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Are Distractions Killing Your Productivity?

   A recent HBR article addressed the topic of coping with the overwhelming amount of distractions we are bombarded with on a daily basis. The world is getting louder every day and without any strategies to limit the distractions, they will wreck the schedule of even the most well-intentioned productive individuals, including you! Recent studies […]

Social Media Challenged? Getting back to basics

If you’re like most businesses, you know you need to have a social media presence.   But the digital channels keep growing and you’re left questioning which platforms really are the best to reach your audience.   Here’s an approach that might help…pick 3. You can’t be all things to all people so why try to be […]

Smiles are Free – What’s Your Team Doing?

Great Customer Service (or the lack of) has always intrigued me.  How some companies simply get it and others can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to this critical attribute for business success. One of the things that baffles me the most around the topic of customer service is the vast majority […]

Diets and Business Success…

If the thought of starting a diet crossed your mind in the last week or so, you’re not alone.  In fact, a recent poll had 21.4 percent respond that their #1 Resolution for this past year “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”!  The next closest resolution was only 12.3 percent, nearly half!  New Year’s Day is […]

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – 3 Ideas…

Tim Ferriss (author of the 4-Hour Workweek, 4-Hour Body and 4-Hour Chef) released his latest book – Tools of Titans, about a year ago and he structured the format of this massive resource around the inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and his quote: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” […]

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 […]