Every decision is a profit decision

There are times when we know that our business decisions carry huge consequences.  Other times we think our actions are not so significant but they are.  Actually, every decision by every person in the organization affects the bottom line.  Those pennies really do make dollars. I spoke to a CEO last week who told me […]

Planning vs. Action

Somebody once said “Action without planning is the cause of every failure”.  What about planning without action?  Doesn’t that cause failure as well? We would think so. Let’s look at each of these: Being impulsive and jumping into action without planning is a fools game.  Rarely can you expect success with this habit on anything […]

No more complaining

Complaining will no longer be accepted here.  All complainers are being asked to cease that habit and replace it with more positive thoughts and words.  Your complaints irritate the rest of us. They lower productivity and make small problems bigger while erasing progress. However, the BIGGEST reason we will no longer permit complaining is because […]

Check your emotions

  Many communications in the workplace (and at home) are derailed because of poorly used emotions.  Unless you control your emotions well during difficult conversations, those conversations are likely to turn out much different than you plan.  For many of us, using unchecked emotions create strong reactions in others as they misread our intentions.  You […]

You’ve got what you want… now what?

Most of the astronauts who went to the moon in the 60s and 70s came back and got depression.  I’ve noticed that many new homes in my area go up for sale shortly after the owners move in.  When I find myself playing cards on my phone I always get a letdown when I win […]

Visualize your perfect week

This is a time management/personal success tip that I use.  Successful people have a habit of creating their own future.  They see their ideal future first, then consciously and unconsciously arrange actions to move them toward that ideal state. So the tip here is to create your perfect week in advance.  Make a list and […]

Make Each Pitch a Masterpiece

Several years ago I heard a pitching coach give some sage advice to an athlete that also applies to business, sales, and leadership.  “Make each pitch a masterpiece”.  Translation: don’t let any effort of yours be mediocre; make every effort your best.  With every pitch, the athlete must perform a masterpiece of a pitch, or […]

What the CEO wants you to have:

I ask executives frequently if they want their people to have written goals.  They almost always answer “yes”.  I think most workers would assume the CEO doesn’t care about their goals.  He/she must be thinking about other, more noble (or financial) thoughts than what the average employee desires in life.  Well, they’re wrong; their goals are important to the boss.  Here’s […]

Dealing with the difficult boss

Some bosses are great!  Some…not so much.  Here are my 3 best ideas on what you can do with the difficult ones: 1. Try to see their point of view.  Most bosses have their boss putting demands on them and that may be part of the reason they’re difficult.  If you can “get in their shoes” and see their challenges, that often […]