Too Many Wear Crowns

One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland’s book “The Breakthrough Company” is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.

The book suggests that crown should not adorn the head of the owner.

That’s a tough message for an owner to receive. What owner hasn’t sacrificed blood sweat, toil and tears in an effort to start, grow, and beat the long odds of success to have a business?

Hasn’t the owner earned the right to wear the ...

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Quit Fighting And Start Moving Forward

The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
Whatever your take on the economy, July is always a good time to consider successes and failures, review strategies and make necessary changes for the last half of the year.

One of the major responsibilities of a leader is to take the fear out of the future.

This is easier said ...

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The Seven Percent Solution

One of the most interesting behavioral concepts ever discovered is that of the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.

The single degree between 211 degrees Fahrenheit and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, for example, turns what was simply hot water into steam. The creation and use of steam to power engines, first in ships, later in trains, and in some of the first automobiles, was the first significant leap in ...

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Advice For A Better Second Half

Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.

Someday scientists will actually discover that as we grow older, time actually passes faster because that is how it seems.

The first couple of weeks of July are appropriate to review; review, refresh and renew in any organization.

Plenty of time remains to achieve goals established at the end of 2013, but strategies and ...

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