Archives: Business Practices

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Stuck in the Same-Old-This-and-That Rut? Make a...

Earlier this year I returned from a cruise vacation with my family. You know, one of those floating fantasy worlds where you’re on a ship with 3,000-4,000 other tourists and can participate in an innumerable number of activities and eat...

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VoiceAmerica Interview with Paul Wiley

VoiceAmerica Interview with Paul Wiley

Building a Business with Intention and a Firm Openness to Meaningful Chance Surviving and thriving in today’s business world requires passion, focus, and a healthy supply of determination. It’s not enough simply to have a good idea; rather, executives today...

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(Opargo Optimization) Readiness, Set, Grow!

The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health is not when you crawl into the doctor’s office with a sore throat, sinus infection, and chronic headache. The time to get the most accurate assessment of your health...

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4 Steps to a Winning Continuum of...

To win a relay race, you don’t just need four capable and competent athletes. The key to victory is to make sure every team coordinates their efforts into a seemingly flawless display of talent and precision for the smoothest and...

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Opargo

From the Chalkboard to the Board Room

The idea for Opargo first came about from a conversation with my co-founder, Dr. Aaron Lloyd, who sat next to me during the entire Executive MBA program at SMU’s Cox School of Business. He had a problem: He was working...

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Peopling with Purpose: Making the Most of...

Anyone who’s had the challenge of performing fix-up projects around the house — like replacing your kitchen sink — knows that there’s a perfectly sized wrench that works a lot more effectively than a screwdriver and a hammer every time....

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Finding the Right AIM with Your Practice...

Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky once claimed that he missed 100 percent of the shots he never took. That’s great advice on persistence from one of the most prolific scorers in hockey history. But Gretzky didn’t shoot the puck every...

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Not All Executive Sponsors Are Created Equal

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin Sound familiar? If not, check out my previous blog, “3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Executive Sponsorship.”...

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Pushing Through to Completion: Just Do It

Life as a start-up founder is tough. And to be honest, working as a team member in a start-up or any small business can be both challenging and rewarding. There aren’t layers of staff you can hide behind – but...

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Integrity in Business Matters

In business, many things matter. Vision matters. Personnel matters. Innovation and adaptability to change matters. In my experience, one of the character qualities that matters most to me – and yet one I find so lacking today – is the...

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Yield Management – Just What the Doctor...

Yield Management – Just What the Doctor Ordered I once asked a doctor to imagine what the airline industry would be like without yield management practices. He quickly replied, “It’d be healthcare.” Do you remember what booking a flight used...