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Don’t’ Take It For Granted

For the past week I have been working with many great organizations and wonderful people in Saudi Arabia helping them build organizational cultures based in accountability. The other night I was at my business partners home and after dinner he had the driver take me back to the hotel.  The driver is from a small town in India.  He speaks very broken English and the words he does know are verbalized with a very unusual

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Attracting High Performance Employees

There is a trend in the marketplace of web start up companies that are being purchased by larger companies just for the key personnel. They’re buying the companies and then jettisoning the products, giving up on the products. They want to hire the founder of that organization. They want the engineers. It’s been shown that finding the right engineer can be worth 500 thousand to a million dollars to some organizations. So what do you

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Networking to Achieve

A friend of mine recently reached out to me via Skype. She wanted to connect me with a client of hers. He had a successful business and recently wrote a book and wanted to be speaking more professionally. She knew I was the past president of National Speaker’s Association and thought I might be a good resource for him so she made the connection. We had a phone call and he was a really nice

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Micro Center … Macro Accountability

My company runs on Apple Macs but we have one PC running Windows. It is used for a critical production process and we cannot afford for it to be down. Well it was down and it was down for 48 hours. When we could not fix the programs ourselves, or with the assistance of a call in help desk, I decided it was time to take action and resolve the issue once and for all.

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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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The Power of Better Personal Relationships

I recently returned from a conference for the National Speakers Association in Phoenix, Arizona. As a past president of the National Speakers Association, I’m very involved in what goes on and I enjoy meeting with my peers and friends, communicating on a regular basis. Here’s what I discovered during the meeting. It was a small meeting of maybe 225 people. Some of the friends that I regularly hung out with were not there and what

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