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Jul 30
2016

Is the Spouse on Board?

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For many years I went to a professional clothing salesman named Mac who was very helpful making sure that my suits, ties and shirts fit well and worked together.  Mac told me one time that when a prospective customer walked in with his wife, he knew he had someone ready to make a sale. Solo, a person was probably just looking.  

Jun 27
2016

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
2016

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
2016

“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
2016

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.