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What’s Your Problem?!

Subtle conflict can be nebulous and hard to define, but it erodes stability just as regular, in-your-face conflict does. This type of conflict can be expressed through negativity (either your own or an employee’s), or in negative situations that bring you down. If you observe colleagues in what appears to be a ‘pity party’ trying to bring everyone around them down – don’t participate. Rather,

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Who Are You Listening To?

There is no shortage of people telling others what to do – the bad thing is that too many of those who give advice with good intentions have no clue what they are talking about. How many of those people do you know? Or, are you one of them? Here are two real examples (I don’t have to make these up!): 1). Professional A has 50+ years life-experience. He’s

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100% Customer Satisfaction!

The ‘basics’ are what many lose focus of.  A long-time friend and I had a discussion last night and he asked me for recommendations on how to increase new sales, earn repeat business, and how to increase new sales via referrals. I shared with him, as I do with clients or when I speak in public, that “unless you take on the mentality, believe in, and get

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Time Management Tip: Learn to Just Say “No”

Look at your daily schedule. How many tasks are things that you have decided you want to do? How many are things that others have asked you to do and you couldn’t refuse? Our time can quickly be eaten up with projects that don’t really belong to us. The next time someone else asks you to take on a task, don’t automatically say “Yes.” Instead,

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Can Anything Good Come From Conflict?

To which of these statements can you relate?  I dislike conflict! Conflict is the toughest part of my job. I avoid conflict whenever I can. I never learned how deal with conflict. I would rather get a root canal than deal with conflict! Conflict is inevitable whenever people with diverse thoughts and who have different experiences and backgrounds come together for the pursuit of a common

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To Earn, One Must Learn!

High-speed internet access, instant messaging, fast-track to success, and even fast food, describes the rush, rush world we live in. More than ever before, people want instant access and quicker results. While it is understandable that no one wants to take the slow route, success in any endeavor takes time, focus, and dedication. Education is much like a path with no end; we each make

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Four Heads are Better Than One!

Statistics suggest that 50% of new businesses fail within the first 2 years. There are many reasons why small businesses fail: Not understanding the ‘sequence’ to starting a new business Not having a fully developed business plan Not having a well-defined vision and mission Not having a good enough understanding of the competitive market Not realizing who one’s perfect customers are and howfrequently they purchase

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