Business Strategy and Results

Anamcgary's Blog

Think about your business strategy for a few minutes. Have they been designed to achieve top line growth, increase or defend market share. Are you focused on customer satisfaction or is it something else?

Now, ask yourself; Are you satisfied with your results?

We know Company’s like Blockbuster, Sears, Radio Shack and a many other retailers are not satisfied with their results.

All of the above mentioned companies at one time were implementing strategies that worked really well, and then suddenly it seemed like all of their results were off and it was too late.

So as a leader you need to slow down sometimes and take a real close look at the results of your strategies and results. This isn’t hard to do, but most of us don’t do it.

We get busy, or we get distracted and we lose our focus. sometime our priorities get out of alignment…

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Promise Yourself

Anecdotes, Fables and Talks

Promise Yourself :

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for…

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Put Away the Carrots, Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog

Mentoring Moments

Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility], not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits [belonging to the office], but eagerly and cheerfully; 1 Peter 5:2 (AMP)

This month we’re exploring Extreme Leadership, leading in a world where sticks and carrots just don’t work.

themuleI’m referring to offering rewards to induce behavior. See a cart driver dangling a carrot in front of a mule. The mule moves towards the carrot because it wants the food, thus moving the cart. What’s wrong with that picture? The mule doesn’t care about what’s on the cart or where it’s going. It just wants the carrot, give it to him and he stops moving. If this is your team they may be well-trained but they are NOT empowered.

Rewards are great. But people are truly motivated by challenging work, BIG…

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Are you ready??


Everyone would agree that some of the most elite athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kevin Durant, and Derek Jeter have worked extremely hard to get where they are today. But they didn’t just wake up and say, I’m going to be a professional athlete one day BOOM. Each one of them had to put in hours of hard work, grit, perseverance, determination, focus, discipline, application and many other traits to attain the position and platform they now have. With that being said, sports are one of the main things we as Americans associate ourselves with on a daily basis, especially dudes. Our day: Wake up, turn on ESPN then go most of the day scrolling through various webpages on different sports and sporting events. On the weekends we attend some of the biggest and loudest football games one could imagine. Sports are some of the greatest ways to bring friends…

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5 Leaders I’ve Learned From

Carrie Evans

When I was an intern at my church, I read every book and blog I could find about church communication. I have a degree in mass communication and marketing, but that doesn’t mean that transferred into church communication. Today I want to take time to recognize leaders who shared their resources and knowledge to help people like me who were just getting started.

Here are five leaders I’ve learned from.

1. Tim Peters

Tim writes very practical articles about how to develop a communication strategy and simplify your communication systems. Plus, he recently came out with Sayge Resourcesif you’re looking for more church communication goodness. Website // Twitter 

2. Kem Meyer // Less Clutter Less Noise

Less Clutter Less Noise is an essential read if you want to learn about church communication. It reads like a collection of blog posts and you’ll fly through it. Kem’s kind of like the queen of church…

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Own The Tone

Life Coach RN

Nursing Cap My first position as a Director of Nursing in a home care agency had me ill equipped to manage staff. As a new person, I heard a lot of, “I don’t do that!” “That’s her job!” Others would pull me to the side to say, “They did that for the last director” or “The last director did this.” I learned quickly that I needed to set the tone for my own position and how I would handle issues. I learned that it is the most important factor for effective leadership that a leader sets the tone. This is true of new managers and seasoned managers who may be taking on new staff, or may just realize that what they’re doing just isn’t working.

The way you dress, keep your office space, speak and handle yourself professionally are all involved in setting the atmosphere in which you work. You set the…

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