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Be Surprised if You Win the Lottery—But Not by Your Success

April 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

If your success comes as a surprise to you, it means you were lucky, not good. Success is the anticipated reward for hard work and commitment to achieving an objective, but many are convinced – or at least want to be – that success is the result of chance rather than choice. Those who fail […]

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Negotiate as if You Want the Other Party to Win!

April 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

Successful negotiation occurs when two parties reach agreement and each believes they got more than the other one. The big news last week was the tentative agreement between the United States (along with Great Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China) and Iran dealing with limiting its ability to develop nuclear weapons. Consistent with the typical […]

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E-Mails, Hillary and You

March 15th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

A lesson for all leaders: Sometimes doing the right thing can be undone by doing it the wrong way.  For the past couple of weeks the circus spotlight of politics has been played on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system while she served as Secretary of State. Apparently she didn’t want to use […]

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