You just read about how Max learned how to go down our backyard slide, right? (If you haven’t, click here and read that post first). So what about you- what’s YOUR slide? Let’s do a quick application of Max’s learning process- but let’s go back one more step. You see, Max had to decide what..
Happy Valentine’s Day! First of all, just something for fun: Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies! Click here for several great chocolate recipes including Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies. I’m making these before Valentine’s Day! What do you think? AND THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT IS (Drum roll, please!) Mannatech just received its 100th patent. To put this into perspective: Most..
“To be intentional about what you do means you are heading in a specific direction for a specific reason. When you are intentional about where you are going to go, then you are able to determine very quickly if what you are doing is moving you closer or further from the result you want.” – See more..
(Part 3 of a 3-part series on A Competitive Business Edge. Read Part 1, benefits of social entrepreneurship, and Part 2, description of social entrepreneurship.) Next question: What are some examples of companies that are committed to social entrepreneurship? Grameen Bank-started by Mohammed Unus, pioneered the idea of micro loans. He restructured the banking industry..
(Continued from previous post which provided business benefits of adopting a social entrepreneurial component to your current business model) Granted then that ‘this move would be good for business’- what does social entrepreneurship look like? First, let me tell you what it is not! It is not a charitable contribution: i.e., I give a %..
(The content of the next three posts is from a speech given to San Tan Toastmasters Club, June 17, 2014 as a Keynote address to (an assumed audience of) the Chamber luncheon of business owners. If you are a business owner, you will appreciate these comments. If you are a customer of any business, let me..
A friend of mine daily sends out to his team leaders a short email highlighting something to think about. Thank you to Steve Pitts, a hospital administrator, for his commitment to actively give input to the personal development of his team. This morning he sent the following story that describes how the spirit of teamwork..
As a small business owner, I wear many hats. I met today with a new friend, someone who owns and directs an adult day care center. During our conversation, we both agreed that the variety of responsibilities of a small business owner are many, whether or not you have staff to assist you. Somehow, simply..
Leadership is a fascinating topic in business as well as in life. Books, blogs, seminars, webinars and articles by famous and not-so famous leaders can give food for thought to anyone who is in a leadership position. To further describe leadership on a practical level: if you have influence over even one person, you are..
My business mentors, Phil and Kathleen, send out short emails regularly to educate, inform, inspire, or motivate us as business partners. Today, their email included some thoughts from the book, The Science of Opportunity, by Howard Melamed. Melamed makes the observation that there are opportunities all around us, but how we respond is our decision. A quote..