Posts tagged with: growth

  • abandon resolutions
Last year, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I tried creating a specific vision for the year I’d like to have. I thought, “It’s what I train business owners to do for their organizations; why not give it a...
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The manufacturing industry is hurting. For years the industry declined in the U.S. for a variety of reasons in the business environment. Now, the industry is facing a renaissance but can’t find enough people to bring a new manufacturing era...
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  • Year Two Takes Grit
Last month’s posts (March) had the theme of reflection and its role in your business success. As important as reflection is, one of the primary benefits from thinking critically about what we’ve done and how we think is to use...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Lessons Learned Just Ahead sign
Several days ago I celebrated my birthday. Whenever I do, I think about playing Monopoly and the excitement of passing the “GO” square on the board and collecting $200. In a game that seemed to go on forever, passing “GO”...
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  • Vision compass
I am writing this blog post just after Martin Luther King Jr. day. As is my yearly tradition, I just finished reading Mr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This year, I was struck by how powerfully MLK communicated his...
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  • hands with devices sharing information
The majority of the participants in my networking training sessions have one thing in common — they hate networking. I intentionally used the strong word, “hate,” because that’s the word my trainees use. The source of their vehement reaction is...
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  • Clarity for sales. Crowd is more clear behind a glass of water.
Twenty years ago I started my career in sales. As I was building my list and my accounts, I followed the basic principle of sales I learned – it’s a numbers game. The explosion of tools, channels, and available information...
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