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Are you being arbitrary?

In Business Leadership by Laura

I recently was doing some business and couldn’t understand why all of a sudden there was a line in the sand around one critical item. What I mean by line in the sand is a sort of artificial wall that exists for no reason other than the other party has decided they …

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Is it Just Business? Part 1

In Business Leadership by Laura

“It’s not personal, it’s just business.” Have you ever used that line or had it used on you? I have used it and been on the receiving end once or twice and I have to say, it is personal. The first time I heard it come out of my own …

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Big Mo Has a Plan. What’s Yours?

In Business Leadership by Laura

It was 4:15am Pacific Time as I walked out of the hotel to catch my car service to the airport for my flight home. I had only gotten to sleep around midnight so I was still a bit sleepy. Not so my driver Mo. His energy, courtesy and smile welcomed …

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What direction are you going?

In Business Leadership by Laura

Sounds like a simple question with a simple answer doesn’t it? No, it’s not a trick question but one that requires more thought than most of us give to the answer. I’ve learned that there is a bigger, more useful question than just asking what direction I am going. It …

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Who Wants to Play SCRABBLE or Something?

In Business Leadership by Laura

I love Scrabble and have been playing it since I was a little girl. My mom and I would play it all the time and it was played often among my neighbors growing up as well. I remember playing it during the NY blackout of 1977 via candlelight and flashlights …

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Are you buying groceries or ingredients?

In Business Leadership by Laura

Sounds like such a simple question doesn’t it?  When I first read that question in Living the Savvy Life by Melissa Tosetti and Kevin Gibbons I felt like I got struck by lightning.  Why had I never thought that before?  I realized it did not just apply to shopping for …