Tag Archives: Teams

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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You need a great team

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net I believe it was John Maxwell I first heard say that if your dream is too small for a team your dream is too small.  Many small businesses began as a one-person show, but eventually the owner of a … Continue reading

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Why change often fails

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net   It’s the kind of problem that keeps small business owners up all night.  You know you need to make certain changes in how your business operates, but you also know the opposition that will come if you try … Continue reading

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Control what you can

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Small business owners soon learn that there are many things they cannot control.  They cannot control the nation’s economy; they can’t control the price of fuel; they can’t control the changing buying habits of their customers; they can’t … Continue reading

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Show people you care

One of my secret enjoyments is watching Bar Rescue on television.  Since the script seems to run about the same on every show I don’t know how much of it is real and how much of it is staged for … Continue reading

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Passion produces profits

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net   It amazes me how poor customer service is at many places where I do business.  Employees will stop waiting on a customer to talk to someone who has called them on the phone.  When you ask where some … Continue reading

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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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