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How to Increase The Probability of Desired Outcomes…

Even with 75% of the Major League Baseball season still remaining to be played, the probability of the desired outcome (October playoff baseball) for Royals fans is not looking good.   One website currently has their probability percentage of winning their division at 0.3%.   At least they haven’t completely ruled them out! In business, the probabilities […]

Is Your Business Ready to Graduate?

It’s graduation season and as the father of twins who are graduating from high school this year, I know the next few weeks are going to hectic and kind of crazy. In the grand scheme of things, graduations don’t really mean all that much. They aren’t a guarantee for future success and at least for high school, […]

Your Business – Roller Coaster, Merry-go-round or Bumper Cars…?

Amusement Parks have been evolving for hundreds of years.   The oldest park in the world is Bakken, located in Klampenborg, Denmark.  It first opened in 1583!  Currently, in North America, there are approximately 400 amusement parks of various different degrees and themes.  And, Florida wins the tournament as far as having the highest number of […]

Pricing: Profit or Pain – What do you choose?

I’ve met with 2 different business owners in the last week and although their situations were wildly different, they both shared a significant challenge.  Despite having been in business for quite a while, both owners were finding running their business to be getting harder over time. Every day was feeling like an uphill slog and […]

Are you being Self-Sabotaged?

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” it’s a thought-provoking question that is usually credited to the late evangelist, Robert Schuller.   Many others have used a version of it.  It was the opening question by Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA in a great TED Talk several years ago […]

How do you build influence and engagement? Try this…!

Would you like to have more influence on the people around you?  How much impact would it have on you (or your business) if your employees completely engaged with you? How much more effective would you be when negotiating with a client or vendor if you could quickly help them to trust you and to […]