Who’s Your Target? Competitors or Customers?

Kwik Trip more-than-just gas stations are cropping up all over and often across the street from a competing gas station.  In St. Cloud on Tuesday, their gas was $2.439 – across the street it was $2.599.  Thursday the prices were reversed: gas at the competitor’s station was $2.439 and at Kwik Trip it was $2.599.

Do you want your best to leave?

Companies spend billions of dollars on recruiting and interviewing, hoping they’ll hire the very best.  Every day, headhunters and your competitors are seeking ways to lure your most valuable employees away.   

Can Families Have A Mission Statement?

Can Families Have A Mission Statement

One of the things I enjoy most about belonging to a book club is being exposed to ideas I have not considered.  In last month’s book, Content Inc. (about providing unique content, growing followers and building a successful business) the author shared The Pulizzi Mission” his family’s mission statement. 

Do Not Enter!

Do Not Enter

When you think of boundaries, you think of giant fences or “do not enter” signs.  Boundaries at work are less obvious. 

August Question of the Month – Top 3 Answers

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Here are the top three answers from last month’s Around the Table question for August: “How often have members of your leadership team spoken to a customer in the last 90 days? For what reason?” 

The Easy Way Out

The Easy Way Out

“Those who are looking for the easy way out usually have the hardest time finding it.”  ~Anonymous Imagine you are confronted with a task.  How will you complete it?  What are your options: the easy way, the hard way and the smart way. 

Tough Times Ahead?

Tough Times Ahead

Economically speaking these are interesting times.  One day the stock market hits an all-time high, the next week we hear rumors of recession.   The United States is basking in 121 months of expansion, the longest in history.  But remember the impact of the recession in 2008.

Principles of Achievement

Born in 1883, Napoleon Hill spent his life lecturing and writing the motivational classics The Laws of Success and Think & Grow Rich.