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Stepping Up To Be Accountable

Accountability shows up in many places and in many ways. Accountability is easy to recognize when someone does what they tell you they are going to do. The lack of accountability is also easy to distinguish when someone fails to deliver on their promise. But, what does accountability have to do with a 10 year old girl helping rescue workers communicate with a deaf woman trapped in a car? Everything!

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CVS Caremark Shows Accountability

When CVS Caremark announced today that they are going to discontinue selling tobacco products in their stores they said, “Cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do.”

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Big Dreams Deliver Big Results

One of Steve Jobs’ famous quotes is, “Dream Bigger.”  Steve understands that many times we are not limited by other people or elements beyond our control but rather we limit our self.  Small dreams do not motivate us to try big things.  If we set our activities on small goals then that is all we can achieve, and we naturally stop when we reach those goals.  By expanding our dream we expand what is possible

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Be Accountable To Invest In Yourself

The stock markets are going crazy. Most people do not have a great investment plan or even feel comfortable investing in the stock market. Maybe now is the best time ever to invest in yourself. Learn the three areas that we should all be investing when we invest in our future.

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Is It Time To Quit?

“I’m not a quitter.”  We’ve heard this battle cry before.  But sometimes we need to be objective enough to evaluate our progress, our current position and the possibilities that lie ahead if we continue down the same path.  Many times the true “winners” are those people who know when enough is enough, eliminate allocating valuable resources in a losing effort and move to a new direction that can be significantly more profitable. Learn three important

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Differentiate to Create a Strategic Advantage

Whether you are trying to close a sale, keep your job or interview for a new job differentiation will give you a huge competitive advantage.  I feel that there are three key areas that we can differentiate ourselves.  I hope you enjoy this television interview where I share my differentiation techniques.

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Achieve More With Time Management

We can always acquire more money but when we use up time it can never be replaced.  Time is our most precious commodity.  If we can find a better way to focus on what is important and get those tasks completed we will be better positioned to achieve what it is that we are seeking. Some times we need to decide what to eliminate from our life so that we can create more “space” or time

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Long Term Success

I had the opportunity recently to attend a symposium in New York City.  The topic was the legislative career of Ted Kennedy.  Two of the speakers were Caroline Kennedy and Justice Stephen Breyer.  It was incredibly insightful to hear about the traits and characteristics of Senator Kennedy that contributed to his successes.  Senator Kennedy served for 47 years and participated in over 15,000 votes.  In this interview I share some of take-aways for me. Long

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Advice to a Friend

A friend of mine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sent me an email asking for my advice. After I responded I decided to share it here for two reasons.  I believe that these are the keys to success in most any venture.  And because I realized that many of the challenges that we all face have simple answers.  It is executing on those solutions that is the hard part.  What’s the difference between someone who executes and someone

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