Category Archives: management and leadership

If you’ve been waiting for the US luxury buyer to return to pre-2008 levels, it’s time for you to move on. What has happened to the luxury buyer is more than a business cycle; it’s a long-term change. Let’s quickly … Continue reading

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One of my earliest jobs was at an advertising agency, and the main thing I remember about working there is that everybody screamed at each other all the time. Sometimes the screaming was loud, sometimes it was more of a … Continue reading

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When it comes to survival, innovation, and evolutionary improvement, no business theorist has anything on Mother Nature. Her success record running the business of Earth is quite undeniable. Even as her most destructive creatures grow increasingly effective at polluting and … Continue reading

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When my oldest child was eight years old, I stumbled upon a brilliant method of doling out consequences for less-than-desirable behavior. Instead of telling her what her punishment was, I asked her to decide on the punishment herself.

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              We humans aren’t particularly fond of change. The status quo feels safe, and it allows us to operate on auto-pilot. But while auto-pilot is excellent for basic functions like breathing and walking, it’s … Continue reading

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Why Character Matters in Small Business I love going through my daughter’s mail. Oh, I wouldn’t go through it without her! But her mail still comes to my house (that’s another story – she has had her own place for … Continue reading

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This blog post is one in a series of eight articles that explore the most important characteristics of a strong leader. These articles are linked to a Prezi visual presentation, which you can view here. You – the Primary Brand … Continue reading

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This blog post is one in a series of eight articles that explore the most important characteristics of a strong leader. These articles are linked to a Prezi visual presentation, which you can view here. Create a Strong Business Culture … Continue reading

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This blog post is one in a series of eight articles that explore the most important characteristics of a strong leader. These articles are linked to a Prezi visual presentation, which you can view here. Be a Student of Business … Continue reading

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Better Decision Making Starts with Better Reactions to Requests When I was growing up, one of the next-door-neighbor moms was, well, sort of rough. Whenever the kids would ask if they could do something (go outside and play, go to … Continue reading

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