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Document…Document…Document!

Document…Document…Document!

As a serial entrepreneur, I am involved in a variety of businesses. One of my companies is Kachina Lead Paint Solutions. Kachina is an EPA and state-approved training and compliance company ensuring that remodelers and landlords comply with the Lead Paint Laws. Our...

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Thoughts about Alex Trebek

Thoughts about Alex Trebek

Like millions of other Jeopardy fans, I was saddened to learn that Alex Trebek had passed. As a businessperson, I may view his legacy a bit differently than most.  To me, Alex and Jeopardy were a brand…something that you relied on for consistent performance. Alex was...

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It’s Time for a NEW Plan…

It’s Time for a NEW Plan…

About this time every year, I remind my clients that if they haven’t already begun, now is the right time to begin planning for business in the new year. It’s never received with a thrilling response. Most people dread the process involving projected sales, payroll...

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What a Great Idea! Or is it?

What a Great Idea! Or is it?

I often speak with people who are contemplating starting a business or are thinking of expanding their existing business. In many cases, as I listen to their reasoning, their logic is spot on. But, as you might imagine, sometimes just the opposite is true. As a serial...

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Unproductive Leadership – Final Thoughts

Unproductive Leadership – Final Thoughts

Wrapping up my observations about unproductive leadership styles, let me now address overachievers. For those falling into this category, you have a deep need for achievement…at any cost! Growth becomes your total focus. This is not necessarily bad unless there’s no...

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Unproductive Leadership Behaviors

Unproductive Leadership Behaviors

As a coach, I speak with and evaluate leaders in a vast array of businesses. Some are extremely successful but choose to work with me for several reasons, usually both personal and business related. Others are typically seeking improvement; to move themselves and...

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What’s Your Level of Stress?

What’s Your Level of Stress?

I read an interesting article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. It was written by Gene Marks, a CPA and owner of the Marks Group, a technology and financial management consulting firm in suburban Philadelphia. Gene rightly stated that small-business owners are, especially...

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Are YOU Ready for Change?

Are YOU Ready for Change?

In my career, I’ve observed that for the most part, most people are somewhat resistant to change…until now. Let me explain. In the past, whether I was dealing with a business partner, an associate or a coaching client, if I would suggest a change that fell on them,...

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Expectations

Expectations

Back in the “good old days,” like earlier this year (LOL), business owners were more easily able to evaluate their employees. It may not have been a perfect system, but if someone always seemed to show up on time and they looked productive, hey they were doing a good...

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