Category Archives for Business

It’s been a long time.

The blog is not my favorite place to get my message out.  I prefer the weekly column I write, the facebook page I work with my team to update and the twitter notes I send out on occasion. Yet, the blog keeps going and growing for other people in my network.  I come back to […]

Continue reading

Business lessons from George Washington

As a history major, I am intrigued by the origins of our great country.  George Washington is a logical place to start. This week we celebrate his birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s as Presidents Day – the third Monday in February. But what do we really know about this founding father who led our country through the […]

Continue reading

Make like a pencil and get the lead out

A young boy asked his mother what he should do in order to be a success when he grew up.  The mother thought for a moment, and then told her son to bring her a pencil.  Puzzled, the boy found a pencil and gave it to her. “If you want to do good,” she said, […]

Continue reading

Every company should have a Santa Claus attitude

  Do you believe in Santa Claus?Whether you ever did – or still do – there’s something about the jolly old elf that wise businesses should consider emulating if they want to establish a year-round aura of good will. Santa has a number of attributes that easily translate beyond the holidays. Here are some that […]

Continue reading

Read Any Good Business Books Lately?

People who read business books earn more money – a lot more! – even in tough economic times.  According to a number of studies, business people who read at least seven business books a year earn over 2.3 times more than those who read only one per year. Why? One reason is they have a constant […]

Continue reading

In Search of Hidden Talents

Do you have someone on your payroll with untapped skills?  Most companies do, and they don’t even know it. Take Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks new sensational point guard.  Due to injuries and the poor performance of other players, he was thrust into the starting line-up and has become a star.  You’d have to […]

Continue reading

Don’t Discount The Bruce Halle Story

To say Bruce Halle is “driven” is putting it mildly.  The Discount Tire Company founder’s life story is the subject of a new book, “Six Tires, No Plan,” which I guarantee will inspire every person who reads it. Author Michael Rosenbaum has perfectly captured the essence of this fearless tire maven.  I’ve known Bruce for […]

Continue reading

Debitable, But Debatable No Longer

Mark Twain was one of the keenest minds ever to put pen to paper.  He was also an utter bust managing his money.  Twain poured a fortune into technological innovations that didn’t work.  His publishing house went broke printing books the public didn’t buy. In the end, a buddy – oil baron Henry Huttleston Rogers […]

Continue reading

On Deadline: How To Deliver Results When They’re Due

It’s the Monday morning staff meeting, and the week’s urgent projects are on the agenda.  Plenty of assignments for everyone:  some that involve a few quick phone calls, and others that will require overtime.  How do you make sure everyone meets their deadlines? When you’re up against a hard deadline, it’s important to know which […]

Continue reading

Time Management Tips From A Pro

Did you resolve to get more organized in 2012?  How is that working out for you so far? Managing your time is perhaps the most difficult organizational challenge you face.  You can always declutter your desk, rearrange your workspace, or get your files in order.  But getting control of your schedule is one of those […]

Continue reading
1 2 3
>