Don’t make resolutions – Make changes

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Newspapers and magazines are full of articles on how to make New Year’s resolutions that succeed. Even Harvey Mackay joined in: • “Resolutions need to be specific, attainable and personal. They need to come from your heart.” • “The fewer resolutions you have, the better.” • Tell other people; it puts pressure on you to stick with it. • Reward

Put your credit card away; It won’t work on this.

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Put your credit card away; It won’t work on this. Next week is Christmas, a time of celebration and gift giving; of sending cards and catching up with old friends. It’s a time of shopping and wrapping and hiding presents. It’s a time of looking for the perfect tree, dragging it home and spending a whole day decorating it until

Want to lose your best people? Here’s how.

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Want to lose your best people? Here’s how. I recently sat through one of the worst performance appraisals I’d ever seen. The reviewer was the CEO and the person being reviewed was a high level executive in a large company. The review had two parts.

Let your employees make their own rules ~ what the heck?!

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Last week I was visiting with John, a fellow business owner who had discovered that one of his key employees (Chris) had been adding overtime hours on his time card that he hadn’t worked. John was beside himself, this wasn’t the first time Chris had been reprimanded for stealing; the last time it was for taking scrap material.   

I pick you. I pick you. I pick you.

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I pick you. I pick you. I pick you. Remember when you were a kid and wanted to play a team game? Two kids were captains and they chose their teams one-by-one from the remaining group. If you were picked early on, you felt great. The captain recognized your importance and your ability. It was a rush. You were wanted.