Build A Bridge To Tomorrow

This pandemic has many of us remembering the shock and response to 9/11: both unforeseen events have changed the way things happen in our world. Barbara Corcoran, millionaire real estate broker and Shark Tank star learned a few lessons after nearly going broke after 9/11.  “When things go south, they often come back like gangbusters.”

MARCH ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: If there was a downturn in the economy, what 3 things in your business could be eliminated and your company would still run effectively?

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If there was a downturn in the economy, what 3 things in your business could be eliminated and your company would still run effectively? First I’d mentally get my head in the game. My role is to find positives to share with my clients.  People can quickly go from having a “It’s not so bad” mindset to it’s all “gloom

Be Steady

My nephew Charlie is 28, smart as a whip and autistic.  He lives with his brother James.  When life throws him a curve-ball and his schedule is disrupted, he becomes agitated, out of sorts and hard to communicate with.  Last week, the family returned from a long-anticipated vacation.  They have had to self-quarantine.  Charlie is consumed with worry about the

Be a Better Boss by Fostering Positive Relationships in Your Workplace

In an article for Lifehack.com,  Ben Fanning writes: “One boss might be a godsend for one employee and then an absolute nightmare for another. Your “better boss” classification is always based on opinion, so it’s never the absolute truth.”  Better boss or not?  It’s a matter of perspective.   Becoming a good boss means keeping direct, honest open lines of

Are You On A Knife Edge?

Recently, I heard an entrepreneur use a term I had not heard before: She said she felt like she was on a knife-edge as she was growing her business. A knife edge is a situation where nobody knows whether something good or bad is going to happen next.  The company could fail at any moment. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,

Spend Your Time On Things That Matter Most

In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells the story of his wife chairing an important hospital fundraiser.  Combining a busy family and chairing the committee were overwhelming her.  She started calling her friends to help.  Her best friend listened to her request and replied, “I’d love to help you out, but I promised my family that I wouldn’t take

The Middle is Uncomfortable

Joe’s company was in dire need of a marketing director.  With several new products to be launched, marketing was a bottleneck.  The CFO, Sandy, recommended that Joe consider her friend Lisa.

Hey Boss, I Have Cancer

John ran a busy manufacturing company.  One day his bookkeeper came into his office, closed the door, took a deep breath and said, “I’ve just been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.”

How to Say Goodbye

After many years and thousands of dollars in services, Marie’s favorite stylist retired from XYZ Salon. Marie tried unsuccessfully to find another stylist that made her look and feel as good as her previous one had but to no avail. Frustrated, she scheduled an appointment at a different salon. She was thrilled with the results.