With a Clear Goal, Move Forward

May, 1976.

I had just finished what I thought was my junior year at Stanislaus State College. But when I put a pencil to things, I discovered I was not 12 months away from graduation, but closer to two years. My two years of being heavily involved in student government had me paying a price once I had served my two terms in office.

A year later, I was a very proud yet exhausted owner of a college degree in Political Science, ...

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What It Takes to Get to the Next Level

I recently conversed with the owner of a profitable company. She was interested in addressing some issues so she could return her attention to growing the business.

When I asked about challenges and opportunities she was facing, she sighed and said to me that “It never ends, the constant interruptions and crises; I fight fires all day long. The only time I get to the stuff that matters strategically, I am dead tired, so I rarely spend any time at all ...

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Should You Detoxify Your Business?

If you haven’t noticed, the airways are filled with advertisements to join a gym to get into shape or to start a diet.

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Losing weight means ridding your body of unhealthy toxins.

One of the key responsibilities of the owner of a business is to set a positive tone, lead by example and to use real-life examples to teach employees what is expected in the workplace.

This is not always easy ...

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Getting a Fast Start in 2014

Today is Monday, January 6, and most people will be back to work. Hopefully, the company plan for 2014 has been nailed down and assignments to key result areas are known and responsibilities for achievement assigned.

If you want a great year it helps to have an atmosphere of optimism and positive feelings with a strong January start. That is why I wrote this article; to get you moving quickly this New Year.

With twenty workdays in this first month, here are ...

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