I was cleaning out files last week and ran across a list of questions one of my roundtable members shared three years ago. They are as relevant today as they were then.
One of my favorite months of the year is September. O.K., partly because it’s my birthday month (yep, I’m a Virgo), but it’s also the month that a new crop of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed juniors and seniors go back to school. Each year I contact the accounting teacher and/or business teacher at our local high school and ask them to find
Have you ever had a bad car-shopping experience? Jim, an acquaintance, was shopping for a high end, luxury car. He contacted six dealerships. All sold expensive cars, yet only one showed genuine interest. The manager took all the time Jim needed, was highly knowledgeable and even told him when he could come back to look at a new model just
For goodness sake, pay attention! A friend of mine recently went to Mexico; the airports coming and going were packed. Long lines snaked through the terminal as people waited to go through security. As they waited, some texted, and texted and texted – one after another – totally oblivious of their surroundings until the moment the agent asked for their
The secret to keeping good employees (Hint: It isn’t money) The topic of the week was how to keep employees. At a CEO Roundtable meeting this week a business owner admitted that hiring an admin person would make her much more efficient, but she hesitated to do so because she couldn’t afford to pay much. She said, “I can only
The beginning of each year brings a list of new goals for companies: • Increase sales • Control costsTags • Improve margins • Bring on # number of new accounts
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