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Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution

There is a wonderful Christmas hymn titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” that I have loved since I was young.  The hymn reminds us that, if we listen closely, we can hear a song in the trees announcing the birth of the Christ child.  I thought of that hymn this week as I considered … Continue reading Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution

Five Top Gifts Revisited – A True Tale

Last week my blog focused on the top five gifts your staff wants for the holidays.  I was recently reminded of the importance of these gifts via a heartfelt conversation with a dear friend who works for a small, family-run manufacturing business.  She is not in the upper echelon of the company, nor is she … Continue reading Five Top Gifts Revisited – A True Tale

Top Five Gifts Your Staff Wants For The Holidays

The holiday season is considered to be the time of giving, a time to be selfless and cognizant of the needs of others.  As a business coach and consultant I have often been faced with what I call “The Great Divide” between upper management of companies and the balance of the working team.  Some may … Continue reading Top Five Gifts Your Staff Wants For The Holidays

Five Steps to Family Business Harmony

A friend of mine with a great track record of success running a family business recently shared with me thoughts on how to make a family business relationship work effectively.  I thought you would enjoy reading this perspective from the front lines. Here is what this family business CEO wrote: Do you remember the television … Continue reading Five Steps to Family Business Harmony