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Hidden in Plain Sight

The best management tool at your disposal is right at your fingertips, and you may not even know its there! Do you review your Profit and Loss (P&L) monthly to see the trends in your sales by product line? Do…

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Your Employees Need a Hero!

Employees need heroes to be fully engaged. Be the hero in your company! I just read an article from 2013 predicting the action hero movie trend as a bubble about to burst.  But it’s still going strong, and do you…

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Your Vision – Right Sized for You

It’s wonderful to have a vision with far reach and tremendous impact.  It’s great to have a goal for rapid and impressive growth. It’s also wonderful to have a vision for a balanced life with a family focus and stable…

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Values Set the Rules of the Game Part 2

There’s a set of values that we see in businesses over and over again: integrity, honesty, etc.  Those are important, of course, but they’re about as inspiring as watching paint dry unless they are flavored with what makes your company…

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Values Set the Rules of the Game

“Values are Important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable (Businessdictionary.com).”   It’s your business, and it’s your job to set the rules of the game, to establish and communicate the beliefs…

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Mission Trumps All: Part 2

Remember why you started all this?  You knew you could offer better service, or custom quality, or unique perspective to your clients and customers.  You knew you could make a difference, or do it different, or live differently and you…

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Are You Taking Your Own Advice?

Just because you make the rules, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to adhere to them like everyone else. You are not an exception to the rules you have handed out. If anything, you need to follow them to…

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Are You Able to Help?

As a business owner, you typically know a lot about the service you offer. You were so confident in your ability to do a particular thing that you have opened up a place of business to allow others to come…

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