Duty effectiveness

“My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.”

George Washington

(This is a problem with big government, some unions and even well meaning groups attempting to do things for people they can and should do themselves, in my opinion. What say you?)

Selling as a sport

Maybe those in sales can relate to this sports, pitch and catch analogy.

We should ‘keep the ball rolling’ with good sports until they dont wanna play or the ball goes flat or busted beyond repair.

Its fine to pump it up a couple times but dumb to continue play with a sales ball that doesn’t hold air.

Unwise sales people spend precious time and energy trying to knock the ball out of unqualified or uninterested prospects hands. Like football players trying to cause fumbles or basketball players grabbing for steals and picking up stupid fouls.

Yeah, they might get one here and there but not near as many as an open receiver or hitting a spot up 3.

Top Ten qualities of a successful leader

Here is my Top Ten

  1. Be consistently present (all in)
  2. Ask lots of thoughtful questions
  3. Seek and apply the knowledge of your collective team
  4. Plan your work / work your plan…with strong effort
  5. Reward loyalty and innovation
  6. Be painfully authentic
  7. Always optimistic yet humble
  8. Maintain a positive attitude with a solution mind-set
  9. Seek win/win every time
  10. Focus on your purpose, the mission at hand, but be willing, if not eager, to pivot for better

Bonus. Forget perfection but never stop being your best.
Go for it! Ready, fire, aim!

It’s hard to come up and just list only 10 well 11 with the bonus but which ones would you replace for your style of leadership?

Success in business

“If you really are to succeed in business, it won’t be because people think you are smart; it will be because people like you. There is an old adage, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Daniel Lapin

Hating scammers & thieves

I received a ‘lead’ from my website. These ‘leads’ seem to show up every few months. You know, when something appears to good to be true, it normally is. I know that cliche is about as old as this one, “You can fool some of the people, some of the time and you can fool all the people, some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time”.

Nonetheless, the both are so true.

With these scamming losers, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out.

Here is the lead:

So then I think, it sure seems fishy so lets check the website. Oh, they must of thought that too. Here is their site.

Great design…and spelling too!