A little change in theme today…
This post is not so much about selling as it is about management — or leadership to be more precise.
The dictionary on my desk defines leadership as: (1) the position or function of a leader; (2) the ability to lead; or (3) an act or instance of leading. I’d like to offer you a more practical definition of leadership in the business world: real leadership in business is the act of pulling your employees forward to a desired level of… Read More
Added by David M. Fellman on July 31, 2011 at 2:36pm —
I recently read an article from Smart Money and it was titled The Top 10 Things Your Life Insurer Won't Tell You. The very first thing was the one I found the most interesting. Here it is:
They do not try to find your family.
According to the article, a task force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and three state insurance departments are investigating around twelve large life insurance companies for not making payment on more than $1… Read More
Added by Nancy Williams on July 31, 2011 at 12:43pm —
“Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective
.” ~~John Buchan
Continuing with the importance of communication think of yourself as a detective. Questions are your best resource
. Listen much more than you talk. Marty Clarke wrote an excellent book entitled Communication Landmines
which goes into this in much more depth.
In this… Read More
Added by Steve Hand on July 31, 2011 at 10:35am —
I want to help make things happen! I want to be a motivator. I want to be part of a team. I want to be part of a bigger plan. I want to help others. I want to help others see their worth and value to the community. I want to give more than I receive. I want to laugh more. I want to smile more. I want to work beyond 5pm. Thank you INSIDE919, you help me be possible.
Added by Lawrence Tibbetts on July 30, 2011 at 4:14pm —
Spending some time today gathering info on the Importance of Small Business to our economy. Most members of Inside919 fall into the smaller "Self Employed" or "Micro Business" categories but this info should still provide some insights.
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Advocacy Small Business Statistics and…
Added by Pat Howlett on July 30, 2011 at 12:44pm —
Pat Howlett and Martin Brossman have been touting this mantra for a long time, BUY LOCAL. Just yesterday, at the Final Friday Forum, Pat made… Read More
Added by Brenda Priest on July 30, 2011 at 8:00am —
At the end of July, Catering by Design catered a fun event for Lennar at The Meadows at Ravenstone in Durham, their Lunch N Loot. Lennar Homes has a Welcome Home Center (Isn't that nice - a "welcome home" center!) Read More
As developers their relationships…
Added by Greg Lewis on July 29, 2011 at 1:00pm —
We are on a family vacation in Mexico. Today we went on an excursion called The Mayan Snorkeling Adventure where our tour guides took a group of ten people to three locations to go snorkeling. At the second location, there was a cliff jump and a zip line going into the water of a Mayan sinkhole. Read More
Mackenna’s friend, Devereaux was all about jumping and zipping…
Added by Diane Moore, Childhood Cancer on July 29, 2011 at 8:30am —
HOW DO WE MAKE A CHANGE?
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein.
- Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to change unhealthly…
Added by Lauren Paparone on July 29, 2011 at 7:38am —
The Spider (World Wide) Web and its Spiders (www) Read More
Do you know what the www stood…
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on July 28, 2011 at 11:36pm —
I recommend that you check to see what the back up policy is wherever you are hosting your site.
My site www.superheromusiclabel.com
was up one minute and gone the next. Hostgator's servers where compromized - someone managed to wipe out every single bit of data from my hosting site. When I reported the issue Hostgator informed me that they would have to charge me $15 for restoring the site to the last back up. Surprise! Pretty crappy… Read More
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on July 28, 2011 at 7:11pm —
Have you ever stood at the end of a very high diving board or cliff, looked down into the water and knew that you just had to make the jump?
I’m plugging my nose and going for the biggest cannonball I can muster!
Registration is now officially OPEN for one the biggest, scariest leaps of faith I’ve ever signed up for. During one of my daily morning fear management sessions… Read More
Added by Schelli Whitehouse on July 28, 2011 at 2:00pm —
The Problem: Why Doesn't the Site Show Up? Read More
The existing website for my client was older in style and coding, but it had great content, amazing products for the environment. Other than updating its appearance and code, though, the question was why wasn't it showing up on the right search engine pages.
The Solution: One word — "bioremedial"
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on July 28, 2011 at 11:30am —
In the universe of social media, you get the best of all FOUR worlds with the I.M.U. Social Media. Want a quality company or business video? We got it. Need a Facebook page? We put one out there on steroids for you. Be the best Twit on Twitter. Blogspot.com and Word Press are in our pocket too. Need an awesome logo and an e-brochure? Natch. We got it covered. How about content produced by a professional writer with over 13 years of corporate editing experience? Got… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on July 27, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Do you know someone who you want to Flamingo Flock?
I want to flock someone! We would love it if you would support Striving for More in this fun way. You can place a flock of 25 flamingos for $35 or a flamboyance of 50 flamingos for $50. Simply, complete the "event" registration by following… Read More
Added by Diane Moore, Childhood Cancer on July 27, 2011 at 8:30am —
Everyone's goal in business is to get as much business as we can, to be profitable. We never like to turn away an opportunity to acquire another satisfied client. Luckily, most of our clients are a joy to work for but occasionally we get someone who is difficult to work for. Don't get me wrong, we specialize in hard to please people. Our customers are very demanding and expect exceptional service. We specialize in this because we know that if we can make these people happy, we will always be… Read More
Added by Fred T. Gruber Jr. on July 27, 2011 at 6:04am —
I'll let the article stand alone, and am providing a link since a complete reprint is not allowed per copyright notice.
Google faces fresh fire over web reviews
Google is facing fresh protests following its decision last week to stop copying some types of information from other websites (e.g. YELP) for use in its own, rival services.
The reversal is the first indication of Google changing its business practices since the US Federal Trade Commission…
Added by Bob Walton on July 26, 2011 at 11:00pm —
Today, with home owners trying to save money on expenses, the monthly service of their monitored security system sometimes enters this equation. A lot of home owners look at the monthly service as just monitoring of the security system; when in fact the monthly monitoring provides more value than just the security monitoring. Read More
A majority of monitored security…
Added by Ken Henke on July 26, 2011 at 3:24pm —
What if everything in your life was your fault?
What if there was no one else to blame?
Not exactly what most of us want to think about, but stay with me :)
First of all, I don’t believe in ‘blame’…taking responsibility, yes. Blame? No.
Most people fall into one of two categories:
1. they beat themselves up for… Read More
Added by Heather O'Sullivan (HeatherO) on July 25, 2011 at 8:00am —
I'm just sayin! I had a meeting in last month to meet a potential business contact and met in large open area. Well, after 10 minutes I figured out she was standing next to me but you see her picture on a social network did not really look like her! Just sayin! Before you go there....both pic and her in person were beautiful. Stay current, up to date even with your profile pics and it could lead to better time management and faster contacts! Just sayin.
Added by Lawrence Tibbetts on July 25, 2011 at 6:46am —