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Training Strategies and Tools – The Checklist

Effective Learning that Lasts You've just completed your best training ever (you think), and now you're waiting for the results. Your concern is that previous trainings have resulted in early lifts in job performance, but that after a few weeks … Continue reading

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Business Best Practice for 2013

Be Remarkable in the New Year Purple Cows and Chairs Early last year I wrote a brief blog, Be Better – Be Different. Yesterday, while preparing some book recommendations for the New Year, I stumbled across the book Purple Cow … Continue reading

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Is your internet marketing strategy headed for trouble?

The New Internet Marketing Mantra Quit looking for customers. Make it easy for customers to find you. We've heard it all before, dismissed it, and gone on doing the same things we've been doing, only with more enthusiasm. This time … Continue reading

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Seth Godin’s Latest Blog

A broken clock is worse than no clock at all. Seth Godin says in a few words what most of us have trouble stating in a few paragraphs. If your company uses a scorecard or measurement system that isn't transparent … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker’s Advice: Don’t Solve Problems – Pursue Opportunities

How do you spend your day? Professor, writer, and business consultant Peter Drucker, spent over 60 years advising some of the world's leading executives. Drucker identified eight practices of effective executives. One of them was: “They were focused on opportunities … Continue reading

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Apple vs. Samsung: What’s an Idea Worth?

  U.S. Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion in Suit against Samsung The Jury didn't award Apple over a billion dollars in its suit against Samsung because Apple discovered a new technology. Phones that play songs were not new. Phones that … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Consider a Blog: Advice for Independent Retailers

You've got a good website. You've even setup a Facebook page, and you're considering Twitter and Pinterest. And now we're throwing a blog into the mix. Do you really need all this social media? Maybe not. You don't want to … Continue reading

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Setting Your Training Objectives

Training Objectives Once you have commited to a training program, it's a good idea to think about your training objectives. Don't think that you can simply repurpose your company goals as training objectives. Objectives need to be much more specific … Continue reading

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Your Training Problem

Do you think that you have a training problem? I don't think so. If you went to the hospital with a broken arm and they put a cast on your arm would you say that you have a cast problem? … Continue reading

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7 Lessons for Appliance Dealers from Indie Bookstores

Independent Appliance Dealers: Seven ideas to improve business Continue reading

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