Monthly Archives: November 2011

Black December

This past Friday, retailers posted the strongest gains since 2007 as Black Friday sales rose 6.6% from just a year ago. This ability to buy is not limited to individual consumers as companies hoard piles of cash that is ready to spend on the right hires and purchases for their firms. December is primetime for …

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The Uncertainty of Gratitude

The economic crisis in Europe, an apparent stalemate over a debt deal in Washington, persistently high employment, the ongoing military conflict in Afghanistan, threats of another global recession…the list of uncertainties goes on and on. During this Thanksgiving week in the United States, it may be difficult for some to feel grateful given the current …

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The Satisfaction Trap

While gratitude for current circumstances and successes is prudent, being satisfied is incredibly dangerous for business professionals. Satisfaction becomes a trap that keeps you cemented to your doorstep and allows your competitors to grab more market share. I asked a recent workshop participant, who was resistant to ideas for enhancing her business, if she was …

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