As if you don’t have enough to worry about, now you’ve got the HR department breathing down your neck because your administrative assistant said bad things about you in his 360 degree review.  Think you have to take that?  I think not.  Let’s show that ingrate how to be a bad boss. Condescend:   If…

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When you work with busy business owners, you hear a lot of the same things over and over.  One of the most typical refrains is “I never seem to get anything on my to do list done”.  There’s a way to fix that.  And it’s easy.  Follow this recipe. Start: You’ve heard it a zillion…

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Yes, meetings can be awful.  They can drag on pointlessly, and adjourn without progress or closure.  If you want to run great meetings, it’s your job to make it crisp, focused and efficient.    Try some of these tips to run great meetings. Start early and don’t apologize: Let everyone know that you want them to…

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Have you ever wondered how bad vendors stay in business?  They screw up, kick you while you’re down, over-promise and under-deliver…it’s a long list.  Then they want your money.  If you’re like me, you’ve just about had it with these guys.  Let’s teach them a lesson.  Here’s how to make sure that your vendors and…

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The problem with knowing that I’m guaranteed admission into next year’s New York Marathon is that I now have 18 months to feel guilty about how little I’m going to train for it.  And now that we’re moving into Dallas summers, I’ll be even less inclined to run.  Distance guru Jeff Galloway says the secret…

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Sales managers have it made.  They don’t work.  Go ahead and ask them. They’ll say, “I manage sales.” What does that mean? All they have to do is be a pain in the butt to the sales guys who really do all the heavy lifting.  Here are some great tips to make sure that your…

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Have you ever noticed how easy managing sales teams is?  Falling off a log.  Business just falls in your sales team’s lap, so why not have some fun with them to keep things interesting.  Follow these easy tips and you’ll be sure to have your sales team pulling its hair out in no time. Set…

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When you own your own business, you have a love hate relationship with it.  There are times when your business nourishes your soul.  There are times when it rots your guts from the inside out.  The ironic thing is that the things that you like about running a business can be those same things that…

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Some really good events coming up this month for Dallas business owners.  Mark your calendars… On June 7 the Dallas chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network has a panel discussion luncheon at Gleneagles Country Club.  The panel features Dallas top business leaders discussing franchise growth and success strategies.  You can register here.  The event is…

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