How Better Collaboration Can Impact Your Bottom Line

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The key to building an effective team is simple; effectiveness depends on collaboration. This has become a more complex problem since many small businesses have employees in different parts of the world, or use part-time freelance resources. Teams have also become a very […]

By | November 15th, 2016|Culture, Customer Service, Goals|2 Comments

Is the Business Dress Code Dead?


My last company was a technology mail order business. We had a lot of sales and services reps on the phone and over the Internet. As a result, few customers ever came to visit our office. After working at other companies (including IBM) where I had to […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Culture, Personality on the Side|23 Comments

WTF? Is it Okay to Swear at Work?

In my private life, I swear a lot. I can’t tell you why. It seems to the easiest why to express my feelings. But here is where it becomes a problem for business.

Here, it is quite the opposite. I think it shows a lack of […]

By | April 29th, 2013|Culture, Personality on the Side|1 Comment

What I Love About Business This Time of Year

I know there can be alot of pressure around this time of year, but I actually love these last few weeks. In keeping with the spirit of “lists” this time of year, here are my top reasons.

1. We slow down. There is an ending date by which people want to do business every year. Today it […]

By | December 21st, 2007|Business Mediation, Culture, Failure, Family Business, Goals, Minimal Achievement, Resiliency, Small Business, Zen Business|Comments Off on What I Love About Business This Time of Year

Down Shift Into The Slow Lane

I always talk about striving for minimal achievement. Trying to focus on doing one thing at time. This is becoming nearly impossible in a culture that rewards “multitasking”. When we do more than one thing at a time, we not only lose the quality of the work, but also the enjoyment. Moving at high speeds […]

By | November 19th, 2007|Business Mediation, Culture, Minimal Achievement, Zen Business|2 Comments