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How To Find A Reputable Contractor

As homeowners, we are often faced with the dilemma of how best to find a reputable contractor.  Should I get multiple bids, make sure they are licensed, bonded, insured, trained and certified.  Should I do other background checks?  Years in

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LEADING THRU CHANGE: How To Deal With Resistance

  It is inevitable we must deal with resistance, whether internally or externally, when leading through change, business transformations or other major initiatives. We have a choice to (i) be overcome by the resistance or (ii) overcome the resistance. Of

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Expecting Too Much versus Not Expecting Enough

Accountability fundamentally begins with having goals.  So how do we know when goals are set too high versus too low? This article is to reconcile the conundrum between having too high of expectations versus too unreasonable of expectations. I will

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BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP (For Every Business Owner & Entrepreneur)

  Following are highlights of the Best Practices in Leadership I shared in the webinar earlier today. Show gratitude: “Everything begins and ends with THANK YOU – Jim Shultz”.  Everyone likes to be appreciated – customers, employees, shareholders and even ourselves. We have a

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THREE THINGS EVERY INVESTOR WANTS TO KNOW BEFORE THEY WILL LEND YOU ANY MONEY

  I am frequently asked “where is the best place to obtain financing (i.e., capital)”; is it a bank, credit union, private equity, angel investors, paid in capital, subordinated debt or etcetera.  Of course, the answer varies depending on the

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Trends In Executive Leadership

“The most successful organizations will be those with leaders who can create a compelling vision and can convey it to others [e.g., customers, employees and other stakeholders]”. This has been cited as the single most important capability needed in the

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Celebrate Our Independence & Independents

This blog is to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The 4th of July, Independence Day, is a timely reminder to cherish all the liberties which can be easily taken for granted (e.g., our freedom, livelihood, safety, security, retirement, health,

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What Leaders Are Supposed To Do

  What are leader’s supposed to do.  In a nutshell – lead, provide direction – to be “heads up” on the look out over the horizon for opportunities and obstacles which are ahead? The following was presented at an event

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Constructing a Winning Presentation

  The best tip in constructing a winning presentation is to know your audience.  Below are a few helpful hints which have helped me be an accomplished speaker past and present. # 1 – WIIFM Answer the WIIFM question “What’s In

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Pay Attention to Your Scale

  How are you progressing with your resolutions (and goals) for 2014?  Are you on your plan?  And, are you measuring against your plan – both the activities and the results? These are simple yet very powerful questions. A.  If

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