Adding Value to Others: That is the True Definition of Success

Everybody loves a contributor, and no one likes a sourpuss. Which will you be? How often do you consider what value you bring to whomever is in front of you? My personal mission statement, which I recite during my morning and evening routines and consider often during the day, is: “I add value to every […]

The Surprising Benefits of Living Abroad

In this issue, I deviate a bit from my usual theme of teamwork and leadership, and focus on lifestyle. The world has many interesting places to live. Many of them have unique advantages over others and, of course, some disadvantages. If you consider yourself stuck in the country where you were born, or where your […]

Understanding the Concept of Future Self and Its Effects

Last month, we considered the value of a growth mindset in preference to a fixed mindset. We’ll take that one step further now and explore a recent revolution in psychology. What makes you the person you are now? Who were you a year ago? Who will you be a year from now? What is Future […]

The Importance of Mindset in Business and Why It Matters

Recently, I’ve been making an in-depth study of mindset and the importance of mindset in business, as well as in life.  Fixed vs. flexible. Set personality vs. becoming a new person in the future. Who will you be in 5 years? Read on to explore this! What is Mindset? Let’s start with Wikipedia’s definition: “Mindset […]

Why You Should Treat Your Customers with Respect

Many people, including many business leaders and even salespeople, seem to find respect unnecessary or unimportant. Some may even consider it unmanly to be overly concerned with respect. When your prospects and customers know, like and trust you, they’re likely to buy from you. Respect is the quickest route I know to being known, liked […]

The Most Common Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Leadership is about bringing people together in teams to effectively multiply individual efforts by more than the number of team members. 1+1+1+1=6. In the most effective teams, it even can equal 16, or 160. In leaders’ efforts to help their teams produce more, they must avoid some common leadership mistakes. Read on to learn more about those […]

How to Respond Effectively to Customer Complaints

Every business has customers, and customers sometimes complain. Whether their complaints are legitimate or their expectations are unrealistic, responding effectively to them is part of doing good business and building your customer base. Continue reading for tips on how to respond to customer complaints. What are Customer Complaints? Some of the customers who buy whatever […]

Strategies for Building Relationship to Succeed in Business

Anyone who’s followed my musings for very long knows that I consider relationships to be central to a successful, balanced life. The same is true for business. Read on to learn why relationships are important in life and business and how to build effective business and personal relationships. Why Business Relationships Matter You’ve probably heard […]

What is the Importance of Knowing and Understanding Yourself?

What’s the importance of knowing and understanding yourself? This is a profound question!  The short answer is: You must understand yourself at a deep level to relate authentically to others.                                                                  Read on for more distinctions in this concept. Most Important Reasons for Self-Knowledge You simply must know yourself to relate and work effectively with others […]

What Can a Family Business Coach Do for You?

What is a Family Business Coach? Family businesses are unique. You work with the same people you eat with, sleep with, and relate to in your personal life.  How do you conduct a professional relationship in one setting and a familial one in another? It can be a delicate balance.  A family business coach understands […]