Tag Archives: Leadership

Character and Leadership

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are two things required of someone who seeks leadership:  competence and character.  While both are important the character of a person is often a better predictor of long term success than competence.  Robert Clinton, professor of leadership at … Continue reading

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If it ain’t broke…break it.

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many of us have heard all our lives  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  It was a warning that messing with something that was working well might create more problems than it was worth.  That may have been good … Continue reading

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The Fear of Failure

When I sent my first book proposal to a publisher it was rejected. I sent it to a second publisher who informed they MIGHT publish it if I made certain corrections. What they asked me to do seemed almost like … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Mile

A friend of mine had a son who worked one summer with a Class A baseball team. His job was to care for the visiting team’s locker room. Part of that job required him to provide their meal on game … Continue reading

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Grow your business smaller

Since this blog is primarily for small business owners the idea of going smaller may be the furthest thing from your mind.  Chances are you are trying to find ways to grow your business, and there is nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Network to grow your business

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net A few years ago a friend asked me to speak to the local Rotary Club about the auction business I had recently started.  My schedule was clear that evening so I agreed.  Despite bad weather a nice group … Continue reading

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Confidence is the key to success

A few years ago I decided to get my auctioneer’s license. Although I was working full-time I knew I was getting close to retiring (for the second time) and wanted something else to do. I took the 80 hours of … Continue reading

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