Take Care Of Your Business, XIV

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

How To Be A Winner When You Lose You can’t win ’em all. A champion baseball hitter only wins his battle with the pitcher about a third of the time; a champion golfer rarely finishes a tournament without at least a bogey or two. So being a winner is different from winning. Being a (read on...)

How to "Stretch" Your Time To Fit Your Plan

May 12, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In the early days of my career as an administrative assistant, I learned pretty quickly that there was never enough time to put “finishing touches” on tasks or presentations. So, the trick is to do things right the first time and to do it well. But, we also know what they say about (read on...)

Quality: To Do or Not To Do?

May 1, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Branding 

Ask any entrepreneur if “quality” is essential to their business and you will without fail receive a resounding “Yes!” There is no question of the importance, significance and relevance of “quality” to any business. But, ask for a definition and you will (read on...)

Score Points With ‘SMART’ Goals In Your Business

April 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Wikipedia defines ‘SMART’ as a “mnemonic used to set objectives. The first known uses of the term occur in the November 1981 issue of Management Review by George T. Doran.” Widely adopted in the project management, personal development, performance management and IT (read on...)

Are You Running a Business or Just Created a Job for Yourself?

March 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

I met with a potential client a few days ago and he tells me that he feels like he’s on a hamster wheel, but if he gets off his business will not survive. At that point I remembered an article I read years ago that asked the question; “are you running a business or have you created a (read on...)

Jump Into The Blue Ocean

February 17, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

One of the things I love most about a Cirque du Soleil production is that the curtain separating the artist from the audience has been removed. In a traditional circus (or live show of any sort really), the artist can go past the curtain and drop his/her role. Cirque du Soleil shows create an (read on...)

Lessons in Management From the Ancient Roman Centurions

October 28, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Though Roman Centurions have a history of more than 2100 years, they practiced many management concepts that are required for managers even today. The Romans created a concept of how a manager should be chosen, how to lead a team and other important characteristics of being a manager. Management (read on...)

Death of a Salesman

October 12, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

The salesman is dead. Long live the relationship-builder. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you love what you do. You have a passion for your ideas, your products and your services. But you hate selling those ideas, products and services with a passion, too. And you know what? Your (read on...)

How To Recognize Inspirational Leadership

October 8, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Hint: It Brings Out Your Very Best Frances Fox Piven, an elderly former professor and far-left activist, stood before a small group of the protestors currently involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” event. Piven, who in younger days espoused (seriously) a plan to “collapse the (read on...)

Cost Effective Tips to Generate Sales

October 4, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

Everybody wants to get results out of every penny that they are spending. No matter who you are or how wealthy you are, you still want your investment to be worthwhile and you won’t take to heart lightly every time you encounter a bogus deal. Nowadays, it is hard to find something that will (read on...)