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Individuality is in, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses is out. Environmental stewardship is in, unconscious consumerism is out. Social awareness is in, ostentatious wealth is out. Thoughtful acquisition is in, conspicuous consumption is out. No wonder luxury jewelry is having a hard time.

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This month the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column took the female CEO of a major jewelry company to task for being abrasive, hurting employees’ feelings, and keeping employees in long meetings. The article was passed around in jewelry … Continue reading

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You find yourself with an extra half hour at your desk and you know you should spend some quality time getting the view from above the forest, thinking about your business. But you don’t know where to start. You sit … Continue reading

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Look in a thesaurus for synonyms for integrity and you get a lot of stuffy, judgy words. Probity and rectitude on the mildly gross end, virtue and purity on the annoying end. So as you might imagine, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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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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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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This blog post is one in a series of eight articles that explore the most important characteristics of better leaders. These articles are linked to a Prezi visual presentation, which you can view here. Be the Chief Customer Finder If … 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. Balance Patience with People Against … Continue reading

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Are you experiencing the leadership challenge in your business now? One of the most constant things we must do to run a successful business is lead, and that’s really hard work. Leadership requires a lot of consistency and discipline. In … Continue reading

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It takes a certain amount of ego to start a business, own a business, take a job as the president or CEO of a business – a healthy ego is a prerequisite to a lot of success stories. But what … Continue reading

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