Are You Speaking "at" or "with" Your Employees?

The art of listening is a dying one. Or so it would seem.  Have you found yourself in the position of supposedly conversing with an employee only to find that you have done most of the talking and the employee has done most of the listening?  This is a roadway to...

Shockingly Disconnected!

Is this where we are?  I’m so utterly dismayed at the concept of creating a successful service business without as much as talking with a customer or prospect.  How did we get here?   How did we lose sight of the fact that customers want to do business with live...

I'll Get Back to Her Later!

And by then she’s long gone.  With the speed of technology and the expectation of quick and speedy responses high, I am so dismayed when I hear a business owner or a manager demonstrate a lack of sense of urgency in customer response.  Its almost as if they feel...

Is YOUR Service REALLY this Good?

Well I was once again “wowed” by the level of customer satisfaction I felt with doing business recently with a local small business.  The culture of customer care and concern permeated throughout the company.  I know this because from the person who...

No La De Da! Stop Procrastinating!

Oh Oh…she’s back! the wicked witch of procrastination.  She comes and goes at her leisure and at times takes weary business owners with her.  She can surface at any time of the day or night or any day of the week.  She isn’t concerned about you or...