When You Have Something Nice to Say, Say It!

There I was, standing in aisle three of the grocery store, staring blankly at the endless selection of coffee. Suddenly, I was startled out of my stupor by the voice of a nearby clerk. “Sir, I really like your shirt,” the young man said. Startled by the unexpected compliment—especially since it pertained to my fashion […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Drip Marketing

Question: How can I keep my customers engaged during a 1-2 year sales cycle? Certainly, one of the greatest challenges in sales is keeping the potential customer engaged with your company throughout the sales cycle. If you don’t keep your company and its product/service on the forefront of the consumer’s mind throughout the sales cycle, […]

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Friday 5 for June 29th, 2018

7 Signs That You Have an Ego Problem By Will Adams On its face, having an ego isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But an unchecked ego can overpower and devour a leader’s humility and his or her willingness to learn, to be challenged, and to trust others… Read article What Does “I’m Sorry” Really Mean? […]

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Growth Strategies You Can Learn from Your Favorite Theme Park

The Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM released their 2017 Theme and Museum Index Survey, an annual report that ranks the top theme parks, waterparks, and museums all over the world based on annual attendance, tracking the ups and downs over the years and across regions. In addition to just tracking the raw attendance data, though, […]

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Watch Out for Common Mistakes!

Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. And when you’re running a business, there are so many things you’re responsible for, so many decisions you have to make every day, big and small. Watch out for some of the most common mistakes business owners make, including understaffing, a failure to delegate, and a lack of appreciation […]

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What Does “I’m Sorry” Really Mean?

Two of the most powerful words you can use are “I’m sorry.” But don’t abuse those powerful words by using them as a substitute for “too bad!” We’ve probably all had experiences where we asked for something, and got an “I’m sorry” response that did double-duty as both an apology and a statement of, “Too […]

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7 Signs That You Have an Ego Problem

According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, 2 in 5 CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organization. Even 1 in 3 chief executives from Fortune 500 companies don’t make it past three years. What’s going on? I believe many of these failures in leadership positions can be traced […]

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Friday 5 for June 22nd, 2018

Book Review: Co-Create, by David Nour By Fran Tarkenton You have to disrupt yourself, or else someone else is going to disrupt your business for you. That’s a consistent theme that David Nour, growth strategist and author of the best-seller… Read article Inspiring Yourself to Action By Will Adams In my nearly 20-year professional career, […]

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