“I’m Gonna Tell’ Em What I Think”

It sure feels good when you tell someone what you really think. Especially when they deserve it. You get it off your chest; tear them a fresh page and hopefully teach them a lesson. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time it …

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Failure is Guaranteed. Recovery is Optional.

History is full of examples of comebacks after personal “failures” such as injury, illness or persecution and set backs or defeats in the public realm of sports, business and politics. Too often, when facing overwhelming odds or defeat, people and organizations fold and wait for …

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Happens

If I am honest with myself, and you with yourself, we’ll likely both arrive at the conclusion that in spite of any past dreaming, scheming, goal setting, hoping, planning, or stating – “This time it will be different” (feel free to add your own example …

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Reputation Builders For Entrepreneurs (and Intrapreneurs)

Whether you have your own business, are thinking of going on your own, or you are running a division or business unit within a large corporation, the following guidelines for reputation building all apply. Without a strong and positive reputation, the critical word of mouth …

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Walk Your Talk – Create a Tribe

It is easier to defer and deflect to others’ shortcomings or failures than to deal with our own. We often defend our attitudes or perspectives based on what we do/don’t do and how we’re different from others to justify our behaviours and beliefs.  When this …

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Entrepreneurs Must Build a Strong Reputation

As an entrepreneur you have a reputation – positive, neutral or negative. And, as an entrepreneur it is your job to make sure you get noticed, approached and selected. Your reputation will determine how successful you become. When I started my company 26 years ago, …

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The Stop Doing List

Many people spend an enormous amount of time talking about what they should do more of, or be better at, and that’s where it typically ends. This can be summarized as… “After all is said and done, more is said than done” Dreaming, aspiring and …

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Don’t Put Down Your Competition – It may Backfire!

In this blog I share how a competitor’s lack of professionalism and jealousy helped me lock-in a positive, long-term client relationship. A competitor, who was being championed by an executive who had worked with him in another organization, called into question the judgement of the …

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