Like a team of horses, when everyone pulls in the same direction, great accomplishments are possible. When people (or horses) work against each other or don’t support each other, individuals’ efforts are effectively canceled, and the team’s production is a fraction of what it could be.
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Everyone Needs a Coach
I've often mentioned the intense program I'm doing with AWAI to become a better writer and to market my writing services more effectively. Some people, on hearing about this, have said things like, “Why don't you just go on line and find people who are looking for writers?” That's one way, and it might result…Read More
Maintaining Enthusiasm in a Growing Enterprise
The Thrill of a Nascent Enterprise! Starting out in a new venture, everyone is excited and anxious to do more than his or her part in advancing the mission of a new company. How soon the excitement of a new commercial venture wears off and business becomes routine! Add to that the influx of new…Read More
State of Mind Determines State of Life
The Mind is an Amazing Instrument! Well, this week I'm turning to a related, and even more central, aspect of your life. James Allen wrote As a Man Thinketh over 100 years ago and it still stands recognized as one of the most important examinations ever undertaken of how one's thought processes affect his or…Read More
8 Traits of Effective Leaders
Effective Leaders Have These 8 Traits In this issue we'll examine traits of effective leaders, with a particular view to millennials and leaders of millennials. Kimberly Fries, herself a millennial, reports that younger people entering the world of work, more than ever, commonly change jobs several times early in their careers. The days of…Read More
Covered Calls – Fact and Fiction
Writing covered calls has been a staple in professional portfolio manager's toolbox (including mine) for at least twenty years. It is frequently used and written about because its part of a sound investment strategy that never goes out of style. It's also part of a tool-set that is often misunderstood, misused, and peddled like maps to the Lost Dutchman Goldmine. We're…Read More
Avoiding Sales Friction
When you call a company's customer service number or, worse, their sales line, how do you like it if you have to go through multiple automated menus and then wait on hold for ten minutes or longer? Does it encourage you to do more business with them? How do you feel about recommending such a…Read More
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