An Easy-to-Use New Year’s Resolution Fill in the Blank Form

It’s that time o’ year! Time to make your traditional New Year’s resolution. Creating a realistic resolution hasn’t always been easy for me. For example, in 2012, I resolved to publish my first book by the end of the year. It was published three years later in 2015. Sigh. I wasn’t prepared to meet the [...]

By |2020-12-31T14:35:50+00:00December 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

But…But…the Internet’s down!?

I work from home. I manage several social media accounts, and I write four or five blogs a week, various case studies, workbooks, web copy, and some fiction. I have a system. I'm organized. I get stuff done. But today, Tuesday 11/11/20, the internet's down. Noooooo! The Internet's down! What about my Smartphone?  Well, yes, technically, [...]

By |2020-11-12T14:56:06+00:00November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?

So, what's your low hanging fruit? What are you reaching past while attempting to reach a higher branch? When you ignore your low hanging fruit, you miss one of your best opportunities. A Seminar Last summer, I conducted a seminar with a group of healthcare administrators. A member of the group had acquired my book How [...]

By |2020-11-02T15:02:53+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?

My Top Ten Indicators that Winter Has Arrived

Okay, I know I'm early but winter will be here before you know it. I just want you to ready. When you know my top ten indicators that winter has arrived you can go into the season prepared. As some of you might know, I love winter. I love it almost as much as I [...]

By |2020-10-22T13:40:26+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top Ten Indicators that Winter Has Arrived

Who Should You Hire Next?

If you own or manage a growing small business one of the dilemmas for many small business professionals is who should you hire next? And not only who should you hire next but when should they be hired. Should your next hire be a sales manager, CFO, or Marketing Director, and should you bring them [...]

By |2020-10-19T14:10:01+00:00October 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who Should You Hire Next?

How to Develop the Discipline to Write

How to develop the discipline to write isn't the same for all. However there are some basics that fit most writers. Writing is a very personal and developing the discipline to write—even more so. What may work for some may not work for others. However, I've found one common activity shared by disciplined writers. They [...]

By |2020-10-08T13:50:32+00:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Develop the Discipline to Write

My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

Unfortunately, of these top ten outdated phrases I've used at least eight of them this year. I occasionally use phrases, slang, and colloquialisms some of my younger friends and colleagues (okay, they’re all younger than me) either don’t understand, or chuckle at because they’re so two days ago. To help boomers, and others who may [...]

By |2020-09-17T13:11:05+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

How to ask Questions for Understanding

How to ask questions for understanding  not confirmation is important. I've attended meetings, seminars, and lectures — observed interviews, corrective actions, and employee evaluations — watched video interviews, webinars, and listened to podcasts — and time and time again, I've heard poorly constructed questions with little thought put into them. Too often, questions are asked [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:37:24+00:00September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to ask Questions for Understanding

Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

So, yes, I have a top ten reasons not to cook fish at the office from experience. A few years ago, I made the mistake of warming fish in the office microwave for lunch. It was previously cooked. However, I warmed it in the office microwave, which sent my co-workers running out of the building [...]

By |2020-08-13T14:00:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

How to Improve Communication in 10 Minutes

Poor communication is a problem in every organization. It always has been. Today, with more team members working from home, virtual meetings, and clients at a social distance it's critical to communicate effectively. So, wouldn't it be worth taking 10 minutes to improve it? From a two-person operation to multinational businesses, poor communication causes delays, [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:31:30+00:00June 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Improve Communication in 10 Minutes
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