Freeze, Flight or Fight?

This edition, I want to talk about your mood.  Specifically, are you in a freeze, flight or fight mode? I have been spending far too much time these past two weeks listening to all kinds of prognostications from experts, gurus and analysts about where our country is headed over the next two months to 5

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Get Ready to Be BIONIC

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember the old TV shows – The 6 Million Dollar Man and then The Bionic Woman. A hero and shero — half human and half machine – with one mission. Save humanity from the evil villains. (Google Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner.) In the early 1970s, the world

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Are Your Employees Your Greatest Assets?

How many times do you see or read company statements proclaiming their employees to be their greatest assets? Our strength lies in our employees! Our employees are our greatest and best asset! No asset we have is more valuable than our employees. We have all read words like these, haven’t we? You might even have

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Living in Harmony: Your Website & Your Social

Have you noticed the war being waged over your website and social media in the branding and marketing arenas? Look over there — the traditional stuff is finally winning again. No, see over there. Cuz the digital folks have screwed things forever. Get your website gleaming. No. Use this new social app. This, that. The

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Reputation Management

If you are like us, and we believe that is very likely possible, you know the most valuable thing you own is your word.  Similarly, the only thing worth pure gold in your business is its reputation.  This is something a lot of people in business think about but don’t have much of a plan

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Got An Almost Zero $$$ Marketing Budget?

Did I get your attention with this wonky title for marketing? Cuz, I get this particular something for nothing question a lot.  And I want to answer it in a forthright manner.  I am not what anyone would ever consider a true-blue marketer. My focus is on your ENTIRE business and I see marketing as

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The Magic Formula For Just About Everything

A few years ago, my friend Robert Wright asked me to help him fine tune something he was working on.  Robert is a sales and marketing consultant and a really smart guy, and the stuff he was working on was organizing a series what he called buyer personas. These were essentially descriptors or profiles of

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