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How Can I Find the Right Mentor for Me and My Business?

I recently came across an article entitled, “10 Reasons to Avoid Executive Leadership Coaches Like the Plaque,” by Chris Pearse. (Forbes 12/22/19). In the article Mr. Pearse, who is a leadership coach himself, outlined a number of pitfalls one can encounter when engaging a coach or mentor. Two that really struck me were the coach/mentor who uses a structured process, which I call “using a notebook” and the other is those who focus on performance.…

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Let the Celebration Begin – You and the Success of Your Business

We all like to celebrate in one way or another our life’s accomplishment. Take for example your birthday. We all one every year and in most cases, we enjoy the recognition by friends and family of this important event. The party and the gathering of celebrants is wonderful, but what really appeals to most of us is the recognition we personally receive from the event. If for just a moment we are the center of…

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How Do I Know I Am Right?

The simple answer to the question of “How Do I Know I Am Right” when hiring someone that you don’t know. Even if you have the best well-thought out and executed hiring process in the world you still cannot know with 100% certainty that you have chosen to hire the right person. The question is what should be my expectation, my reasonable expectation of success when hiring? Study upon study and experience should tell you…

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What’s Under the Hood of Your Business Technology?

Yes, your business has a hood just like your car or truck does. Therefore, from time to time you or your mechanic (technician) needs to check under the hood to make sure the engine that drives your technology is running smooth. Also, every 6 – 12 months you need to make sure your “engine” is up to the tasks at hand so that your technology keeps your business operating and competitive. Your growth plans should…

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Finding The Right Technical Advice

In recent blogs, I have addressed the importance of building and maintaining a quality communication system both inside and outside your business. Technology plus communications is the glue if you will that not only holds your business together but allows it to grow and prosper. When it comes to communications in today’s business, technology is the key. Technology, its selection, implementation and maintenance is a determining factor in your company’s ability to compete and expand.…

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