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About jcameron

People don't avoid tough conversations or tough actions because they are stupid or or lazy or don't care. People don't take on the tough things because they aren't confident and comfortable with a process to take them on. Confidence builds courage and courage leads to action. Through consulting, speaking, training and resources, using humor and great process, John Cameron helps teams and leaders own the skills, the plan and the courage to do what they must do to increase the wealth of their clients, themselves and their organizations. Before he became an energetic and powerful speaker and trainer, John Cameron was a proud member of the 1st of the 509th Airborne Battalion Combat team. After military service, he earned a business degree and worked as a stockbroker in Carmel and Sacramento, California.  John moved into the advertising field, leading his growing sales teams to 37 uninterrupted quarters of growth. During three of those quarters he was project manager during replacement of a legacy advertising system. While managing the project he led his team to double digit growth and found savings of $750K a year-without sacrificing people! When he became a speaker and trainer, John already possessed a wealth of life and workplace experiences to draw upon for his presentations. Add to this John's experience as a top trainer for major national training orgainizations and the result is consulting, training and speaking filled with strategies and techniques that have been tested and proven to work in the real world.

Coaching to Eliminate Chronic Tardiness Part One

The best solution to chronic tardiness is to get in your time machine, go back and deal with it before you created the chronic tardiness behavior. I know that some of you are wondering how you created the behavior.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Part 5-Practice

“Oh, no, I hate practicing speeches, standing in front of the mirror and watching myself talk and practicing gestures.  It feels so phony!” GOOD NEWS!  You don’t have to do all of practice of your speech practice out loud.  And … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable Part Five

More keys to maintaining consistency and predictability in work and life.  Remember-a thief needs to be unpredictable to avoid the cops.  A leader, whether in a family, business, non-profit or government avoids only one thing by being unpredictable-success as a … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable Module Four

Leaders, in families, among friends, or at church or temple are all more effective when they are consistent and predictable.  Cat burglars  and boxers benefit from being unpredictable.  Managers, supervisors, leaders, parents and teachers lose ground when people can’t count … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable Part Three

You can do more to be consistent and predictable in your life.  There are some places where inconsistency and unpredictability pay off, such as being an offensive or defensive coordinator for a football team.  Or being a military strategist.  Keeping … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable: Part Two

Consistency and predictability are supremely important to people in a leadership position.  Care enough about your employees, your peers, your kids, friends and spouse to present a consistent persona.  That way none of the people you care about have to … Continue reading

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Webinar: Master a Powerful New Way to Deal With Issues in a Timely Manner or Crushing Baby Godzillas

People avoid tough coaching conversations not because they are stupid or lazy or don’t care.  People avoid the tough coaching conversations because they don’t own a process that they have confidence in to give them courage to have those conversations. … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable: Part One

By now you all know consistency is one of the keys to being a good leader, manager, supervisor, boss, or parent.  If you don’t know why here is one reason.  Say you lead a team of ten people.  You are … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Part 4-I’ve Written my Speech. Now what?

You’ve written your speech.  Now what?  The best thing to do next, if possible, is to get more information about the individuals in your audience.  When you deliver a speech or give a talk, you don’t talk to a crowd, … Continue reading

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Deal Effectively With People Whose Styles are Different Than Yours

I started managing folks back in the old days, back before flat screens and smart phones. Before I was promoted and managed managers, I managed employees directly.   One of them was aggressive, persistent, loud, bad at math and quite … Continue reading

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