Using the Power of Story

What a difference people can make! We’re still traveling and again I am reminded of the power of people, the power of a story to sell and create an experience. We stayed in Cortona Italy for a week, enjoyed the town for a few days, and visited surrounding hill towns…

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Connecting, Sans Language, in Switzerland

The proof is in the pudding. Go to another country, one where you do not speak the language, and notice if you feel welcomed or not. Notice what is happening when you feel welcomed and what is absent. It’s a simple act and has nothing to do with language!  Currently…

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On-Boarding (Clients OR Employees)

Do you have an effective training system to use with your employees? Have you created a duplicatable system that will allow your vision to be correctly translated, transmitted, and trained to your new hires? Has your business grown to the point where you cannot be the one training and on-boarding…

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Topgrading – Changed my Hiring Practices

Honest moment. Hiring and training, dealing with people’s “issues”, was one of the most frustrating parts of owning my own business. My expectation is that everyone’s reliable, comes to work on time with the right attitude, is a team player, leaves the drama at home, does their research about the…

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Rest – Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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Hug Your Customers – Set the Bar, Inspire, and Recharge

Busy? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed customer…

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