Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: The Secrets to Success!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. knows that the biggest question that people have is how to find success. So, we reviewed this article from Forbes about the secrets to finding it! Most of the gals that people set in life are centered around finding success in their personal lives as well as their business lives. These two things tend to depend upon each other.   Personal success supports and reinforces professional success. Professional success reinforces personal success. Together, they reinforce life’s most important pursuit – happiness. So how do we find it?

 

1. The Law of Attraction

The secret to success is positive thoughts. Your thoughts are a magnet that brings things your way and helps you to identify and externalize your inner strengths and capabilities. Put good things in your mind and they will happen!

 

2. The Element

Find out what you excel in. That’s where you have to position yourself. You need to find your own “element,” your passion. The right occupation that matches your inner strengths and capabilities will help you bring out the best in yourself.

 

3. Learn how to fail

You have to be willing to try, fail, try again, fail again, and still get back up. Understand that luck will play a part in your success, being in the right place at the right time can make a world of difference. “There is plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your head raised until it’s your turn,” says Scott Adams. “If you drill down to any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You cannot control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game. If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens.”

 

4. Law of Large Numbers

This states that you give yourself enough times to take advantage of success. Give yourself enough opportunity with equal chance for each possible outcome to occur. Your turn to succeed won’t work unless you can execute and stay away from harmful behavior that destroys your progress.

 

5. Get your priorities right

Use your resources wisely, stay focused, and develop the right relationships. Don’t be greedy and don’t be complacent. 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: How to Impress Your Boss!

Ever feel like you are that person who flies under the radar? Never really gets the recognition or appreciation you deserve in the workplace? If so, you would be surprised to know how many people share those same feelings everyday. With that in mind, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc found this article from www.under30ceo.com that was all about how to impress your boss.

When we think about impressing our boss, manager, supervisor, etc. the common advice that has always been given is “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive”, or “be REALLY good at what you do.” But, what if you feel like you are doing all of those things and still not getting the results that you are looking for? Well, there are some less common suggestions that every young professional should know about when they are trying to impress their superiors. 

1. Be a leader within the office

  • Now before you go ahead and say, “How can I lead if I’m not in charge?”, think about it. The most respected leaders are individuals who empower those around them. Do you have to be in charge to empower the people around you? NO WAY! For example, if someone in your office is struggling with something you have two choices. First, you could let them struggle to make yourself look good in comparison. Or, you can offer tips and help out that person so that you both succeed. That demonstrates how valuable you can be to the company because you care about the success of others, not just your own.
  • This concept is something that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc lives by and preaches daily. You make yourself irreplaceable if you are able to do a task well and inspire the people around you to do well too. This ensures that you make yourself a valuable member of a team. In turn, it allows you to have leadership by influence, rather than leadership by position, which is more valuable? Would you rather listen and follow someone who you respect and admire? Or, would you rather listen and follow someone because you have to? Choose the kind of leader that you want to be!

2. Be a problem solver

  • In the workplace, MONEY = TIME. Every time you ask your boss a question, understand that you are requesting some of their time. Most of the time superiors are happy to help someone navigate a new set of circumstances if it leads to increasing your capabilities and productivity. However, this is not justification to ask assistance every time a road block appears.

  • To be a problem solver, utilize your resources. For instance, if something is common knowledge, Google it! Confused about the directions for a project? Refer back to your original notes or training manual, the answer is probably right there in front of you. If you turn into the person that runs to your boss every time you need something, you WILL come off as needy and ultimately give the impression that you are more trouble than you are worth.

  • Also, do not just focus on identifying a problem, focus on the solution. By consistently demonstrating this, you show that you are self sufficient, a critical thinker, and someone who is ready for more responsibility. Increased responsibilities = promotions = $$!

3. Don’t treat the office like it’s school

  • In school if you do a good job you get an “A” at the top. At work, if you do a good job, you don’t get fired. While some bosses apply positive reinforcement, in reality, most office environments don’t do that on a daily basis. At work, you’re expected to do your best and if not, then it’s a reason for concern by the employer.

4. Handle pressure and mistakes with grace

  • No matter how talented you are, you will make mistakes. The real test is how you react to it. ALWAYS be honest and do not blame others or try to justify the situation. If you know you made a mistake, come prepared with a plan of action on how to fix the situation and what you will do next time to ensure that the same mistake will not be repeated twice.

  • You do not want to act nonchalant about making a mistake, you must make sure that you do not let it affect your professionalism or productivity. Most importantly DO NOT DWELL! Try to let it roll off your back. The ability to stay calm, not crack under pressure, and keep a cool head is a fundamental trait of someone who can handle responsibility.
  • Some people are better at this than others, but focus on what you can control to reduce stress. Things like going to the gym or for a walk over lunch, breathing exercises, or meditation can have a direct impact on lowering stress making it easier for you to be able to handle tough situations that may come your way.

5. Be responsible for your own growth

  • There is this thing called the internet now in days. It has countless educational articles, industry lecturers, and networking forums. Do not let your professional growth only occur between the hours of your job.

  • So, instead of waiting for someone to tell you to take some training sessions, give you new projects, or tell you to reach out. Do it on your own. Take your career development into your own hands by learning or strengthening a new skill and offering those services to your superiors. The major difference between a follower and a leader is that the first group waits for opportunities while the second classification CREATES them.

 

In conclusion, this entire article is based upon being a “do-er” in your career. Take the necessary actions to step up and set yourself apart outside of the common things. By following those 5 tips and still doing the common tips to impressing your boss, you basically ensure that you will be noticed. The people who stand out at work, for the RIGHT reasons of course, are always the people in the running for that big promotion, or raise, or holiday bonus. Instead of wishing that you were going to be one of those people, change your mindset on your career and take action!

For more information about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc and career opportunities within our company, please visit our website: http://www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: The Pillars of Success!

This past weekend the Management Team, Corporate Trainers, and Account Managers within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc took a trip to New Jersey and attended a Leadership Seminar! The purpose was for everyone to gain some insight on different types of leaders and to identify their strengths so they can build on them to increase their professional success within a company. The biggest development session that stood out the most to all of the attendees from Northeast Consulting Group, Inc was the meeting on, “How to Be Successful & Coach Others.”
 
How to Be Successful & Coach Others:
This meeting was broken down into the “Three Pillars of Success” which included Law of Averages, Simplicity, and Maintaining Attitude & Enthusiasm. Each Pillar is key to building success.
 
Pillar I – The Law of Averages:
Give yourself so many chances that you don’t need luck. No matter what you’re doing or which client you work with, put yourself in a position where good old fashioned hard work is all you need to reach success, not luck. If you want to build a strong organization, you need to master the concept and the mindset that relates to the law of averages and teach it to everyone around you.
 
Pillar II – Simplicity
If you make something more complicated than what it needs to be, you’ll confuse people. If you keep things simple, it will make more sense. The more successful someone becomes, the more desirable their position should be right? However, with more success comes more responsibility. If you want to be successful you have to be able to replicate yourself, delegate responsibility, and empower the people around you. This is impossible if you are the only one that understands how to do the task at hand. 
 
Pillar III – Maintaining Attitude & Enthusiasm
HAVE FUN! Increase your face value with a smile. If you see someone who isn’t smiling, give them yours. Never forget that the look on your face sets the tone. There is no easier way to begin to build the right rapport with someone then to smile.
ENTHUSIASM! Demonstrate a level of enthusiasm that triggers a mood increase in the people around you. Attitude is the first determining factor to whether or not someone is interested in listening to what you have to say. If you are warm and respectful, most likely, you will reflect that back upon yourself from the people around you. Some people may not reflect those feelings visually, but they will feel it inside. When that happens, you have won the battle already. Kill people with genuine kindness and integrity. 
ATTITUDE! A great attitude does not necessarily have to come naturally, you can choose it. Select the attitude that will benefit you the most and make a conscious choice to apply that consistently. In time, it becomes easier and automatic.
 
In conclusion, success is a choice. Choose to be successful by doing the right things with work ethic, keeping things simple, maintaining your attitude, and having enthusiasm. Everyone is looking for the key to success, well, there it is.

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc’s Newest Corporate Trainer Josh Elman!

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Northeast Consulting Group, Inc would like to congratulate Josh Elman on earning his first promotion to Corporate Trainer! Josh became part of our organization less than a month ago and has already shown us that he has an incredible student mentality, strong work ethic, and an internal drive for success! So, we decided to get to know Josh a little bit better so we could see what really makes him tick!

Josh grew up and went to school in Madison, Connecticut. During his college years, Josh did some schooling at UMass Lowell in Massachusetts  as well as Johnson and Whales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Growing up Josh liked to be active and enjoyed playing football and lacrosse. Josh still enjoys sports and enjoys watching the Denver Broncos and when the Winter Olympics come around his favorite sport to watch is Olympic Curling!

Throughout Josh’s life, his biggest influence has been his Uncle. He saw him start from the bottom of the workforce and now is the owner of his own company. Having seen this example growing up is probably part of the reason that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc sees Josh as such a hard worker and valuable asset to our organization.

 The career goals that Josh has for his time at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Josh plans to become consistent in the basics of the company within the next three months. By the end of his first year within our company, Josh plans to attain his third promotion and be in a full Management role. In the long term, he plans to be his own boss and live a lavish lifestyle so he can spoil his friends and family!

All of us here at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc are so proud of Josh and what he has already accomplished within the short time he has spent in our company. We expect nothing less than for him to achieve all of his personal and professional goals and really make a name for himself within our organization!

Is Anything REALLY Impossible?

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews Roger Bannister

It’s Only Impossible Until Someone Makes It Possible

It’s a common notion that when someone says something is impossible, it is usually because someone has not done it yet. If everyone went along with this ideal, we would not have many of the common luxury items that we have now such as: internet, television, computers, cell phones, phones, and airplanes. As people, it is normal for us to doubt what we have not seen proven to be true. But, why is anything impossible? If we have goals, dreams, or visions, why do we not do everything we can to make those things our reality? Whether or not we like to admit it, the biggest reason is because doing something that has never been done takes an incalculable amount of hard work and dedication. One of Northeast Consulting Group, Inc’s favorite stories comes from runner, Roger Bannister. He did something that people said could not be done and he changed the way people viewed competitive running just from his achievements. In case you did not know Roger Bannister is most well known for being the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes.
Before he reached this achievement, everyone said that running a mile in less than four minutes was impossible and it couldn’t be done. The year after Bannister was able to run the three minute mile, 27 other people achieved this task. So, what changed? The mile did not get any shorter and time did not tick any slower. The difference was in the mentality of the people attempting to reach this milestone. After Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes, everyone knew that it was possible. They did not let their mind limit their belief as to what was possible. The mindset shifted from, “I don’t know if I can do this, it hasn’t been done,” to “If he can do it, I can do it.”
The moral of this story is to remember that our mindset about a task, our goals, and what we are capable of as individuals can limit our success. The mind is a powerful thing and if you truly believe you can do something, then you can.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. visit our website: www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews “The Position Myth”

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is passionate about providing development to our employees outside of just the business world. Our company focuses on the development of the mind and helping our employees reach their full potential. Today, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is reviewing, “The Position Myth.” This meeting was created from John Maxwell’s book, 360 Degree Leader.
 

The Position Myth

The position myth is common in the workplace and in any team environment. People tend to be confined and only allow themselves to achieve things that are part of their “position” or “formal role” within a company or team environment. The position myth states, “I can’t lead if I’m not at the top.”
 
The Truth About Leadership:
  • The truth is that 99% of leadership comes from the middle, not the top.
  • “The true measure of leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” – John C. Maxwell
 
Misconception #1:
 
Leadership comes from having a position or title:
  • People who agree with this, buy into the myth.
  • These people feel like “potential leaders.”
  • They’re uncomfortable stepping up in the workplace or in a team environment because they don’t have a formal position that states them as a leader. (i.e. Team Captain, Team Leader, Manager, CEO)
 
Misconception #2:
 
Relationships don’t create leadership:
  • People who agree with this don’t focus on building relationships with the other people in the work place or in a team environment.
  • In the Long Term, people who buy into this misconception feel increased unhappiness and start looking for a new leader, team, or organization.
 
The truth is that Leadership is derived from influence. The easiest and most effective way to  create influence is to build the right kind of relationships with the other people around you in the workplace or in a team environment.
 
The type of Leadership that someone can have is broken down into 5 Levels. Position, Permission, Production, People Development, and Person-hood.
 

The 5 Levels of Leadership:

 

1. Position
  • Rights.
  • People follow you because they have to, your influence won’t extend from there. (i.e. Manager, Team Captain, CEO, etc.)
  • You can only do the position you’re given and your influence will only extend to the boundaries of your job description.
So how do you get yourself out of the Position level?
  • Start doing things to increase your influence outside of your stated position.
  • Ask yourself these questions: Do I have to be at the top of the chart to create relationships with others/ Do I have to have the top title to help others and myself be more productive?
  • Start changing your mindset. Understand that influence is disposition, not position. You get out what you put in.
  • “Leadership is a choice, not a place you sit, you can make a difference no matter where you are.”
2. Permission
  • Relationships.
  • People follow you because they want to. 
  • Your influence now extends beyond your stated authority.
  • You’ve now started to build relationships with the people you desire to lead, you genuinely care about people, they trust you, and have now given you their permission to lead them.
  • People who are highly motivated tend to become restless in this phase because they desire more, they want to advance and continue to extend their influence.
3. Production
  • Results.
  • People follow you because of what you have done.
  • This is where long term success is sensed by most people.
  • The people around you like you and what you’re doing, you’re able to help people fix problems with minimal effort because of the positive momentum you’ve created.
  • If the people you lead succeed in getting the job done because of your contribution to the team, they will look to you more to lead the way. 
  • This is a win-win situation.
4. People Development
  • Reproduction.
  • People follow you because of what you have done for them. 
  • You have to understand how to move through the other four phases to get here.
  • This shows that someone has a commitment to developing others, they understand that developing other people and teaching them ensures ongoing growth for the organization, team, and the people within it.
  • The goal is to get here, and stay here.
  • People reach this mark by genuinely caring about the people they lead. They mentor them, help them develop their skills, and sharpen their leadership ability.
5. Personhood
  • Respect.
  • People follow you because of who you are and what you represent.
  • It usually takes years of growing and developing people and an organization to reach this point.
  • It’s difficult to get to this phase, but those who make it have a profound impact on the people around them.
  • This is not a level that someone can strive to achieve because it is outside of your direct control. Only other people can put someone here because it is derived from a feeling.
  • People who make it here have succeeded in leading and succeeding through the first four levels for a long period of time and they’ve earned the reputation of a level-five leader. 
 
All in all, this myth hits home with what Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. strives to do within this company. We are looking to empower people to step out of their stated job roles and start creating influence and leadership on their own. This is what breeds a successful leader. This is what breeds a successful manager. This is what breeds a business partner. That is what we want for the representatives within our company.