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Four Reasons CEO Succession Plans Fail

I’ve had several interesting conversations with clients over the last two weeks about getting involved in coaching a new CEO who is struggling with their new role and responsibilities. Two of these clients are privately held businesses and both have been in business over 20 years.  In both cases, the CEOs…

What are the big trends in the coming year?

What Five Trends Will Impact Your Life and Business in 2014?

The year 2013 is now behind us.  Time to pull out the crystal ball, dust it off and discover what trends will impact your life and business in 2014. I don’t know if I’m lucky or good, but, of the things I predict, I average over 95% of them happen…

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How Entrepreneurs can Build a Powerful Referral Network

Last week, we talked about getting more referrals out of your calls. I suggested that the reason many people fail to get referrals is they don’t have a trust based relationship with the people to whom they are talking.  I also suggested that we may be too pushy to get…

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How Do You Get Better Results for Clients?

By focusing on your strengths and the strengths of others you can become better at creating lasting relationships with your best clients and partners. By understanding your team’s strengths, you can motivate and inspire the people on your team to do amazing things for you when working with clients.

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How Can Superman Save Your Marketing?

How would you like to have 170 million dollars in your bank account before your new product even launched? Well, if you’re the new Man of Steel movie you’ve already raised $170 million in brand partnerships before the movie even appears in the theaters. Talk about having star power!

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The Seven Secrets of Sales Success

There are seven secrets, or principles, of sales success. They are practiced by all the highest paid salespeople every day. The regular application of these principles is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top of your field.

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How New Business Opportunities Can Change The Way You Grow Profits

With so many new products available, it is critical to understand how to leverage your new product development strategies. Creating successful new products and services is critical to your organization retaining your role as a market leader.  I have found there are several new opportunities that can help you grow sales and…

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Can Iron Man Help Make Your Clients a Superhero?

Iron Man 3 debuts this Friday at the Movies. What marketing lessons can we learn and apply from this marketing juggernaut?  What can we learn about differentiating our business in a crowded market from Tony Stark? How might we apply Iron Man’s marketing magic to our business development efforts?  I…

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How Do You Build a Great Team?

Have you ever walked into a business and it seems all the employees are just putting in their time? They look at potential customers as a distraction to the work they have to do that day? If the business has multiple locations, you wonder why some of their locations are…