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Are you playing to your strengths?

Maybe it just goes with this time of the year; businesses are reflecting on their year and planning for the next.  Companies are making assessments on all sorts of things, their product offerings, their current employee teams, if they have people in the right seats, what’s good, what’s bad, or what needs improvement?   And as […]

Struggle with Decisions? Go Wider…

We make decisions all the time –ranging from what to eat for lunch to strategic career decisions to how to manage relationships and life partners.  And although we’ve all had a lot of practice at it, it turns out that collectively we aren’t very good at it. Consider the following (from the book Decisive by […]

How do you say ‘Thank You’?

How do you say Thanks?   There are hundreds of ways to do it.   A study a few years back found the average American says “Thank you”  2,000 times/year.  That actually sounds a little low.   But the unfortunate flip-side of this was that although we say thank you at a fairly high rate, we actually only […]

Are people talking about your business?

  Business owners, especially those with smaller businesses, will tell you that one of the main ways they get new customers is through word-of-mouth. However, very few of those same business owners actually do anything to purposely generate word-of-mouth.  They’re just happy if it happens. Think about some of  your own experiences or maybe businesses […]

Why? What? How? and Who?

  Effective communication.  It’s a key to success not only in business but just about every area of our lives.   Successful sports teams thrive when coaches and players understand each other.  Families that are able to talk through life’s challenges prevail in the face of adversity.  Public leaders, whether they are local or  national are […]

Are you focusing on your Queen Bee Role?

  There are all kinds of inspirations out there.  Just ask author, speaker and business growth expert Mike Michalowicz.  He’s been inspired by the process of growing giant pumpkins (The Pumpkin Plan), dinner plates and dieting (Profit First) and how bees are able to quickly scale their hives (his latest book – Clockwork). It’s that […]