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First lady Michelle Obama has had the pleasure of attending many spectacular events, but I would venture to guess that opening the 14th Special Olympics World Games at the end of July had to rank with the most inspirational. It wasn't … more
Got a company mission statement? "Yes, Jeffrey. We do." Really? Can you recite two words of it? "Uh, no." How come? It's your MISSION. It's what is supposed to drive you into the sale – and create an atmosphere of success. It's … more
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
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
The terrible, no-good, very bad year for energy stocks is no secret to anyone, but there's a whole other batch of ugliness that you may have missed: the shadow-banking system. "Shadow bank" is a term coined by former Pimco economist Paul McCulley in … more
When you are fired, you're rejected – it's as simple as that. It's the end of the road for that job. But it might put you on the superhighway to the Super Bowl! Look no further than Gary Kubiak, who is the newest poster child for … more
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