Leadership: Influence with Information

constituent feel like the constituent is the most important person in the world and I imagine Bill must have had this skill to the nth degree. The show described the story about the Federal shutdown and how Clinton was sure that if he got then Speaker Newt Gingrich in a room with him, he could win him over and get Gingrich to back down from his request for a balanced budget. But no matter what Clinton did, Newt would not...

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Strategy: Your Business Model

Who we are? What we do? How we make money? Who We Are?: Most companies address the who question with their mission and vision statement but many of these miss the mark because they are too focused on the product side of who they are and not on the outcome they strive to achieve. Take a look at the mission statement for Ralph Loren: “Ralph Lauren’s mission is to redefine American style, provide quality products, create worlds and invite people...

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Ahhhh, Vacation

restaurants and third we enjoyed getting a little work done in the mornings before adventuring out. Maybe I’m a workaholic but I see nothing wrong with spending time getting some work things done when “on vacation”. I was able to stay connected with email, make some important calls and work on some writing that was due the week I returned. I like being in touch with clients and the time between writing and relaxing gave me some new perspectives on...

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