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Friday March 24, 2017
Visualize this scene: Youre in a restaurant. You have been wanting to eat at this restaurant for a long time. Its on all the best of restaurant review lists. Its trendy. Its a see and be seen kind of place. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. The atmosphere is perfect to dine in. Then there are the desserts. Chocolate desserts are a specialty of the restaurant. You came for the food but you really want the dessert. You are at the restaurant with a friend or a business associate. The meal is finished. It was quite enjoyable. Now youre waiting for dessert. The waiter comes to the table, smiles and says: Would you like dessert? Before you can say anything, the other person at the table says: No, thank you. Im full from the delicious meal. Just coffee for me please. Then the waiter... Read More
Tuesday September 27, 2016
Business is your world, isnt it? Even when you are enjoying time off on the weekend or on vacation, business probably pops into your mind. Its just who you are. When youre in business this may sound obvious but you need to sell products or services to customers. Why? The simple answer is because the customers pay you for whatever it is your company specializes in. Think about it for a moment and lets look closer: Why do your customers pay you? Do customers pay you because you show up when they need you? Do customers pay you because they especially like your website? Do customers pay you because you have a great presence on social media? Perhaps it helps to attract customers to your company. But its not why customers pay you. There isnt anything... Read More
Thursday October 29, 2015
To be a successful business leader is somewhat of a balancing act. You need to be right up front leading the way and showing others how its done. At the same time, not letting your ego get the best of you. There are business people who think they are leaders due to their company title and position. No matter where they go, they believe they are the smartest person in the room and choose never to listen to what others have to say. In business, you can never think you are the smartest person in the room. If and when you do, you instantly lose the opportunity to connect with other people. You lose the opportunity to hear what they say. You lose the opportunity for success. For example, the person with the least amount of responsibility in the company may be the person who will... Read More
Monday June 1, 2015
Have you ever thought about this question? As a business person, how does the world see you? Now that youve answered that question, heres a few more questions for you: Do you like what you do? Are you happy about the type of business or industry youre in? When you wake up each morning do you say to yourself: I cant wait to go to work today! ? Do you like dealing with and interacting with people? An even bigger question to ask yourself: Do you know if people like you? Lets take it a step further: Do people respect you at work and in general, in business? I was thinking about this just the other day when I was calling into a company. As you may know, I talk with business people throughout the United States all day long. Its not... Read More
Tuesday March 17, 2015
Did you watch the 2015 Oscar Awards show? Lady Gaga gave the performance of her career during the tribute to the 50 th anniversary of the classic film, The Sound Of Music which is probably a favorite movie of many who are reading this. Lady Gagas performance was breathtaking and potentially career changing. It certainly brought highly favorable attention to the talent that she is. When Lady Gaga was asked to perform songs from The Sound Of Music at the Oscar Awards, she recognized how important this performance would be. According to press reports, she spent six months working with a voice coach every single day so that she was prepared for this very special moment when the world would be focused on her and the talents she is gifted with. The preparation paid off for Lady Gaga on... Read More
Tuesday January 13, 2015
Its 2015!Now what? Ask yourself this question: What do you want out of this year? Yes, from a personal viewpoint. But more importantly, from a business perspective. No matter what you may list as your answers I am certain you want 1) your company to be profitable so you can make more money, 2) to be successful at what you do, 3) to stand out from everyone else in order to achieve the other two. Have you ever noticed how most people, including business people, often just follow the herd? They do what other people do. If its the latest mobile phone, they have to have it. If its the latest fashion, they have to have it. If a movie is receiving a lot of buzz, they have to see it. People want to follow what everyone else is doing. Yet to attain your business goals means standing out... Read More
Wednesday July 23, 2014
Let Your Imagination Lead You To More Business Success by Howard Lewinter Do you remember when you were a child playing games? Since I was a child before the age of the internet and the computer (and maybe you are too), I remember in the summertime when school was out leaving the house at 8 oclock in the morning, come back home for lunch, then leave again but be back home for dinner, then leave one more time but be back home before dark (as the fireflies would begin to illuminate the night). Nobody ever asked where I was or was concerned for my safety back in those days as they knew I was in the neighborhood playing games with the other kids on the block and the parents all watched out for us kids. Maybe you have similar childhood memories. During those childhood days, when I... Read More
Monday June 23, 2014
For Business Success: Focus On Today by Howard Lewinter Have you noticed on your way to and from work each day any new construction going up? It could be a new bank, drugstore, multi-level apartment complex, hotel or even a tall office building which will include several floors as headquarters for a major company. One day the space is just a plot of land with dirt; then before you know it a building sits on the land as if it were always there; fitting in with the landscape of the neighborhood. When construction on the site starts, the builder doesnt start at the top of the structure with the roof. Instead the building process begins with architectural plans, city and county permits, excavation and the ordering of building materials. Every detail, no matter how small, is paid... Read More
Wednesday May 21, 2014
Do Business Leaders Need To Lead, Manage Or Follow? by Howard Lewinter As a business person, who are you? Thats an interesting question, isnt it? It really depends upon each and every moment of your business day as to who you are what challenges youre facing, what work youre doing, who youre talking to. Now lets take the question one step further. Who are you as a business leader? No matter if you are the CEO, president, founder or owner of a company or any other company position, you need to think of yourself as a business leader. What you do contributes to how successful the company will be. Its a collective effort at all levels. So each business day, how you think, how you react, how you delegate will change with any given business circumstance. For business... Read More
Monday April 28, 2014
2 Important Steps To Take In Business When Someone Disagrees With You What business are you in? Sounds like a simple question, doesnt it? With an obvious, easy answer, right? The answer is actually universal and applies to everyone in business. You are in the people business. Why is that the answer? Because everything you do in business is about people. What you sell are relationships that happen to be connected to the product or service your company offers. Once you understand this concept, you will understand the premise of a successful business. Because you are in the business of people, effective communication becomes vitally important. Yet communication with other people you meet in your business day is one of the most difficult things we all do as humans.... Read More