Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Core of Your Business

We have all heard a manager joke to employees saying “Do what I say, not what I do”.  Managing by modeling the behavior we need is an important first step in Great Leadership. If we want our employees and peers

Posted in Business Culture, Business Improvement

Are you following up?

If you don’t have a customer retention plan as part of your sales and marketing process, then you are missing half your sales. You could be losing customers because they might feel you forgot about them and just thought  they

Posted in Business Culture, Business Improvement, Customer Service & Culture

Deciding to Move to Great

Stephen Covey and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has helped 20 million readers learn to be effective.  His recent passing was remembered around the world and in 2005, he brought the 8th Habit:  From Effectiveness to Greatness to

Posted in Personal Improvement, Planning for Business, Uncategorized

Ask the Right Question.

When it comes doing business it isn’t always about the money and it shouldn’t be. Beyond doing what you love. It should be about the client. Now, now, hold on, yes you need to make money to pay bills but

Posted in Business Improvement

Attributes of Good Leadership

Hiring can be difficult but knowing what you want in your management can make or break the way your company is perceived by the public. A bad leader can create a negative atmosphere that will spread itself throughput your company

Posted in Business Culture, Business Management

All of Your Work Should be Good!

Saw this quote and found it’s origin on The Cynical Girl. A great way to look at your job – yup, you were hired to do a good job! Enjoy –Linda “I think good work stands on its own. And

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Leave Space for Wisdom

Summer gives us the luxury of slowing down and being more relaxed.  With that said, finding time to do all our work, sometimes means taking things more slowly.  In our rush around world, we often are so involved in “doing”

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Double Check Before Showing Your Client

One of the worst things you can do is let your clients be the proof reader on a project when they don’t know they are the proof reader. It makes you look bad and it wastes everyone’s time when they

Posted in Business Improvement, Business Management, Employee Management, Image & Marketing, Personal Improvement

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Customer Service and Summer Casual

July is here and casual is often the order of the day.  Hot weather, vacation schedules and casual thinking can often lead to customer problems. Keeping your business relevant, reliable and relaxed for the rest of the summer will mean

Posted in Business Culture, Image & Marketing