Comedy Clubs are where I first began realizing how humor can be used as a motivational tool, especially with but not limited to high school students and people with disabilities. Whether they have a Family or a business or both, anyone facing challenges find the courage to face their challenges with gusto when they hear my humorous and courageous description of relearning to walk and talk and drive. The sister of a teenager with disabilities

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If you look around, most of the successful companies treat their employees like family…a functional family that is!  My core belief is this:  When you go to the hospital to pick up your child and begin to wheel mom and the baby down to begin their lives together…the stork or whichever god you believe in, visits your car in the parking lot and puts a load of bricks into the trunk.  From that moment forward,

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COST-DRIVEN VS. PRICE-DRIVEN PRICING—–Cost driven pricing is taking in all your costs and adding a profit margin on what you sell. Price driven pricing is coming up with a price that will cause your product or service to move. It’s usually a lower price, but with that comes less competition. If you get a handle on costs, become price driven and get market share—you will beat out the competition. In the economy we are in

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Sixty Seconds

Posted by Al0703 on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Failure, Leadership, Listening, Motivation

What is it that you fear most and what great thing is this fear preventing you from accomplishing?  You will not be able to be all that you are created to be until you can embrace your fear and determine its root cause.  Let me provide an example of what I’m talking about.   In the past I have felt that there was always something preventing me from giving 100% to every project which I

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The 7 Deadly Business Sins

Posted by Sanford Kahn on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Boundries, Business, Marketing, Sales

We are all sinners – at least in the business sense.  And, it is hard not to be a business sinner today.  In our current pell-mell state of rushing about putting out current “business fires” it would be beyond the capacity of mere mortals not to make one or more of the so-called business sins.  Knowledge of these seven great business sins will not make you perfect, but can allow you to be a better

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Managers at every organizational level agree unanimously that one of the most difficult aspects of leadership is giving people helpful, constructive feedback. When asked why, their answers are wide-ranging. Many even have reasons for not praising people for doing a good job. The most common being “if I reinforce everything they do right, they will want more money at performance review time.” Sure they will! AND, they will want more money if you don’t recognize

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Where goes the economy?

Posted by Sanford Kahn on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Economic Unease

Where goes the economy is a good question and the way to analyze it is to keep the analysis as simple as possible.  Approximately 70% of the U.S. economic output (Gross Domestic Product) is based on personal consumption expenditures.   In order for the economy to produce sustainable levels of economic growth above 3% , real income growth must be positive. What is the current situation? In the three months ending in February, 2011 the annualized

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Fixing health care in America

Posted by David Hubbard on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Health

Why it cannot happen unless and until fare more people change their minds and their behavior I believe that the truth will set you free. The truth is that America’s health care system is not broken. In fact, we have the best health care system in the world, bar none! There are, however, adjustments that need to be made. I have not read all of the 2,700 plus pages in the new health care reform

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During my project management program last week, I could tell by the managers’ questions that the company’s profits were in trouble. What’s the connection?  Problems at the front line show up in the bottom line.  Manage the first, and you can count on the second to fall within range.  If not, then you can see trouble coming. The first question sounded like a “different cultures” issue.  Vendor personnel in another country promised to meet the

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The American middle class is going to be invaded or assaulted on three fronts that will trash their standard of living. The first is rapidly rising oil and fuel prices. If the U.S. government wants to debase their dollar to be trade competitive, then the bill we pay is for oil (which is priced in $) to rise in price. The second assault also follows from above. Many farm commodity prices are now rising faster

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