On Jan. 4, 2018, the Stock Market hit 25,000 for the first time EVER!! The Dow had 71 increases in 2017.  Are you watching your 401K? Before Christmas the Tax Bill was passed. The corporate tax rates were lowered as well as personal tax rates for the first time since 1986. 40 Corporations gave Christmas…

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When you are committed to providing only the best possible service or care; when you are committed to being on a path of continuous improvement; and when you are committed to being well managed, you can provide extraordinary service to clients/customers/patients.  Your clients/patients will know this and appreciate it.  You and your team will feel…

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As we enter a new business and school season, you are likely setting your vision on how to succeed.  You want to find a good job or advance in your current position, increase your income, get good grades, or find a better place to live.  Or you want to find a relationship partner, deepen your…

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Jim Collins, in his book Good to Great, reports that “getting the right people on the bus” is the factor that distinguishes a good organization from a great one.  Collins (2001) notes, “We thought that people were a company’s greatest asset.  We were wrong.  The right people are a company’s greatest asset.”  The “right” people…

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You may be confused by the title of this post.  Since Fridays are typically our “Be More” and “Good to Great” days, why would I be bringing up a small, prickly creature and discussing its simplicity? Just like Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay alludes, the world is broken into two categories – foxes and hedgehogs.  Foxes…

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There are going to be times when we can’t wait for somebody.  Now, you’re either on the bus of off the bus. – Ken Kesey “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” by Tom Wolfe.

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Good is the enemy of great.  And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, we have good schools. We don’t have great government, we have good government. Few people attain great lives, because it’s easy to settle for a good life. Companies…

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