Want to sell more products?

Want to sell more products?

This is an old adage among direct marketing copywriters: The value of this approach is that it opens a wider door through which you can market your products. Selling “holes in wood” defines a broader perspective that your customer’s project...
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Do you face a greater dilemma than this?

Do you face a greater dilemma than this?

As a leader, you don’t have to look very far to find another dilemma to deal with… current profits or long-term growth (More sales? Less profits?) … retrain or replace? … buy or lease? … do it in-house or outsource?...
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Is there ever enough training?

Is there ever enough training?

Probably not. In my experience, too many business leaders ... while acknowledging the importance of training and education ... are reluctant to invest in it. In part, they don't see a straight line between training and improved performance and success....
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The Essence of Leadership

The Essence of Leadership

As our world becomes more complex … and there are so many things on our mind … this is a great reminder of your role as a leader to make sure your team is crystal clear about where you’re headed.Never...
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Can you answer this question?

Can you answer this question?

Spend some quality time to think about this. Do you have your answer?
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Here’s the Formula for Failure!

Here’s the Formula for Failure!

Is this you? Perhaps it’s all of us at one point or another, but it’s not on the path to the success we’d like to achieve. It can also be linked to imposter syndrome, a condition, simply put, in which...
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Let Freedom Ring!

Let Freedom Ring!

In 1886, Keokuk, Iowa celebrated Independence Day with a parade and the usual festivities. Samuel Clemens (better known to most as Mark Twain) was present and was asked to say a few words during the celebration, which he did, mixed...
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What makes a Good Leader?

What makes a Good Leader?

I could add further context to today's quotation, but I'd rather have you take the time you would otherwise spend reading ... to consider the powerful ramifications of this adage as you go about your day ... every day.It's Accountability...
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How’s that 2022 Plan Coming Along?

How’s that 2022 Plan Coming Along?

We’re rounding the bend of the first half of the year and it’s a good time to take a close look at your 2022 plan. BUT … not AT the plan but your execution OF the plan.That’s where everyone struggles...
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Does This Define Leadership?

Does This Define Leadership?

Today's post is very simple."Based on your real-world observations of Leadership in Action, does this quote have merit? What do you think? Leave your answer and comments below, or email me at lary@exkalibur.com.
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Sword Clicks for June 9, 2022

Sword Clicks for June 9, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks where I’ll provide a handful of links every week so you can explore topics that interest you. No muss. No fuss. I'm glad I'm not the only one eager to get rid of the "everything is...
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Still In Love with Multitasking?

Still In Love with Multitasking?

Can't help yourself? Maybe you  figure you're so adept with technology and juggling a bunch of balls at the same time that, of course, you're damn good at multitasking. I know I'm very adept with technology, am 100% paperless and...
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Steve Jobs: The World’s 6 Best Doctors

Steve Jobs: The World’s 6 Best Doctors

Steve Jobs died a multi-billionaire at age 56. Here’s his final essay which is a lasting reminder for all of us as we wrangle with life and the inevitable changes it brings. The Worlds’ 6 Best Doctors " I reached...
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Who Controls Your Destiny?

Who Controls Your Destiny?

There are days when we all wonder how much control we have over our destiny, aren't there? Yup. Those are the days when the winds of time and the torrent of demands on our time feel overpowering. But we also...
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Sword Clicks for June 2, 2022

Sword Clicks for June 2, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks where I’ll provide a handful of links every week so you can explore topics that interest you. No muss. No fuss. So much for work-life balance in the U.S. Only 1 North American city made the...
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5 Leadership Lessons from the Indy 500

5 Leadership Lessons from the Indy 500

Our leadership prowess is always on the line but nowhere more clearly than on the starting line at the Indy 500. As a sports fan of any sport ... you'd be hard-pressed to find another event with more powerful lessons...
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8 Concepts to Gain Focus & Get More Done without Working 8 Days/Week.

8 Concepts to Gain Focus & Get More Done without Working 8 Days/Week.

Getting focused, not to mention staying focused, is almost impossible these days. Try one or all of these 8 Ideas to Get More Done Without Working 8 Days/Week Be An Orchestra Conductor Over time, you’ve probably seen articles comparing orchestra...
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We Salute Our Fallen Heroes

We Salute Our Fallen Heroes

Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery Today, we pay tribute to the young men and women who defend the freedom we hold so dearly. And, it is never more poignant and meaningful than when our men and women are...
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Are You Leaving Anyone Behind?

Are You Leaving Anyone Behind?

😔🤍Our prayers go out for all of the children, teachers and families suffering from the tragedy on Monday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. Our elected representatives should be ashamed that they can find no way to come together...
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The Primary Source of Misunderstanding

The Primary Source of Misunderstanding

By now, you may be sick of hearing about communication and its critical importance to leadership. But ... the reason you keep hearing about it is because, in so many ways, it’s the touchstone of all leadership. That’s why I...
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5 Tips to Integrate Transparency in Your Organization

5 Tips to Integrate Transparency in Your Organization

Are you Hoarding or Sharing information? When I began my business career in the previous century, the word “transparency” was not in the business lexicon. You knew what you were told … and you were told what someone thought you needed...
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Sword Clicks for May 19, 2022

Sword Clicks for May 19, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks where I'll provide a handful of links every week so you can explore topics that interest you. No muss. No fuss.⚔️ There's a gigantic industry you know is there ...but you barely think about it. It's...
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Waiting for perfection before you get started?

Waiting for perfection before you get started?

I think we'd all hate to count how many times we've waited, too long or far longer than necessary, because we're not sure what others may think.That fateful mindset lies somewhere in the muddle among impostor syndrome, indecisiveness and insecurity.I've...
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Are Your Common Practices always Best Practices?

Are Your Common Practices always Best Practices?

You’ve developed common practices you take for granted.But, when was the last time you examined whether those “common practices” still represent “best practices”?Several years ago when my father was in his final days, his bonhomie in full bloom, I sat...
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Welcome to Sword Clicks for May 12, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks for May 12, 2022

Welcome to Sword Clicks where I'll provide a handful of links every week so you can explore topics that interest you. No muss. No fuss.⚔️ Don't mess with this woman ... the 1st Female Sailor to complete Navy Warfare Training....
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Conflicts WITHIN the Organization

Conflicts WITHIN the Organization

These days, the conflicts “IN” The Workplace” seem to dominate the headlines ... but what about the conflicts “WITHIN” the workplace? This anonymous story suggests the outline of such conflicts, and introduces us to the kinds of conflicts that destroy...
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Would You Be Proud of Your Culture if Mom & Dad Were Watching?

Would You Be Proud of Your Culture if Mom & Dad Were Watching?

What happened to the simple lessons your parents taught you? You don't want to be this week's whipping boy. The candidate this week seems to be Elon Musk and his purchase of Twitter. (It's amazing the range of negative responses...
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