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The Difficulties in Achieving Scale

The Difficulties in Achieving Scale In today’s guest blog post, Bruce Baker continues discussing the difficulties in achieving scale. So why did this happen to someone like Julia?  There was no cause for alarm because she and her business had the best year ever and had built up an impressive cash cushion. If this was […]

The Power of Identifying Your Potential

The Power of Your Potential I like to tell the story of a young person, at the age of sixteen, being told that they have a lot of potential. That person feels proud and is happy with themselves. Then talking to the same person when they are at the age of sixty-six and saying the […]

Compassion is like a Marathon!

Compassion is like a Marathon! Cultivating compassion is like running a marathon it requires daily practice over a period of time, like running your first marathon with training you can build the skills!  Now more than ever, it’s imperative for leaders to demonstrate compassion. Compassion is the quality of having positive intentions and real concern for others. Compassion in leadership creates stronger […]

Preventative Maintenance and the Service Agreement, Part 2

Preventative Maintenance and the Service Agreement, Part 2   In this Part 2 of the series on Preventative Maintenance and the Service Agreement, guest blogger Ross Atkinson walks us through the benefits and homework necessary before offering preventative maintenance. As with rentals, the idea is to perform regular maintenance on your customer’s equipment so that […]

The Relational Ladder

The Relational Ladder Tonight’s post on the relational ladder is taken from conversations and readings with Ed Wallace. The world is changing and the noise around us at times is overwhelming. Network News, Round the Clock Cable Stations and then all the social media pounding on us. Cell Phones dinging in the middle of the […]

A Pathway to Purpose Through Learning

A Pathway to Purpose Through Learning We are all consumed with plans and budgets and objectives. We do them predictably and rigorously at least once a year. Most of us have mission statements and vision statements posted on boards throughout the company. Yet I wonder how many of us have a purpose. Not only that, […]