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How "Please" and "Thank You" Drive Your Business Growth & Value

You likely learned the power of “please” and “thank you” from your parents.  Those are words, we’re told, that hold magical powers.  When you say “please,” you are more likely to fulfill your...

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Negative Brains at Work - Five Ways to Fight Back

The brain is a fascinating machine.  It powers our bodies, propels our actions, keeps us safe when there’s a sabretooth tiger in the house… all sorts of magical things.

It is also a saboteur. Research has shown that the brain is...

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Office Witch Trials: When It’s Good to be A Witch

Are you a witch?  I am. 

Well, actually, I’m related to one.  One of the Salem Witches is in my family tree.  To some people, this may come as no surprise.  (Once, when I dressed up in a witch costume at work, some...

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One Word That Scares the Hell Out of Business Owners

What is your favorite four-letter word?  Come on, now.  Fess up.  Even the most disciplined and polite among us secretly harbor a favorite. 

If you hang around me for any period of time, you know that I can be colorful with my...

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Four Ways to Drive Inflation's Frightening Impact Out of Your Life's Savings

This past week, I was working with a couple, Susan and Robert, who is sorting through their business succession plans.  Their story is a quite common one.  Rob has built a modest company that has met the needs of his family and his...

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Four Tips to Avoid Counting Your Work Chickens Before They're Hatched

Have you heard the latest phenomenon in the whole labor game amidst our supply chain issues?  There’s a boomerang effect going on.  It’s as if, for both the workforce and supply chain dynamics, the folks counted their...

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Four Key Elements to Make Your Family Meetings Better Than the Royals'

The glue is gone. She held you together as a family for so many years.  She was the reason you came together.  In honor to her and the family she built, you tried to put on the brave face, the happy face, the game face.  She was the...

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Don't Chicken Out of Tough Money Talks - Tips for Success

“I don’t want to talk about it!”

Boy, I’ll bet you’ve heard that before.  Possibly even uttered it yourself.  I know I have.

And yet, there are certain conversations we really shouldn’t chicken out...

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Three Ways to Keep Chickens From Coming Home to Roost

 Oh my, have the chickens come home to roost.  Look around you and you can see it everywhere.  From politicians in hot water to a lifetime of not taking care of yourself resulting in a heart attack, it happens. 

Take...

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Three Strategies for Making the Shift from Employee to Owner Less Lonely

Over the past few years, the emergence of new business enterprises has skyrocketed.  Between the Pandemic and Great Resignation, many looked in the mirror and said, “Let’s do this!”  Since 2019 and the start of the...

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