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Why “Sitting on the Fence” is a critical Business Strategy

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Is it just me, or has the term “sitting on the fence” attracted a negative connotation? We are all familiar with the expression, which generally is relegated to infer a lack of action and indecisiveness. Not a typical characteristic one would strive to embody if focused on being successful in business, and yet I would argue that it is a …

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Small Business’ Secret Weapon!

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What do the flush toilet, the laser, and infant incubators have in common? They were borne out of collaboration. The original idea, it might be argued, may have come from an individual, but it didn’t become a functioning idea with a valuable purpose until more minds got involved. The first functioning flush toilet dates back to 1596, when Sir John …

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How to be The New Black

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  Are you the “New Black”? You should be! There is a palpable tension in the workplace these days. As the Oil and Gas slowdown ripples into other businesses, people sense that their workplace has become a reality show where they are fearful of being “voted off the island.” The fear can be paralyzing. “What if I make a mistake?” …

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Time to Drop the Ball…

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Time to Drop The Ball So something happened this week, something that really frosted by parsnips, and it wasn’t the dip in the overnight low. I picked up a scent in the air that literally took my breath away. It was the acrid odor of defeat. I had been hunting for a place to park for a meeting that I …

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What to Do When Facing a Three-Way

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Do you really know whom you’re getting into bed with? Why does talking about three-ways, make people uncomfortable? It seems that everyone is so self-conscious about what others might think. If they voice their opinion, they’ll feel the wrath of judgment. Well, not me. I have investigated the topic, and on October 19th, I am definitely voting for… Wait a …

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I’ve Got That Déjà Vu Feeling…

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I’ve got that déjà vu feeling…and it’s a good thing! I feel it everywhere I go; it’s in the air, that all too familiar sensation that exclaims ‘Yes, I have definitely been here before’. No it’s not the fact that we are once again experiencing a change in the season. As glorious as autumn is, we really can only observe …

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Chances Vs Calculated Risks

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            “So do ya feel lucky…Well? Do ya?” The famous Clint Eastwood line kept running though my mind while I watched the blackjack dealer place the Ace of Spades on his Jack of Diamonds. “21-House Wins!” The exasperated player ran his fingers through his hair, threw back the remains of his drink and pushed himself …

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How Fit is Your Business for the Future

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  How Fit is Your Business for the Future? I love to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Movement seems to unlock mental blocks for me, and I usually come back with a new perspective for a perplexing conundrum. As I was sharing this viewpoint with a friend that was training for a triathlon, it occurred to me that …

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Committing to Success Is More Than Just An Idea

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I used to feel that fear was a fickle traveling companion; constantly present yet quietly lurking in the corners as an unnoticed observer, making its presence known when it was least appreciated.  With relentless intensity, it would appear at the crux of an important decision. Decisions that seemed so exciting and carefree when viewed from a distance became challenging and …

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Managing Your Baggage on the Road to Success

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  Packing for the Road to Success: The road to success- be it personal or business- requires you to pack lightly and leave excess baggage behind. I have had my share of packing experiences over the years, and more often than not I have included more than I’ve needed. I’ve been known to pack a down-filled ski jacket as well …

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