Updated September 27 at 3:27pm
Advice
147 results total, viewing 81 - 90
When I was 19, my dad made me production manager of his 75-employee kitchen-cabinet manufacturing factory. Before I officially took the job, I worked in the shop at each job and set production standards based on what I could produce at each station. … more
The great Greek sculptor Phidias had high standards when he was carving the statue of Athena for the Parthenon about 2,400 years ago. According to an old story, he was busy chiseling the strands of her hair at the back of her head when an … more
A rancher left 17 horses as a bequest for his three children. When the rancher passed away, his children opened his will. The will stated that the eldest child should get half of his 17 horses. The middle child should get one-third … more
Everyone tells you to get referrals. And most people tell you to "ask" for them. "Don't forget to ask for a referral." Horrible strategy. Totally offensive for the most part. Borderline rude. And asking the same customer twice is a death … more
If its execution is sloppy, the best vision and the best marketing plan in the world will fall flat and yield disappointing returns. In fact, a recent survey of more than 400 CEOs around the world found that executional excellence was their greatest … more
Have you ever wondered where all your time goes? You're not alone. People have been talking about time for centuries. Consider this excerpt from "The Book of Fate," written by Voltaire in the 17th century: "Of all the things in the world, … more
New Englanders are famous for having a David vs. Goliath complex, something lurking in their DNA that says just because something is bigger doesn't mean it's better. It's why locally brewed Sam Adams beer can do battle successfully in local eateries … more
If you want your associates to roll their eyes, look at you as if you've lost your marbles or walk away shaking their heads, tell them that thinking is the best business tool ever made. Like oil and water, Brady and Goodell, and culture and … more
Hate your job? Things at work not going your way? Productivity down? Not earning enough? Thinking of leaving? Here are some job realities you may want to consider. First figure out the whole why. You need to take a deep look into the … more
Departing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's determination to win Super Bowl 50 against the favored Carolina Panthers was riveting. It reminded me of a quote he gave earlier in his career: "Being there every week for my teammates is really … more
« Prev | 1 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 15 | Next »