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The Ghost Of Christmas Past, A Management Lesson

For the past two weeks, I have been teaching in our Virtual Practice Management membership group lessons we can learn from the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, that can make us better managers or business owners. This week we took a look at the chapter in which Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the […]

What’s It Gonna Be?

Randy Pausch the author of the “Last Lecture” said “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.”  This quote has probably been one of the most inspirational and enlightening quotes for me.  Possibly, because I am a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor and have had to choose how I was […]

Making To-Do Lists That Work

I have a friend that makes these amazingly long to-do lists.  The most amazing thing about them is they never get done.  They will have 10-20 things listed they will spend a lot of time making them.  Then they get set aside never to be looked at again. I asked if making to-do lists was […]

How Do You Hire Super-Stars?

I’m not sure if there are many employers or managers who really like looking for new employees.  I know we want to hire great people who will enhance our team, but the task of looking for the right person and actually finding them can be a daunting task. Time spent looking for just the right […]

Is A Carrot Enough To Motivate Employees? (Free E-Booklet)

If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for your business you have probably asked yourself more than once, “How can I motivate my employees when they are at work?”  I have the opportunity to speak to small business owners often and I have found that this is one of […]

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks that […]

Becoming A Better Me

The theme of “becoming a better person” has been popping up in everything I have been reading or listening to lately.  It is a fact that most people want to better themselves on a continual basis.  It can be overwhelming as to where one should begin and also it is easy to get stuck there […]

Mastering Leadership

“The Lone Ranger would have died without Tonto.”  Leaders do not become leaders by themselves, yet so often we point out the leader failing to recognize the people who are the support team.  Those that make the difference so that the “leader” can do what is necessary to do their part in the project, the […]

Changes for Life

Change can be hard, really hard, especially if we are not prepared to make it happen. Listen to this… “90% of heart patients do not stick to the lifestyle changes their physicians state they need to make in order to live longer”  Wow, that is just amazing!  Do you think that they really want to […]

Grow Your Service Level

Brendon Burchard said, “You grow into the service level you want to provide.”  We know it is our choice how we present ourselves each day at work with our customers and coworkers. But, I think the message that Brendon is trying to get across though is that we need to make the effort to grow […]