• Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

  • Summer Doldrums

    If you’re like me, the mid-summer period can be challenging in business. Client and staff vacations, warm weather & abundant sunshine, and a general “I’d rather be doing something outside” mentality all compete for your attention and get in the way of getting things done.

    What’s a business professional to do?

    summertime blues


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    It may be a little thing to some – or a source of major concern to others – but getting snubbed by a prospective business associate is a cause of increasing concern.  Many, if not all of us have fallen victim to the snub in one form or another, be it a lack of response to a phone conversation, voice message or e-mailed proposal (the “e-snub”) or mailed letter, the absence of a timely professional response is truly at an alarming level in corporations and small businesses.  (more…)

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  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

  • It’s not easy eating green

    No, this is not another Man vs. Food challenge. Nope, not an Andrew Zimmern Offal Feast Fest either, though it may soon be a Throwdown to my children at the dinner table.

    “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you
    the rest of the day.” 
    — Mark Twain

     “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy is a valuable resource in my library (yes, creatives do read) that offers 21 useful ways to address the challenges that we each face regarding time management and overall productivity. (more…)