Category Archives: Leadership

Can you motivate other people?

One of the great leadership challenges is how to motivate people to do what they need to do. For a long time most people thought motivation was done through sticks and carrots. If people did not perform they were punished, … Continue reading

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Leaders develop leaders

One major responsibility of leaders is to develop other leaders. As John Maxwell has taught us, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” This includes not just the people in the corner offices. Leaders are needed at every level of an … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books Read in 2019

I apologize for not writing on this blog lately. I’ve had a very busy past few months. I will try to do better in 2020. Since I was a small child I have loved to read. We didn’t have many … Continue reading

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Look for opportunities to brag

Zig Ziglar used to say that some people go around looking for people’s faults like there was a reward for finding them. He challenged people to be “good-finders.” He felt that it was important to look for the good things … Continue reading

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Avoiding analysis paralysis

When I first came home from the Navy we lived in the country. The nearest store was a small store in a community with no stop lights. The store had been serving that community for decades. The grocery side of … Continue reading

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Hiring the right people

I grew up on farms in southern Indiana. We milked cows, raised corn, soybeans, tobacco and hay. One summer we had hay in the field to be put in the barn. Dad was working off the farm at the time … Continue reading

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Firing customers

In my ebook Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small BusinessĀ I write about the importance of firing customers. You know the ones I’m referring to. They are never happy with your service or product. They are slow … Continue reading

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