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Random success stories and thoughts for these crazy times

I was in San Francisco recently to lead a Strategies Incubator. Attendees at the intense four-day seminar for the beauty industry ranged from... Read More

The Recession: No, it's not over!

This Monday Morning Wake-Up is just that - a wake up. For months economists have been stating that the recession has bottomed out. Yes, there have... Read More

Do you have “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome?

Without question, these are challenging times for everyone in business. It doesn’t matter if you’re an owner, manager or employee; it takes more... Read More

Respect your investment

To be an entrepreneur means that you are willing to bet the ranch on your vision. You are betting on your abilities to create, lead and grow a viable... Read More

An entrepreneur's story of courage

Kristin Stutz is a business owner in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She's been a client of mine for many years and is a graduate of our Certified... Read More

Tick tock, tick tock: What are you doing different today?

Remember the opening scene from the movie Cast Away? Tom Hanks' character is teaching the Moscow FedEx office about the urgency of time. With... Read More

So, you want to take your business to the next level?

Here's one of my favorite questions to ask seminar audiences: "How many here want to take their business to the next level?" As if shot... Read More

Passion and heart drive the numbers you want

The numbers of your business measure its performance and efficiency. The numbers measure the collective determination of the team you lead to not only... Read More

How long do you wait until you fire someone?

I'm asked this question more times than I care to remember. It usually surfaces when a leader's frustration with an employee's... Read More

Stop standing in your own way!

Most often, your most intelligent business advisor is that little voice inside your head. It's that little voice telling you it's time to... Read More

Farewell to a decade of lessons

This New Year's Eve marks more than the end of a tumultuous year for the economy and for business - it marks the end of the first decade of the... Read More