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Innovative leadership sustains business


Leaders must make a concerted effort to be innovative. Leadership and innovation are inextricably tied together.  Being creative and innovative are not abilities equally shared by everyone.  Some people are natural creators.  About a fourth of people in the workplace … Continue reading

8 Tips for Endurance and Persistence: Staying in it for the long haul


In September of this year Diana Nyad swam unassisted from Cuba to Florida and achieved a feat unmatched by anyone else.  Not only did she achieve a record swim – she accomplished this at the age of 64.  And this … Continue reading

Leaders need integrity: 19 dos and don’ts


A leader without integrity is like a horse without reins.  You can’t go anywhere as a leader without it. Some leaders don’t quite understand why they are not able to move their so-called followers to a common goal.  These same … Continue reading

Business Strategy: 18 Great Ways to Freshen Your Business


The ground hog has seen his shadow and although it might not seem like it now, spring is just around the corner.  Take advantage of your indoor time to improve your business strategy and freshen up your business.  Here are 18 ways: … Continue reading

Are you on the Train or Stuck on the Platform? How to Transition your Business from Traditional to Social Media


If you hung out “your shingle” for your business just 10 years ago, you might fall into the category of what I call a traditional business.  Whether you are a service or product based business, a business to business concern … Continue reading

What business planning have you done lately?


Thank Goodness it’s Friday!  Beginning with this post I will offer a TGIF business tip blog every Friday to help you grow and sustain your business. Every business needs a firm foundation, so let’s get planning in 2013.  You’d be surprised at … Continue reading

The magic of lipstick and economics


Many years ago after a compound fracture of my ankle and emergency surgery I remember awaking in my hospital room and searching for my lipstick. It was a kind nurse named Joanne who found my lipstick for me. I put … Continue reading