Tag: learning and development

Things Change – Can You Handle It?



As you’ve probably experienced in your life, things change. You get everything working just like you want and then something changes. Now the change might be a really positive event. Your business sells a new product and it grows quickly or you start a new marketing campaign that is very effective and your sales grow… Read more »

Are you willing to do the work?



How many times to hear someone say, I wish I could _______________ or I wish I had ________________? How many times have you said it yourself? Well, what is stopping you? Most of us can accomplish anything we want to if we put our mind to it. Why aren’t we putting our mind and efforts… Read more »

Are You Focusing Too Much Energy on the Wrong People?



You’ve talked to someone who is interested in what you do and they seem enthused about buying from you and then, nothing happens. At least not for longer than you expect. What do you do? Is it your message, the timing, how you communicated, your offer…? It could be one of those things or many… Read more »

What I Learned On Vacation



Recently I spent a week at a remote cabin in Canada without electricity, phone or internet. Now you’d think that spending that length of time in that kind of setting would leave you relaxed and refreshed. However, I found that after the first two days, I was feeling almost as pressured as I am when… Read more »

Do You Care What “They” Say?



I was having a conversation with my youngest daughter Danie who is a first-year manager at a store in Bar Harbor, Maine. She was expressing some of the frustrations of a first-time manager to me and asking for advice. Since I work with new managers regularly, I’m familiar with the challenges they face and how… Read more »