Monthly Archives: May 2018

How Was Your Memorial Day?

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I hope it was special…as it is for us every year! We honor the men and women who died serving in the Military, and give praise to our veterans and those that are currently serving our country. This year I held my 8th annual memorial day party. Flew in live crawfish from Louisiana, and had …

How Are You Handling The Hundred Days of Hell?

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General William Sherman said “War is hell”. Spring can also be hell. How are you handling the late spring? Or chaotic schedule? Or your stressed clients and employees? Use these 3 solutions… Manage expectations: Clients become unhappy due to missed schedules or inappropriate expectations. You can correct expectations with mass emails indicating timing (for residential …

Great Leaders Know How to ‘Manage Up’

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Good leaders can manage operations smoothly and predict and overcome problems. They do a good job managing others. I call this Managing Down. Great leaders can do all that, and also Manage Up: they know how to interact with their boss in order to help keep their boss efficient and productive. Leaders and managers at …

Sell The Emotion, Not The Details

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Being an expert and selling your expertise can increase sales — until the point that it holds you back, and makes you sound like everyone else. I was reminded of this when I visited the Degas Gallery yesterday in New Orleans. (I am in town for the N.O. Jazz Festival,) The gallery had an artist …