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Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing. In the beginning, all is well. Friendships blossom. Feelings emerge. And life is good. It's like fast … more
All it takes is one bad slogan to bring hundreds of aspiring marketing gurus out of their shells. Yes, I'm referring to the perplexing "cooler & warmer" campaign for Rhode Island tourism. This episode would be humorous if it were not for … more
I am convinced that "trust" is the most important five-letter word in business – not "sales" or "money." Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it's broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back. At every … more
My friend Pat Williams, senior executive vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic and author of several books, including "Go for the Magic," has a great analogy when it comes to attitude. He uses this comparison: On the instrument panel of … more
With recent college graduates entering the workforce, and current employees using summer down time to contemplate career moves, this is also a time for fresh starts. In order to entice some of this coveted talent, some employers are proposing unique … more
Value is perhaps the most illusive word in sales. Everyone will tell you how important it is, very few can tell you what it is. I've already gone on ad nauseam about my distaste for the words "added value." I recommend you leave … more
The late Nora Ephron was a famous writer of essays and screenplays. Working on a movie, Ephron said, is a collaborative effort. "When you deliver a script, it's like delivering a great, big, beautiful, plain pizza, the one with only cheese … more
It's believed that those born between the years 1982 and 2004, commonly referred to as millennials, will make up 75 percent of the workforce within the next 10 years. These social media babies, tethered to smartphones and weaned on instant … more
Where is "value" in your sales equation? Where is "value" in your sales presentation? What role does "value" play in building customer loyalty? How does "value" help build solid business relationships? How does … more
Leading an organization, whether public, private or nonprofit, requires making tough decisions. It's just part of the job, whether it's in the job description or not. Because, as they say, it's lonely at the top. Business school classes in … more
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