The Five Worst Habits for Communication

  Communication is the lifeblood of relationships, personal and business. The health of an organization can be measured in how it communicates not only internally but externally. Bad communication habits can be sneaky and costly. It is easy to fall into bad habits without realizing how detrimental they can be. For example, my client told […]

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Gardening Secrets for Leading a Team

  Regardless of the size, leading an organization is hard work. It is like gardening. You can’t just plant it and forget it and expect to receive a bountiful harvest. If you approach gardening with this mindset, you are in for a big disappointment. Being the leader of an organization and being a gardener have […]

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Absolutely Must Do NOT Do-List

  Inc., The Magazine for Growing Companies (October 2011), has an interesting story, “The Don’t-Do Lists.”   Jennifer Alsever and Adam Bluestein asked 16 business leaders and experts to share their own don’t-do lists. Inspired by the story, I created my list of what a business leader absolutely must NOT do.  What do you avoid at […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Many business owners work hard from dawn to dusk. This alone does not guarantee success. However, hard work is part of the equation. There is more. In the words of the African spiritual, “Keep your eye on the prize and your hand on the plow.” What is the prize in your business? It feels great […]

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Smart Lazy Tactics for Efficiency

 "Efficiency is intelligent laziness" David Dunham The old adage “pole vaulting over mouse poop” describes an excessive effort or significant resources to do something simple. Do you find you and your team working harder and longer for minimal results? Do you have fewer resources to do the same work? Do you wonder what the […]

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Road Maps for Your Success

The costly modus operandi of many business owners and professionals is reacting to whatever happens. Emergencies do occur in the real world and you are compelled to cope with them. However, have you noticed that people who have no plan for the day let alone a plan for marketing, sales, client care, or product development, […]

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Measurements for Success

We can find information easily and quickly today with the help of the internet, GPS navigation, and smartphone communication.  In your business, success hinges on having the right information about the right indicators at the right time. KPI (key performance indicators) are to business like points on the Leader Board at the Masters Golf Tournament […]

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