Month: January 2013

The POWER of Buy-in

In my previous post, I mentioned the value of receiving buy-in from those you lead. Buy-in is essential for any team to be successful – whether it is at work or at home. I also shared the buy-in I’m receiving from my wife regarding my business startup. I shared several key reasons why she began…

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The Value of Buy-in

Every successful leader needs buy-in from their team. This is true whether you are talking about an office or a factory; a restaurant or a retail store; in a business or at home. Buy-in is not just passive acceptance of a change. It is actively supporting the decision of a leader. ( Click to Tweet…

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Unlocking the Door of Opportunity

I have three words that I’ve started focusing on for 2013: opportunity, intentionality, and dedication. One obstacle with opportunity is simply to see the opportunities that come our way. We so easily overlook them because we get so busy with our current obligations and responsibilities. Pay attention to things around you. You never know when or where…

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Every Day Heroes (Or, It’s Simple to Be Above Average)

Meet John. He’s not average. Yesterday, I stopped at a gas station on my way to work. I was standing in one line, and overheard John talking woth the other cashier and a boy (maybe 12-15). I didn’t hear what the boy did, but he did some good deed. I’m pretty sure he turned in…

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Mid-January Goals – Progress Report

This is the set of goals I’m working on for January. I posted my overall goals for 2013 back in December. Last week, I went through my goals and broke them up into two categories. I had several goals that were ongoing goals – things that were either daily/weekly goals (Bible reading, prayer journal, etc.)…

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A Noble Purpose at Work

On the EntreLeadership podcast, Chris LoCurto interviewed Lisa Earle McLeod about a better approach to sales and sales management. She talked about having a NSP – Noble Sales Purpose. The premise is that you focus on the benefit of the customer instead of the money or deadline of the sale. What if we translated that…

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Be the Kind of Customer You Want to Have

What kind of customer are you? How do you react if you don’t receive the best service? Would you like your customers to act that way? I worked in several restaurants when I was younger, so I have a certain expectation when I go out to eat. I have a good understanding of what kind…

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3 Focus Words for 2013

A friend and fellow blogger, Carol Dublin, introduced me to the concept of choosing three words to focus on for the year. She had gotten the concept from Chris Brogan. Focus on meeting your goals Increase your personal development. I have decided to use these three words: opportunity, intentionality, and dedication. These words will help…

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What does entertainment have to do with personal development?

I was listening to a recent podcast by Dan Miller (48 Days), and he made this statement: “If entertainment is high on your list, chances are that your personal development is suffering as a result of it.” I quickly scrambled my phone to “rewind” and listen to that again. “If entertainment is high on your…

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Feedback for 2013

I am reviewing my posts and stats from 2012. I would like to write more about what you are looking for. I can look at which posts got the most traffic and how many comments I got, but I’d like to know if there is anything specific you would like to see. Maybe you just…

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