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Jun 27

Qualifying Consulting Clients

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When someone contacts me about the possibility of consulting with a client, I use a process to determine if I should invest time in this person before I make a commitment. I want to ensure that I am able to help the person move forward. I’m not as concerned about earning a consulting fee as I am committed to helping someone in a genuine way. The key questions I must answer are:

Jun 10

Why I Work Saturday

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For most of my business career I have worked some on Saturdays. Part of this comes from my old school business upbringing, but I have also found it an effective time to accomplish work. However, I try not to be compulsive about it. Some Saturdays I take off because I have family activities. On other days I will commit between two and six hours to work.

Jun 01

“Reality” TV Is not Reality

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Most of us click on a reality television show from time to time only to become hooked on the storyline that develops week after week. The television programs would like us to think we are getting a real-time understanding about what life is like whether someone is hunting alligators in a swamp, cutting down trees or watching gold miners in the Klondike.

May 09

Lessons from a Band Director

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Often we have experiences that we don’t fully appreciate until later. One example for me was lessons I learned from participating in a high school band with director, Russell Reed. At one point in his career he was named high school band leader of the year for the state of Michigan. He was outstanding in developing the best talent but also in getting the most out of average players like me who played the French horn.

Apr 28

Excessive Optimism

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I’ve worked with a number of organizations that struggle financially. In most cases customers are departing, sales are down and income continues to drop. Some business owners seem to think that if they just keep doing the same activities but work them harder, everything will turn around. My experience in most instances where a business is stressed or in decline is that they need different strategies to turn the business around.