October 4, 2012

I’ve been thinking about routines because I’ve been out of my office and feeling off-schedule.  Then I started thinking about the word itself.  Routine can mean discipline, as in an exercise routine, and that allows you to achieve your desired results.  However, routine can also mean ‘usual’ or ‘normal’ and here is where a routine [...]

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Going Global!

September 11, 2012

I am excited to tell you that I am now part of the Global Coaches Network, a business that places executive coaches around the world.  This week, I am attending a 3-day workshop focused specifically on global leadership coaching. I’ll be certified in the EAGLE Program.  It is a global leadership coaching system that includes assessments, tools, [...]

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Are You Ignoring Important Data?

September 6, 2012

I’m a life-long gardener, and so I know a bit about trees.  My next door neighbor has three huge trees in his backyard.  One is dead and the other two need extensive pruning.  All these trees, if they fall, would likely hit both of our houses.  I have asked him several times to have the [...]

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Labor Day

September 3, 2012

According to the US Department of Labor, this holiday is intended to celebrate the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”  Take a moment from your holiday to be grateful to your employees for efforts.  Whether you are the ‘Big Boss’ or a manager with just a few people [...]

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Blue Moon: What Are Yours?

August 29, 2012

This coming Friday, August 31st, you can see a blue moon at 9:58am EDT.  And, what exactly is a blue moon?  It’s when there are two full moons in one month, and the second one is called the blue moon.  You won’t have a chance to see another blue moon until July 2015 since they [...]

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Book learning v. life learning

August 27, 2012

I just had a lunch meeting and we were talking about people who hold themselves out as experts when they lack real live experience with the topic on which they are an “expert.”  I’ve seen it enough to want to ask the person, “Hey, what are you doing there?”  I’ve had lots of book learning [...]

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Busy Weeks

August 16, 2012

They are great and can be productive.  However, if you feel like you have too much going on, I suggest you think about exercising your No muscle.  Many people have forgotten about that muscle, and it has begun to atrophy.  Don’t let it do that.  Use it well.

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Spinning Class

August 13, 2012

Wow!  Not sure what happened here . . . I wrote a great entry that never got posted.   Operator error no doubt! Well, basically, I encouraged you to get off the stationary bike and actually go somewhere on a real bike – metaphorically speaking.    

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Customer experience is paramount

August 10, 2012

This morning I attended a really interesting meeting where we discussed Fred Reichheld’s book, The Ultimate Question 2.0.  If you are in business and want a simple metric for assessing customer loyalty, this is the book for you.

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Embracing Technology

August 7, 2012

Today, I created and sent out my first ezine for my business.  It was both exciting and a bit terrifying! Technology can be such a great tool.  And, I remind myself and those reading this blog:  Remember that you control the technology – don’t let the technology control you!  So if you have been sitting for more than [...]

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