Tag: Small Business

Healthy inquisitiveness is at the root of who, what, when, where, how and especially why. Eleanor Roosevelt opined, “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, …

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Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book (and Nobel Laureate) also wrote poetry – must have been my inadvertent inspiration. I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When And …

From the Jungle Book to the Corporate Jungle Read More »

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Insightful article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal (5/17-18, 2014) entitled Skirting the Investment Tax, by Arden Dale.  New this year is a 3.8% investment tax on profits if business owners can’t document they are playing an “active role” in running their …

The Taxman Cometh looking for Small Business Owners – CRM to the rescue Read More »

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What are you doing? What are you asking me to do? What exactly has to happen? Here we have another powerful word with what. As so often is the case, the more you specify, the better. Clarifying expectations and requirements …

You want me to do What ? Read More »

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Many of us strive to be more productive, but what does productivity really look like? Does it mean accomplishing everything on your to do list? Does it mean responding to all your e-mails? The definition of productivity is a measure …

Three Ways to be More Productive at Work and at Home Read More »

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Don’t have time to get organized and become more productive? This is the real crux of most managers day to day challenges.  Too much work to do, not enough time in the day to get it all done and no …

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Thomas Edison declared, “Vision without execution is hallucination.”  When something needs to happen tends to be very tactical, yet it holds a potent influence on success. The funny thing about when something needs to happen is that different deadlines for …

When – timing matters Read More »

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Right now, I’m thinking about “who.” You can come at “who” from a couple angles.  I’m going to focus on the person or people involved in carrying out an initiative. Consider everything a project – launching a new gadget into …

Who … you gonna call? Read More »

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Something happens at work where you as a manager need to get a hold of information for a co-worker or something happens to your business or product line.  Where do you turn?  This is one of those times when the …

Crisis Management – are you ready? Read More »

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As Harvey Fierstein so famously quoted in “Tootsie”,  “I just want to be loved”. This also applies to our business relationships. Let me explain.  Business networking is an exercise in a new form of social courting. Back in the day, …

We’re Social Animals at Heart Read More »

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