Personal Strategic Planning: 4-Step Action Plan to Strengthen Your Personal Skills

Only by discovering your innate, personal skills and developing and exploiting them to their highest degree can you utilize yourself to get the greatest amount of satisfaction and enjoyment from everything you do. Creating an action plan through personal strategic planning can give you the highest rewards for your efforts and is the starting point in getting the best out of yourself…. Read more

How to Create Good Conversation: Part One

Almost all successful and happy people are good conversationalists. They have developed an ability to communicate naturally and spontaneously with almost anyone they meet.

Good conversationalists are a pleasure to be around and they are welcome wherever they go.  Learning the art and skill of good conversation can help you in virtually every human relationship, both at business and at home.

In this post, I’m going to talk about some of the things that you can do to become a more effective conversationalist. … Read more

Brutal Business Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself—But Are You?

The starting point of strategic planning is for you to develop absolute clarity about your current situation. Look at your overall business and ask, “What’s working?” and “What’s not working?” in every area.

What is your current level of sales? Break them down by product, product line, service, market, and distribution channel. What exactly are you selling, to which customers, at what prices, and with what level of profitability?… Read more

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