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Can These Tools Start Increasing Your Social Selling Results?

How can technology help increase your social selling capabilities?

How can technology help increase your social selling capabilities?

Last week I talked about how social selling is changing the selling landscape for Strategic and Key Accounts. Today, I share several tools that can help you get more out of the time you’re investing in social selling. I spend 45 minutes a day on social selling activities.

It has generated significant growth and exposure for my small business. Start using the three tools I use to help me track my clients more effectively on social media platforms. Read More…

Who Do We Honor this Memorial Day?

Who do we honor this Memorial Day?

Who do we honor this Memorial Day?

Before we leave for Memorial Day weekend, I thought it might be helpful to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Memorial Day is about the men and women who gave their lives for our country. It’s a reminder that freedom is never free. Every day men and women around the world put their lives on the line for our freedom.

I’ve known many men and women who have fought for our country around the world. Thankfully, only a small number of them have paid the ultimate price.  Those individuals I’ve known have never thought of themselves as heroes. I cannot find braver men and women anywhere. Read More…

Can Charlie Munger Help You Grow Your Business?

Can Charlie Munger help  grow your business?

Can Charlie Munger help grow your business?

If you want to succeed in growing a great organization, you need several advantages to keep growing at over twenty percent per year for many, many years. How do we find a person whose strengths complement yours?  Warren Buffett’s secret weapon and his close friend and business partner is Charlie Munger.

To succeed over the years, you need a partner in growing your business. In Warren’s case, he has several individuals helping him when he looks for business advice. The first is Charlie Munger and the second, who impacts Warren’s view of the future, is Bill Gates.

Today, I share several ideas on both these men and how they have impacted Berkshire Hathaway’s growth and long term success. Read More…

Can Warren Buffett Teach You to Build a Great Business?

Can Warren Buffett teach you to build a great business?

Can Warren Buffett teach you to build a great business?

Berkshire Hathaway celebrated its 50th anniversary this past month! Congratulations to all the great people in the different businesses within this great organization. 50 years is an incredible milestone for any business.

I’m sure this not the first article you’ve read celebrating their incredible growth and prosperity. I wondered: Can Warren Buffett teach you to build a great business?

I hope to share several ideas that I’ve learned working with various organizations within Berkshire Hathaway family that can help you build a more valuable business. Read More…

How Do You Get More Time Out of Your Life?

Can you get more time out of your busy life?

Can you get more time out of your busy life?

Every serving leader I know is very busy today. There is always something for them to do. How do you get more time out of your busy life?

Many years ago, I was taught by an early mentor how to get more time out of my life. He taught me if you want to accomplish great things, you must learn to delegate more effectively to the critical people in your life.

My mentor believed there were three ways to get more time out of your life. I thought you might find them helpful as we begin moving towards the summer holidays. Read More…

Did Your Mother Teach You How to Find Your Gifts?

Did Your Mother Teach You How to Find Your Gifts?

Did Your Mother Teach You How to Find Your Gifts?

How much impact did your mother have on your life? What lessons did she share that made you the person you are today?  I had an odd experience this week I thought I might share as we celebrate Mother’s Day this week.

I met a man I didn’t know while out shopping earlier this week. I was walking around the mall waiting for the stores to open.  He started following me and trailed me into the store when it opened.

We started talking and he shared that he had recently lost his mother. He told me how much he loved her. He shared how much of an impact she had on his life.  With tears streaming, he told me the life lessons he learned from her. Read More…

How Would Hulk Smash Big Data?

How would Hulk smash Big Data?

How would Hulk smash Big Data?

Hulk, the biggest, strongest, and greenest superhero, is tasked with helping entrepreneurs get the most out of the Big Data revolution.

We caught him between battles and talked about the coming challenge of Big Data and how it’s changing the way the world works.

Lucky for us he had changed back to mild mannered Dr. Bruce Banner, one of the key people working on the Ultron project. It was an easy conversation between Dr. Banner and me as we had worked on several top secret projects together in the past. I thought between Dr. Banner and The Hulk, we soon could help you master the most challenging villain, BIG DATA. Read More…

Entrepreneurs Assemble! Can You Coach Your Super Team?

Entrepreneurs, can you coach your superheroes?

Entrepreneurs, can you coach your superheroes?

How do you manage a team of superheroes in your business? With all that’s required to build a successful business today, how do you coach and manage your team of superheroes effectively? Today’s competitive global markets requires very talented team members to grow and get results.

If you’re a serving entrepreneur, you need to have many great superheroes on your team. These team members have to work well both in their individual roles and as part of your team.

With The Avengers, Age of Ultron coming out today, I thought I might share what I’ve learned about coaching superheroes. Read More…

The Three Generations Nonprofits Want to Reach!

What are the three generations nonprofits want to reach?

What are the three generations nonprofits want to reach?

I don’t go to many nonprofit events. I get invited to too many: I can’t attend all of them. So, this spring I chose to go to The Welcome Project’s Yum: A Taste of Immigrant City and skip half a dozen other events held by groups about.

Lauren doesn’t go to many nonprofit events either. But she doesn’t pick and choose. She just doesn’t go.

Here’s the difference between us: Read More…

What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

How do you choose who to spend your life with? What common qualities do great friends have in common? What can we learn from our furry family members?

I’m talking about our best friend, the one with four legs. I’ve written and shared many stories about the people who have impacted our lives for the better. Recently, a friend lost a family member after 17 years together. Our friend has shared many stories of how her Princess helped her get through rough times, such as her husband’s long battle with cancer and death. Read More…

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