Knowing Isn’t Enough

  Have you ever encountered someone in your business or in life that when challenged to do something new or a bit different than the way they’ve always done it, will respond with the statement- I already know that?   Sometimes after a really great meal I’m...
The Balance of Power Has Shifted

The Balance of Power Has Shifted

In case you haven’t noticed, the economy and the consumer has come back strong and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. People are ready to get back out there and the demands on our businesses have dramatically increased.   The one thing that just about...
It’s a Cruel Business

It’s a Cruel Business

  The Madness of March has finally ended and if you happen to be a college basketball fan then you were treated to one of the most exciting tournaments that anyone could ever ask for. Over the weekend the underdog ULCA Bruins almost pulled off the upset of the...
Qualities of Lifelong Learners

Qualities of Lifelong Learners

  For many years my business partners and I would begin our training seminars with a statement that said there are usually three types of people in a session like this. The first type we called Hostages- they really didn’t want to be there and had so many better...
Who’s Producing Your Hit Record?

Who’s Producing Your Hit Record?

  I recently watched a great documentary about the late Tom Petty and his band The Heartbreakers. Here’s a guy that had a music career which spanned over 4 decades so he clearly did a lot of things right. I was really surprised at how many of his songs I know and...
Nobody Roots for Goliath

Nobody Roots for Goliath

When I was a boy my dad- Fuzz as some of you know him- and I watched a lot of sports together. Before I was even 10 years old, I recognized that certain teams always seemed to win. I also noticed that when people spoke about these winning teams, many of their comments...