Leadership Secrets From The Old Man Himself

That’s right, even Santa Claus has his own book of leadership secrets. We’ve heard from everyone from Jesus, to Churchill, from the Roosevelts Teddy and Franklin and  to the whole gang of bad guys in my friend Steve William’s great book Notorious. And now Santa himself has entered the leadership arena with a book of […]

I Should Have Thought Of That!

What do all these companies have in common? Disney, CNN, MTV, Hyatt, Burger King, FedEx, Microsoft, Apple, AT&T, IHOP, Eli Lilly, IBM, Merck, Hershey’s, Coors, Texas Instruments, Fortune, GE, and Hewlett-Packard. Can you guess? Well first of all they are all very successful companies right? All names that you recognize right? But no, that’s not […]

Business As Usual

Yes, things are hard right now. Things seem to be as bad as they have ever been and that’s probably true. But we have to move forward, we have to try our best to conduct business as usual, if we are going to survive. Mark my words, no matter how bleak things are right now, […]

7 Traits Of Effective Leaders

I once had a boss who wanted to sit in his office all day, never participate in any meetings and then ask us, his managers, to write long tediously detailed reports and give them to him so he would know what was going on. In short he wanted to know everything we were doing without […]

Advice From Johnny The Bagger

Tips for great customer service! They say there are less than two hundred board shops left in North America, a fact that amazes me to no end. The other day, I was looking at a plan I did for a company just twelve years ago, where I said that there were less that six hundred […]

Embrace Change/ Embrace Success

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody” Lily Tomlin Oh, that dreaded word “CHANGE” I have seen companies go out of business, rather than change. I have seen people suffer from all kinds of physical ailments, rather than change. I have seen whole marketing plans get […]