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12 05, 2015

You’re Fired! Common Mistakes That Lose Customers

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:13+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Randy Pennington: We fired the service that had done all of our lawn care, landscaping, tree trimming, and holiday lights for 17 years. There wasn’t one single incident that caused us to leave. It was the culmination of a number of little things over an 18 month period. In [...]

6 05, 2015

Straight Talk About Advancing Your Career

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:13+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

If you aren't satisfied with the way your career is progressing, you are not alone. Most of your friends and colleagues share your frustration and even the ones who like their jobs want to do better. If you are serious about advancing your career, you must first understand the people [...]

15 03, 2015

What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Businesses In The Next Five Years?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:17+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: The biggest challenge businesses will face in the next five years is meeting increasing customer expectations. There is a current dilemma that will only get worse: the more you do for customers, the more they expect. Excellent service providers scramble to meet the expectations of customers who [...]

10 03, 2015

10 Myths About Being a Great Leader Today

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leadership is about the ability to influence others – nothing more and nothing less. It has less to do with position and is more about credibility, trust, and bringing out the best in yourself and others. There are many myths about what makes a great leader. Here are ten that [...]

3 03, 2015

What is Your Best Habit?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Randy Pennington: This is a difficult question for me. I think I do pretty well at staying current in order to stay relevant in my professional life. I challenge myself to examine different viewpoints. I haven’t missed a daily workout more than 50 times in the past 15 years. [...]

2 02, 2015

Employees Need to Remember That…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Scott McKain: Employees should remember EVERYONE is replaceable – those who aren’t distinctive get replaced first. Steve Jobs died in 2011. Apple just reported their most profitable quarter ever. Tim Cook is good, too. McDonald’s just replaced their CEO – made zero difference to the taste of a Big [...]

6 01, 2015

What Can You Do to Have a Better 2015?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:20+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Joe Calloway Spend more time with your kids.  Nothing but good can come from it. Stop waiting for someone else to “fix it.”  Go fix it yourself. Read more books. Watch less TV. Have that conversation you’ve been avoiding. Don’t waste time with people you can’t stand. Stay in touch [...]

1 12, 2014

A Piece of Colored Ribbon

By | 2016-12-05T19:33:31+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Years ago I visited the transportation museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. There was a wall as you entered that contained campaign battle ribbons dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts for the United States. The wall inspired a sense of awe once you recognize the sheer scope and [...]

24 11, 2014

The Big Lies That Are Hurting People That People LOVE To Believe

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: “You can have it all.” No, you really can’t. Some of the unhappiest people I know are those who bought into that whopper. They lack priorities, choose uncomplimentary or conflicting values and wear themselves out pursuing every activity. Try eating all you want and keeping your weight [...]

18 11, 2014

Why Your Story Trumps Your Resume

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I had the good fortune to meet and work with Bill McDermott years ago when he was with Xerox. Since then he has gone on to lead SAP and now write an excellent book titled Winners Dream: A Journey from the Corner Store to the Corner Office. Bill was gracious [...]