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Month: September 2008

Be Accountable for your Goals

Last weekend I took my wife and two of my children to see the show South Pacific.  It was a wonderful experience for my younger daughters.  They enjoyed the beautiful costumes and stage setting. One of the songs had a stanza that caught my attention.  It went like this: You have to have a goal, Because if you don’t have a goal, How is your goal going to come true? Wow, very profound.  When I

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Ask Better Questions…Close More Sales

Get a piece of string that is approximately six inches long.  Sit down at a table and lay the string out in a straight line starting at the edge of the table in front of you and running towards the opposite side of the table. Grab the closest end of the piece of string between your thumb and first finger and push it across the table making sure to maintain the straight line.  Can you

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Managing the Experience

I took my family out to dinner last night.  It was my oldest daughter’s birthday, and my wife and I wanted to take her someplace special.  We went to Tony’s.  Tony’s is the only five star restaurant in St. Louis, and they work hard to earn that designation. Upon arrival the valet takes your car and you enter the restaurant.  The maitre’ d asks your name and checks you in.  He had previously noted in

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Being Accountable For Excellence

In 2003 Martina Navratilova was 46 years old.  That is considered ancient in the world of professional sports.  Heck, that is considered ancient in some cultures. On the professional tennis circuit, Martina was considered nothing less then amazing.  That year Martina has won Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon.  When great tennis players are retiring in their earlier thirties, how and why was Martina able to go on? In

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