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Is Your Business Prepared to Expect the Unexpected?

Often times, business owners spend so much time worrying about whether they’re running their business at its optimum potential that they forget to consider the things that might disrupt their business. The unexpected, by definition, could happen at any time and, sometimes, it is impossible to plan ahead for every possible eventuality.

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Predicting the Price of Oil

The price of oil is the topic of interest in the media right now. Some reports say it’s going up other reports say it’s going down – who do you believe? For consumers it’s cheaper at the pump and that’s welcoming but the lower price is strangling businesses and nations who are dependent on it […]

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6 Ways to Lessen the Impact of Divorce on Your Business

If you run a small business, you already know how much time; efforts and resources are required to keep it moving ahead. And if you are running a small business, than your emotional and physical health and well-being are even more important to the business. As you are the key to the entire business.

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Effective Leaders Ask the Right Questions – Part 2

How an organization finds solutions to problems says a great deal about its culture, and its leadership. In Part 2 of this Blog about how effective leaders ask the right questions I’ll explore how leaders can ask questions in positive ways that inspire teams to find hopeful solutions.

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Effective Leaders Ask the Right Questions – Part 1

I am always learning how to ask the right questions. And while I love watching Billy on the Street ask questions, his type of questions and techniques won’t really fly in the workplace. Recently, I read three interesting books/pieces about asking questions and thought I’d share them in this two-part Blog.

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Ethical Leaders Do Not Say “I Know Nothing”

Too often today we see leaders who behave like Schultz; they “know nothing.” And with some leaders, it isn’t just avoiding decisions involving ethical dilemmas, it is failing to recognize future dilemmas the organization’s strategies may create for their teams.

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5 Lessons from the Bully Pulpit

As I read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit this summer, I was awestruck – awestruck by her work and awestruck by the leadership of Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, and Samuel S. McClure. While Goodwin tells us about these three leaders and others, she also teaches us about the American political and social landscape of […]

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Demoulas Supermarket – Can an Ego Kill Market Basket?

When I read this past weekend that the current executive team at Market Basket ordered their workers back to work today or they would be replaced, it confirmed for me they didn’t get it. Unless Arthur T. Demoulas gets back in charge quickly this week, employees aren’t going to return and neither are many of […]

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Choosing Armstrong to Walk on the Moon

This week I have enjoyed looking back 45 years to the first moon walk, which happened at 10:56 PM on Sunday, July 20, 1969. I was a camp counselor at Goshen Scout Camps in the hills of Virginia at the time. Being very interested in astronomy and space, I rigged-up the black and white television […]

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