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Book Report: “Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition” by Michael Stelzner

By |2018-08-23T14:36:14-06:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During my first visit at the Social Media Marketing World convention in San Diego, I had the pleasure of hearing Mike Stelzner present the keynote address for the convention. Mike Stelzner is the President of the Social Media Examiner website, which hosts the convention. He did a great job in his presentation and his knowledge of [...]

Marketing in Human Resources is Important

By |2018-08-23T17:23:26-06:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources, Marketing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Someone will ask the question, "How do you tie in marketing in Human Resources?" That's a great question. Grab a cup of coffee and let me sell you why marketing and Human Resources are already together - and why you need to build on it. The first representative of your organization that a person encounters may [...]

Practice Does Not Make Perfect – Perfect Practice Does

By |2018-08-23T17:25:01-06:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

There is a popular, and highly overused saying, that is shared within both the athletic and business communities: “Practice makes perfect.”  If you’ve been in either community for long, you’ve heard it.  Most likely, you’ve either accepted it as truth, or you have said it to younger, less experienced participants as you wanted to motivate them [...]

Marketing Brainstorming: A Great Process for Developing New Ideas

By |2018-08-23T17:23:07-06:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Advertising, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Professional Resources, Sales, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

If marketing brainstorming isn't part of your strategic process, you need to add it.  It's highly effective, and highly addictive in a good way. Some of the best ideas that I've ever had for new business opportunities have happened over a cup of coffee or over lunch or dinner. They weren't necessarily planned ahead of time [...]

Making the Extra Effort to be Grateful

By |2018-08-23T17:22:42-06:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

If there is a specific area where we, as leaders, can and do fall short of an acceptable standard, it is the area of gratitude.  Especially if we have a "pioneer" personality which is focused on getting to the top of the mountain, we can be guilty of not being grateful.  It is easy not to [...]

Think and Act with Optimism!

By |2018-08-23T17:33:50-06:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As executives and business leaders, we can face a lot of discouragement.  Being a leader isn’t easy, and it isn’t easy to keep a positive attitude with optimism.  It’s not impossible. Let me share some thoughts and great quotes from leaders to encourage you to keep a positive, optimistic attitude: Great Quotes: Failure is an event, [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader Can be Cost-Effective

By |2018-08-23T14:31:52-06:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Team Building, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In this series of “Being a Jerk as a Leader,” let us cover how you can be cost-effective in your approach. For some people, making a process quantifiable and measurable is the way they figure out if it’s an acceptable approach or not. For those people, and also for the rest of us, we’re going to [...]

What Great Websites Require from You

By |2018-08-23T17:16:17-06:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

For a lot of people and organizations, the thought of building and maintaining a new website is a scary proposition.  What does it require? Where do you start?  Who do you call?  What do you need to do? What makes this whole process even more challenging is when you require a great website.  We can admit [...]

The Hard Lessons: Paralysis by Analysis

By |2018-08-23T17:32:05-06:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Personal Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Paralysis by analysis:  Have you ever come to a situation where you needed to make a decision and you just didn't seem to be able to make progress? Whether it is the start of a new business, to expand your product or service offerings, hire new employees, build a marketing plan, or just move forward with [...]

You Need an Insurance Agent on Your Personal Executive Team

By |2018-08-23T17:54:47-06:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Business Services, Business Strategies, Insurance, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Arguably the person who gets the worst rap for being on one’s executive team is the insurance agent.  No one seems to like to talk to this person, because it usually means that something bad happened or money has to be spent.  And that’s really unfortunate.  Not only are they good people, they are the allies [...]