Author Archives: John

OUR LEADERSHIP IN SCIENCE IS COMING TO AN END

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I was one of those engineers you spoke to about how to become popular in Tampa four weeks ago. I enjoyed your presentation but I took strong objection to your  statement that America’s dominance in science … Continue reading

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Uniform and Weight

Dear Mr. Molloy:   Six months ago our company decided to put our employees in uniforms. The uniform people said that putting them in uniforms would make them feel like a team and illicit better cooperation.  I think, that’s hogwash. … Continue reading

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SELLING WHEN YOU ARE GRAY ( A DOUBLE-BLOG )

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am a 52-year-old executive in a marketing firm. I have worked for this company for the last 24 years and over that time developed a reputation as one of the more creative executives of … Continue reading

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A GREAT IDEA FOR SELLING BUSINESS CLOTHING

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I attended your speech in Georgia on making a great first impression. At the end you said you would train people to be popular on your upcoming television show. What interested me was you announced that … Continue reading

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MEN WORKING FOR WOMEN

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   I just found out that my new department head is going to be a woman. Since I’ve been married for 15 years to a professional woman I understand that women think differently than men. Before … Continue reading

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SALES BOOT CAMP TO IMPROVE INTERVIEW SKILLS

    Dear Mr. Molloy:   I graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering five years ago. I was not at the top of my class but I did graduate with honors and it should have been easy … Continue reading

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TUXEDO

    Dear Mr. Molloy:     I just rented a black tuxedo that I will wear with a white shirt. The only reason I chose that one is that’s my image of a tuxedo. I’ve been seeing them on … Continue reading

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ART, ANTIQUES AND COMPETENCE

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   My husband is a cardiac surgeon and has just been appointed head of cardiac surgery at a major hospital. He was given this position because he is a surgeon with a wonderful record. The doctors … Continue reading

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NASTY NERD TO NICE GUY

This has been edited extensively because it contained words and phrases that I refuse to use.   Dear  You Blank-Blank:   When I found out you were writing a blog I knew I had to write. In 2003 I went … Continue reading

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EXECUTIVE WOMEN

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am one of several women in the executive suite of a Fortune 500 hundred company. Two months ago I became assistant to one of the vice presidents which means if I do my job well … Continue reading

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