Author: Joe

Engage Your Team: Improve Your Results

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February 11, 2013

Employee Engagement with Business Growth Planning According to Gallop research, there are three types of employees in any organizations. Those that are engaged, disengaged, or actively disengaged. Only 30% of the workforce is engaged. They are the achievers who go the extra mile to make things happen. Sadly, 55% of the workforce is disengaged. They […]

The Foundation for Winning Teams

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January 17, 2013

You’ve considered your business vision, where your business is going. You’ve also considered your business mission, why you’re going there. Now, it’s time to think about how you’ll treat others along the way, your values. Whenever I think about values, whether it’s personal, or business, I always think about legendary football coach, Lou Holtz. Lou Holtz has never […]

Why Mission Matters: It’s Your Motive, Your Motivation.

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January 15, 2013

America’s free enterprise system has produced the greatest wealth for the greatest number of people in the history of the world. It’s possible that today’s teenagers are enjoying a higher quality of life than Kings and Queens just a few hundred years ago. Think about it – electricity, automobiles, cell phones, and air travel – […]

4 Simple Steps to Creating an Effective Vision in 5 Minutes

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December 11, 2012

Every business can create a better future for their customers, employees and owners. It’s easier than you may think. Consider these two stats. First, according to a gallop poll, most employees are not engaged in the work place. What percentage are engaged? Only 28%. Second, INC research tells us that having a effective growth planning […]

What Big Goal Will Inspire You and Your Team?

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December 11, 2012

All this talk about visions got me thinking about a poster I used to have on my wall bearing the following inscription: “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” The famous quote inspired my mountaineering endeavors for many years.  But the real power lies in the […]

Why Is Small Business the Most Trusted Group in America?

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December 7, 2012

No one would have predicted that Mark and Mimi Comfort would become the nation’s #1 franchise in their travel business for 21 straight years. They were just a couple of newly-weds with two small children when they decided to take a leap of faith and invest in a Cruise Holidays franchise. Early on, they articulated […]

The 7 Vital Questions Every Organization Needs to Answer

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December 7, 2012

“Having an effective growth planning system is the best indicator of whether your company will grow.”  – Stephen S. Little, Author According to research funded by Inc. magazine, 88% of businesses have no planning process. As a result of inadequate planning, most small business people are just working too hard for the results they produce. So, […]

Your Business Growth Plan Made Simple

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November 11, 2012

If your business is like most businesses, approximately 50% of your people’s time is spent doing things that have little or no impact on your desired results. You’d be better off sending your people home for half a day… You’d save on payroll, reduce your headaches and your people would have more fun. How can […]

A Tribute to Stephen R. Covey

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August 2, 2012

My 22 year association with Stephen Richards Covey in our quest to “release human potential”, has been one of life’s greatest experiences. Stephen was an extraordinary human being in so many ways. He was wise, caring and encouraging. He had a great sense of humor. And, as a man of faith, Stephen had a unique […]

Insights on Planning by Stephen R. Covey

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April 11, 2012

Most business people find themselves extremely busy, yet unproductive. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day work, work really hard, and still miss the mark. Satisfied customers, engaged employees, and prosperous owners don’t happen by chance. You must have a plan. So, why don’t people plan? Maybe it seems too difficult or time-consuming. That’s […]

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