THE KIDS

A Children's Corner on Wall Street

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Did you make it through the debt crisis? Did your kids know what you were up against? Here's a book that will teach them what it was all about and why it is happening again!

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