Author Archives: Steve

When Everyone is Right, Who’s Wrong?

Recently a friend of mine who runs a retail business asked me to look over an email exchange that he had with one of his suppliers. My friend had produced a marketing campaign that the supplier felt was an attack … Continue reading

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Making Partnership Value Real: Know Your Strengths

By Lynda-Ross Vega Partnerships, whether personal, as in a marriage, or business, as in a joint venture, are an important part of working and being with others. They allow us to accomplish more together than any one of us could … Continue reading

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Choosing a Career – A Different Approach

By Gary M. Jordon, Ph.D. How did you choose your career? For most people it was not really a choice at all. Far too many people grab the first job they are offered that sounds good when they are looking … Continue reading

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Succession Planning – The Critical First Step

You have worked hard to build something of value and meaning – a thriving business, a successful partnership, a well running organization – and one day you realize that it is time to move on to other pursuits. You pick … Continue reading

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The Value Proposition – The Real Key to Partnerships

Partnerships, affiliate agreements, or joint ventures – it doesn’t matter what you call them, they are all part of successful internet marketing. My company is a partnership and we have on-going partnerships with others that work very well for both … Continue reading

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What to Do, What to Be – An Activity’s Dilemma

“What do you want to be?” A common question asked by solicitous adults of bewildered children throughout their early years. I always solved the problem by jumping on my parent’s bandwagon. “A Doctor!” I would proclaim boldly and realize I … Continue reading

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Psychological Diversity – The Most Important Kind?

My wife and I were invited to a party to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. On the face of it, it was a pretty homogeneous crowd. There was little racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity to be found. But … Continue reading

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Discovering the Keys to Successful Partnerships

Have you ever sat down to write an article or prepare a presentation on a subject you thought was going to be a snap only to discover more complexity that you first suspected? This happened to me recently while I … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Opportunity’s Knock

When I was growing up I used to love to build things. I would design them in my head and then try to turn my designs into reality. Unfortunately for me my parents only half-heartedly supported my interest, and as … Continue reading

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Leadership – Passing the Torch of Parenthood

Just before Thanksgiving last year my son and his wife announced at a family dinner that she was expecting. Sometime this summer my wife and I will become grandparents! We knew that they had been focused on starting a family, … Continue reading

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