Read, Read, Read

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

The average Fortune 1000 executive reads 6.7 books per year. Some even says 9 books. Bill Gates once said he read 30 books during his vacation. When a total stranger asked Warren Buffett for a single piece of wisdom, his advice was “Read, Read, Read”. I think you get my point.

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It's Okay, Really

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Starting a business can be difficult on its own, even when you actually know what you’re doing.  Even the most well-rounded entrepreneurs will have some limit to their skill set and these gaps often translate into the missing pieces small companies need to grow. Luckily there are many solutions out there available to the intrepid […]

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Dealing With Loose Ends

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Both at work and at home, we’ve all experienced moments when it seems as though we just can’t keep up with all of our responsibilities.  Situations like these can quickly become tipping points where the smallest task, such as making a phone call or responding to an email, can become very difficult and stressful.  While […]

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I Hope We Can Stay Friends

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Most businesses are looking for ways to get new clients. Although this is a healthy practice, many miss out on a relatively untapped market: selling more to your existing clients! You’ve already gone through the process of attracting a customer, getting them through the door and eager to buy your product or service. They are […]

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Fixing Weaknesses vs Developing Strengths

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

If you had two choices: 1) Fix an employee’s weakness so that they become more well-rounded Or 2) Focus on an employee’s strength so that they become more specialized Which one would you choose? The Gallup Organization interviewed over 80,000 managers in 2,500 business units and found that great managers who out-perform their peers chose […]

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