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Personal Productivity is the Cornerstone of Success | Weekly Tips

Getting it all done Over the last several years working with Bay Area CEOs and with members of the Exkalibur Leadership Forum, I’ve learned that personal productivity improvements are one of the most important ways in which CEOs can find more time to focus on the things that really matter, and that only the CEO…

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Rudolph made it. I knew he would!

If you woke up this morning with sugar plums dancing in your head, most likely Santa made it down the chimney … and Rudolph is stretched out on the ottoman with a cup of egg nog in hand. “Seriously?” my wife said. “You’re really singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer while you’re getting dressed this morning?” I’m…

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The 12 Days of Christmas – Prices UP!

We knew that 2010 was a pretty “fowl” year didn’t we … but did you think that the price of a French hen would increase by 233%? Or that two turtle doves would now cost 78.6% more? That a lone partridge would go up 20%? Not that there’s anything wrong with a basket of assorted…

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King Arthur: The Power of the (Exkalibur?) Legend

How could I NOT share this email with you? Seriously? Isn’t this all about Exkalibur … really? Pretty cool, huh? Maybe somebody’s looking out for us? (BTW, I might have to “borrow” the image of that sword handle.) How many of you know of The Teaching Company and their terrific Great Courses catalog? If you’re a…

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Happy Thanksgiving

It seems like everyone is ready for a little R&R these days … and there’s no better time than the Thanksgiving holiday for a respite with family and friends. Thanksgiving kicks off the long holiday season … yet it’s devoid of the frantic gift-buying, holiday card creation and party circuit pageantry that surrounds Christmas. Don’t…

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Action Planning Podcast Series | What’s Going On in the World?

Strategy-A Plan of Action

What are we going to be covering in this 5th podcast in our Action Planning Course? We’ve all been here, haven’t we? We’ve got a great idea to expand our business, we dive in head first so certain that it will work … only to find that we’ve squandered valuable resources that we wish we…

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Vol. 77: Grab the sword and become a Cash Flow Knight

“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” — George Carlin Too busy to clean the barn because all the horses are running loose? Our recent series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was a grim reminder that…

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Action Planning Podcast Series | Got Competition?

Strategy-A Plan of Action

What are we going to be covering in this 4th podcast in our Action Planning Course? A critical part of planning requires you to carefully examine all of the opportunities available to help you build your business … and to apply consistent criteria so that you can compare each of them equally. In our previous…

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