Top 10 lists are very popular today. It seems that a new top 10 list is coming out every day. You see top 10 lists featured on the covers of magazines. There’s even a well-known top 10 list featured on a late night talk show. But do you have a top 10 list of reasons […]

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  CEOs, presidents and business owners seem to be busier than ever these days. There are many reasons for that. The uncertainty that continues to have a firm grasp on the economy, adapting to a changing marketplace and business world, new technologies, doing more with less employees and resources, holding on to and maximizing the […]

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  Two or three years ago, almost every CEO, company president or business owner I talked to wanted to talk about their employees, productivity, motivation, growing the business or other daily problems and issues unique to their individual business.  Today most business people want to talk about prospecting, sales and closing the deal.  How to […]

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  We “fell short on executing with excellence.  We cannot control the weather or economy or government spending.  But we can control how we execute and leverage the potent set of assets we have.” Lou D’Ambrosio, Sears President and Chief Executive as quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, May 20, 2011   Does this […]

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In 2010, a government bureau in Washington D.C. declared that the Great Recession was over.  Yet when looking at all the statistical data being published since that time including employment numbers, a volatile stock market, consumer confidence lagging, the housing and real estate market still unloading years worth of inventory with more foreclosures and short […]

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Over the last several years as a CEO, company president or business owner, you have probably cut every possible expense you can think of.  Worked long hours and slept less to keep the business going.  You have looked at and implemented every efficiency that’s appropriate to your business.  You have reworked job descriptions giving your […]

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In business and life, so much of what you do is perspective.  When things are going well, when the money is flowing in, and you are so busy that you don’t have time to think, it’s human nature to tend not to change anything. But when you don’t change anything you also don’t grow as […]

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There are so many heroes in the Chile mine rescue that it would be impossible to comment on and acknowledge all of them.  The entire scenario has an unreal atmosphere to it because most of us will never experience anything like this in our own lifetimes.  It almost seems like this amazing real life story is […]

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There is no question that employees think one way and business people – CEOs, company presidents and business owners – think another way. This is the toughest economy that any of us have faced in our business lifetime. If there was ever a time when you need to be the business person as well as […]

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Over the past several years, the economic conditions have been like nothing we have seen in most of our lifetimes.  In thinking about all of the economic problems that have happened over the past several years, I realized that there are many business people who have just stopped believing.  They have stopped believing in the […]

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