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20 11, 2016

Five Lessons from the Five Friends Business Summit

By | 2016-11-20T20:21:13+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Didn't make it to the Summit? Find out a few of the ideas you missed. Were you there? Here a a few key ideas to remember.  

17 08, 2015

Will Fear and Comfort Kill Your Business?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if there was a way to make a 100% improvement in one of the most prevalent complaints customers have about your product and service? You would implement it in a heartbeat, right? In the floral industry, receiving flowers that look nothing like the photo shown on an online ordering [...]

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 [...]

8 09, 2014

The Truth About Your Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:24+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your business, and your life are perfectly situated, organized, and operated to achieve the results you are achieving today. In short, you are exactly where you have earned the right to be. Don’t you hate that? The self we imagine would have been a star in our chosen field. We [...]

19 08, 2014

What is a Leader’s Most Important Job?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:25+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Larry Winget: A leaders most important job: To lead. Duh. How do you lead? Not from behind, that’s for sure. Leaders have to get out in front with their ideas, vision, energy and presence. As I watch movies and TV shows about the battles of old, I always see [...]

2 07, 2014

Challenge Your Thinking. Focus Your Execution. Deliver Your Results.

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:27+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The walls of The Loomis Agency are adorned with pictures of dogs. There are so many photos and references to our beloved canine companions that conspiracy theorists might wonder if the company is secretly reviving the Egyptian practice of animal worship. Michael Tuggle, Chief Imagination Officer for the Agency, told [...]

29 05, 2014

Jack Be Nimble: Sure, but how?

By | 2014-10-20T16:56:01+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This would have been the message if the speaker at your last business meeting presented in nursery rhymes: Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over The candle stick. You feel better, right? You now know what is expected of you and the definition of success. And, you have no real context for why it is important or idea about how to move forward.

17 03, 2014

10 Words Entrepreneurs Should Use Every Day

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:36+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Jay Goltz writes a blog on small business and entrepreneurship for the New York Times. His March 10, 2014 posting was titled “10 Words Entrepreneurs Should Use With Caution.” In that piece, Goltz shared 10 words that he believes have become jargon in the world of entrepreneurship.  They are: Passion [...]

24 02, 2014

What Political Races Can Teach Us About Standing Out in Our Marketplace

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:36+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Who do you choose when there is very little difference between the choices? Do you take the time to understand the small factors that might distinguish one choice from another, or do you go with what is easy or the name that you hear the most often? There are four individuals running to represent their party for the office of state representative in the area where I live. All four seem like nice people, and all four are virtually indistinguishable in their stance on the issues. Seriously, you could copy and paste any of their individual responses onto the web site for any of their competitors, and no one would notice.

4 01, 2014

A Result to Remember Part II: How GE Proved that Sometimes it IS the Product

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:36+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Three weeks back I wrote about my exceptional service experience at Sewell Lexus of Dallas. The theme of the post was that it was the Sewell people rather than their product that has kept me as a loyal customer for over 20 years. The premise behind that post is the same one I offered in my 2006 book, Results Rule!: Fundamentals are the minimum. Being distinctive is the difference if it adds value. I can purchase a Lexus from a number of different dealers. The quality and service of the Sewell staff makes them distinctive in a way that adds extreme value. The very nice folks that service GE kitchen appliances just reminded me that you can’t forget the first part of my premise: Fundamentals are the minimum. Because without the fundamentals, there is nothing you can do to stand out with your customers (at least not in a positive way).