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Title Creep is Nuts…

by admin on June 30, 2014

Tweet 20 years ago, a VP or C-level title meant everything.  Now it seems, Gen Y has pushed for bigger tittles, and weaker leaders have given in to them. With larger titles comes higher pay, and at times unwarranted expectations from those we give them to. Instead of giving out titles quickly.   Do this instead.  ...

5 Steps to Get the Press to Talk About Your Biz

by admin on June 24, 2014

Tweet If you’re doing good work, you’ll have good stories to share. One of the best ways to get these stories out—and to build awesome exposure for your company—is to get the media to cover your stories for free. That’s the essence of great PR. But just as with any business endeavor, good PR requires ...

Are You Sure You're Thinking Big Enough ???

by admin on June 09, 2014

Tweet   Read this poem – courtesy of a very close friend of mine…  Then ask yourself, if you’re thinking big enough for your business… The Curious Cat was called Think Big and he thought so much that he needed a wig. The wig was too small for the thoughts in his head.  His thoughts ...

Want to Know What Your Employees Think of Your Core Values???

by admin on June 04, 2014

Tweet                 Your employees think you‘re full of crap don’t mean anything you say about anything, because you don’t LIVE your Core Values. Simply posting your Core Values up on a wall does nothing.  In fact, unless you live them, simply posting them up on a wall hurts ...

Where, Not How

by admin on May 28, 2014

Tweet One of the best parts of creating a Vivid Vision is the chance it gives you to tear off the shackles of reality and logic and fantasize about your future. But often, successful entrepreneurs have a hard time tapping into their creative side. The pragmatic, logical thought patterns that made them successful don’t allow ...

Use A Rifle To Find Top Employees

by admin on May 21, 2014

Tweet If you’re contemplating the use of a search firm, chances are you are looking for a new Leader to join your team.  There are thousands of search firms to choose from and, making the right choice depends on the criteria you use in your selection process. Here are a few tips and questions to ...

Get Into Your (Dis)comfort Zone

by admin on May 14, 2014

Tweet Chances are you’ve built a nice office for yourself. It’s a comfortable space filled with everything you need to get your job done, whether it’s your laptop or pictures of your family when you need a bit of motivation. It’s the perfect spot to sit down and start mapping out the future of your ...

NO, You Are NOT More Important…

by admin on May 08, 2014

Tweet I’m tired of hearing CEOs or Execs say that one area of their company is more important than another. NOT true. Think of Phantom of the Opera.  There are only ever 2 or 3 people on stage. However, there are a couple hundred people doing marketing, sales, finance, operations, music, lighting, costumes, set design ...

Check Your Modesty At The Door

by admin on April 29, 2014

Tweet   When a lot of people are envisioning their future and that of their company, they often downplay their potential successes to avoid coming off as conceited or pompous. I am not one of those people.  Nor should you be.  However, to be clear, I keep my ego in check when describing my Vivid ...

The Glengarry Glen Ross Guide to PR

by admin on April 18, 2014

Tweet In the now famous scene from the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, Blake, a high- performing salesman played by actor Alec Baldwin, dresses down a team of under-performing salesmen complaining about their leads. Towards the end of the profanity-laced lecture, Blake says, “These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you, ...

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