Blog - Leadership

He Does NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be celebrating Valentine’s Day every day? They don’t share their love on February 14th only—they are bursting with love year-round for every person they…

Read More

How His Insomnia Gave Hope to Thousands

Have you heard of the band Telehope? I’ve been honored to mentor them as they rise to national success. I remember the first time I heard Ben play the piano. He was totally…

Read More

How to Present a Message that Sticks

Whether you’re getting ready to pitch the next big idea at your meeting, present in front of your department soon, or have been asked to be a guest speaker at a national convention,…

Read More

FRONT ROW with Cory Asrilant: Call me Frankenstein

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a post that I did a few years ago about the nicest Frankenstein you will ever meet. Picture this: I’m on stage speaking to the marketing department at…

Read More

Leadership Life Hack

You may have heard of–or attended–a business training retreat or conference. These can be incredibly useful to learn more about the current business world, new developments in technology or social media and becoming…

Read More

The Multi-Million Dollar Question

I work with lots of different corporations that are constantly hiring new employees. Whether you’re an hourly employee, an executive or HR director, anyone interviewing a prospective employee needs to know the multi-million…

Read More

FRONT ROW with Keith Norman, Food Safety Manager/Assistant Executive Chef, South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada

I met Keith Norman in Chicago years ago when we both spoke at the annual Food, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FACT) Society conference which helps teenagers diagnosed with severe food allergies. This…

Read More

Making every meal a Happy Meal

So I’m not sure how many of you are aware that we at the Curtis Zimmerman Group have been working closely for the past three years with McDonald’s–not only doing live programs, but…

Read More

What is Living the Dream?

Everyone will have a best day, and everyone will have a worst day, but the majority of your life will be spent on what I call “just another Tuesday.” Many people spend their…

Read More

Going Viral

YouTube stars have discovered the secret to going viral. Forbes recently revealed the top ten highest paid stars on YouTube for 2016 with the number 1 listed as earning $15 million for his…

Read More

Your employees are stealing from you (and how to stop it)

Check out these two photos I took last week: Here are some fun facts you may not know about cell phone use: Americans check their phone 8 billion times a day Each individual on…

Read More

How to Get in a Habit of Taking Initiative

When people hear that they need to take more initiative at work, they often think that means they need to start coming up with life-changing solutions to their company’s struggles–that they need to…

Read More

The Five Penny Challenge

“What a great job you did today!”  Doesn’t it feel good to hear this? We all love getting compliments, but unfortunately, some of us aren’t as good at remembering to give them. This…

Read More

It’s About Time You Stopped Being Late to Everything

Always running late? Do you keep telling yourself that you’ll be on time tomorrow? You’ll make it to the appointment on time next time. You’ll get to your lunch meeting a couple minutes…

Read More

The Take What You Need Policy

I recently heard about a 500-person company on the east coast that doesn’t have a vacation policy for its employees. Actually, it does, but the entire policy is just four words: “Take what…

Read More

Why You Need to Make Yourself Available

At a certain point in your career, people are going to want to schedule meetings with you, take you to lunch, use you as a sounding board and ask your advice.  They’re going…

Read More

The To-Do List You Should Be Working On

In any job, once you’re trained and reach a level of competency, there can be a lot of freedom in how you spend your days. There’s the stuff that you must do, the…

Read More

What’s Making Your Company Culture?

Company culture has become a buzzword. Job seekers want to find a culture they think they can grow in, and current employees want to be in an environment where they enjoy their work….

Read More

Want to live the dream?

Get weekly success-boosting emails from Curtis plus a FREE gift!

Click here!