Next week is Thanksgiving week, and that means it’s time to pause and literally give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. As Americans living in the 21st century, it’s easy to take for granted all the bounty we enjoy. Let’s face it, no people in human history have lived in so much…

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Growth in any economy is possible by understanding how you rank your marketplace and then taking steps to shift more customers towards you, that is sales growth. In my prior leadership roles at McDonald’s and Burger King, I often visited restaurants to see how they were performing and provide guidance and coaching to help them…

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Ask yourself the following questions, remember to be honest with yourself when answering.   When you have finished writing your answer read them.  Is that the life you want?  If so, go after it. How important is balance of life? How do you balance personal and business life? If you had unlimited resources (money, time, people)…

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A few months ago, many companies and many industries suffered tremendous losses of customers, sales and profits.  Many, but not all companies and industries have bounced back, if not all the way back, at least well on their way. But not necessarily all companies in those industries…Why? What we need to realize is that, customers…

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Setting goals gives you that feeling of accomplishment and the ability to check another item off your list.   It is also a crucial part of business, helping us to keep track and measure our progress. But when you think about reaching those goals does it include an actual reward? Research has shown us that more…

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We all know that goals are vital for everyone; one thing that sets an outstanding company apart from the others is the way they set objectives.  Great companies set great goals. James Collins and Jerry Porras wrote in their book ‘Built to Last’, about BHAG, which stands for ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’. A BHAG is…

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“Without accountability, teamwork breaks down” The coach does not even need to get involved. Each player knows their job and so do their teammates. If someone fails, they know it and so does everyone else. It is not unusual for someone to apologize to the other team members when they fail to be in their…

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That 2019 will be your best year ever That you will learn more than in any prior year That you will make the time during 2019 to enjoy the journey That you will offer a 5 to 1 ratio of praise to criticism with you team in 2019 That your family will say that you…

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