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Band-Aids Don’t Fix Broken Processes

broken processesWhen I was looking to improve my golf game (I could hack my way around the course but it was ugly) my coach asked me what my end goal was. Did I want him to provide a Band-Aid for my game or did I really want to learn how to play golf. I asked him what he meant by that.

He told me that he could give me a few tips, (band aids) that would make me feel better today but I would never really get better long term. I would return over and over for another Band-Aid.

He then said that if I wanted to learn how to play, it would take time and effort. There were no short cuts for success. I told him that since my current game stunk I saw no reason to put a Band-Aid on it so let’s learn to play.

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Is Your Website Content The Wikipedia for Your Industry?

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I was listening to my good friend Michael Cirillo and Robert Wiseman’s podcast, The Dealer Playbook the other day. The topic was content marketing and their guest on Episode #49 was Marcus Sheridan who spoke about how a business’s website content … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons Why Focusing on Competition Kills Business

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Too often I hear business leaders bemoan their competition. Their competition is the reason they are losing market share. Their competition is the reason they cannot attract customers. Their competition is this or that and on and on it goes I am … [Continue reading]

How 10-Year-Old Pitchers Can Help Train Your Team

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My son’s baseball team was having trouble getting the ball over the plate when they pitched. The coach asked me to see if I could help. When I asked the kids what their job was, they said, “To strike out the batters”. I asked them if the coach … [Continue reading]

“Is That What You Meant?”: Why Communication Skills Stink

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I will preface this article with a confession. I was as guilty of poor communication skills as the next leader. I have improved immensely over time with a lot of focus and gentle “reminders” from my teams, so if you are to be successful, you need to … [Continue reading]

Three Interview Tips I Wish Schools Taught

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It is very humbling for me, when I realize that others appreciate my writing. I recently had the father of a teammate from my son’s baseball team mention that he likes my blogs and recently read the article, on interview tips.  “Did My Potential … [Continue reading]

The Myth of Time Management

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I went to Amazon and typed in “Time Management” under books and this came up. 135,890 results for Books : "time management"   Really? Over 135K books on this subject yet many folks still complain that they have too little time to get things … [Continue reading]

Cut The Digital Marketing BullS**t

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For those who may know me, I am a pretty easygoing person. Very rarely do I get caught up in the drama of the digital marketing industry.  My main focus in on delivering value to my customers. But over the last few weeks, I have been astounded at the … [Continue reading]

For Leaders: Why Failure is Still a Dirty Word

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Most of my writing is generated from two areas: my own interactions with the world/staff/family or from discussions with clients, either current or potential. I still encounter a struggle from business leaders or even people in my day-to-day life … [Continue reading]

“Did My Potential Employer See That?”

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My company has been interviewing candidates to join our team due to our growth. That is great news for us and I am looking forward to meeting some of the final candidates. I have written some articles in the past about the interview process of … [Continue reading]