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What Now?

What Now?

You are facing a downturn in the economy and business. What do you need to be doing right now? Do you keep people or let them go? What about your vendors and suppliers? And what about your customers? Consider the airline oxygen mask concept. Put your mask on first so...

Staying Focused in Turbulent Times

Staying Focused in Turbulent Times

I woke up this morning thinking of what I can do to deal with the current market and societal changes that are seriously impacting my business. Since I’m an early morning person (meaning I am most creative and engaged in the morning), I am flooded with “great” ideas....

Your Next Act: Where Do You Go From Here?

Your Next Act: Where Do You Go From Here?

Where do you want to be in 10 years? This is a question I asked a business owner, James, recently. James has owned a very successful business for over 25 years and starts and ends everyday thinking of the business and what he needs to do to keep it successful. When I...

Shifting Your Paradigm

Shifting Your Paradigm

Just how good looking are you? Sorry, I can’t help you with your personal look. That’s for another website. But, I can help you with your business look. And there’s good news and bad news here. First the good news. The good news is there are just a few things you can...

The Opposite of Servant Leadership: Power Leadership

The Opposite of Servant Leadership: Power Leadership

We’ve discussed servant leadership at length, showed you examples and introduced you to experts.  But to truly understand the concept, we should really discuss the opposite of this leadership concept. Meet power leadership. Leaders who use power as their main...

Finish Strong: Measurement

Finish Strong: Measurement

While it isn’t necessarily popular, all things of note and import need to have some quantitative or qualitative measures.  Measuring success is that yardstick on anything that helps you put your arms around it and understand its relevance to your company. So what kind...

Finish Strong: Being Organized

Finish Strong: Being Organized

Being able to finish strong starts with being organized.  If you don’t have an ordered way to do things, things might not happen. Here is a checklist to help you shape up for the task at hand—finishing strong! Create a to-do list. Clean up your email in box Keep your...

Finish Strong: Our Next Workshop

Finish Strong: Our Next Workshop

While our theme through the end of the year in this space is finishing strong, we do have a real-time event coming up this week that builds on that theme and could be of real value to you. Beside, hearing from a real, live person and interacting with others with...

Finish Strong: Being Aware of Time

Finish Strong: Being Aware of Time

Finishing the year in a strong fashion is a noble goal.  Yet, don’t forget about the element of time. For example today is November 11.  That’s just about 7 weeks until the end of the year.  That’s 33 business days or 50 calendar days (including holidays). OK, so now...