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Find Your Competitive Advantage – The Strategy Mindset 2.0 – Dr. Chuck Bamford

In Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Strategy, Business Success, change, Competitive Advantage, Competitive Business, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Non-Profit strategy, Perfect Customer, Podcast, Strategy, SWOT Myth, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

When it comes to business strategy  we are often confused.  We have a tendency to believe in myths like “Our brand is our strategy” or “Our people are our strategy” or “we do SWOT analysis”, but none of those are really a strategy much less a competitive advantage.  Sometimes we jump ahead when it comes to our strategy and we …

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How Your Business Can Compete in a Digital Age – The Relationship Economy – John DiJulius

In Business Culture, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Relationships, Business Success, change, Competing, competition, Competitive Business, Customer Relationships, Leadership, Leadership Growth, Podcast, sales, sales success, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

Technology, social media, phone apps, Alexa, Siri, Go Google, Artificial Intelligence, there is so much coming at us.  When it comes to our business…what do we do?  Which one or ones do we choose?  If any? What is going to give our business the competitive edge?  How much is going to cost?  What can I afford?  What is really going …

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SMART Goals – Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done – Charlie Gilkey

In behavior change, Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Psychology, Business Success, change, Decision Making, Finishing, Goal Setting, Goals, Growth, Podcast, Uncategorized by Jay Izso1 Comment

It is that time of year again.  Hopefully you are thinking about your goals.  Many people wait until the first of the year.  We shouldn’t.   We all know or at least should know what we did the previous year in terms of our goals.  We know were we succeeded and we know where we failed.  Chances are if you are …

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Lessons in Life and Business – The Way of the Road Warrior – Rob Jolles

In Business Culture, Business Decisions, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Psychology, Business Success, Career Help, change, Decision Making, Growth, Life Change, Life Help, Podcast, Problem Solving, Psychology and Business, sales success, self help, self-improvement, Success by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

There are many lessons we can learn from our journeys in business and life.  We all have them.  But how many of us have actually took a journal and wrote every day about our journey.  Not many of us for sure.  Rob Jolles one of the world’s leading sales trainers and inspirational speakers has been journaling his travels as a …

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Creating Positive Change – Start with Your People – Brian Dixon

In Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Success, Career Help, change, Coaching, culture change, Discovering Your Purpose, entrepreneurship, Finding Your Passion, Growth, Inspiration, Leadership, Life Change, Life Help, Marital help, Money, Motivation, Podcast, Problem Solving, purpose, Serving People, Success, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

We can look in our business, our relationships, our careers, our lives in general and say, “things need to change”.   None of us want that change to be for the worse, so we try to take control.  We decide quite often that if we have the power to change things we will.  So we start handing out orders, making edicts, …

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Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams – Omar L. Harris

In Business Culture, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Success, Coaching, elite teams, High Performance Teams, Leadership, Leadership Improvement, management teams, Motivation, Podcast, Problem Solving, teams, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

It doesn’t matter if it is a sport, a for profit business, a non-profit business, or even a family when it comes to developing a “high performance team” there seems to be some commonalities.  The first is we are all pretty aware that all teams go through pretty much the same phases, from forming to storming, to norming, to performing.  …

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What Anyone Can Do – Growth and Success -Leo Bottary

In Better Leadership, Business Culture, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Success, career change, Career Help, Company Culture, elite teams, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Growth, Leadership Growth, Life Help, Mentorship, Podcast, self help, self-improvement by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

We all want to be successful, or more successful, but how does that happen?  It is so easy for us to look for “silver bullet” solutions, or “magic pills” to solve our desire for success, but the fact is there really are no “silver bullets’ or “magic pills”, so what is one to do?  Leo Bottary has done a plethora …

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The Best Story Wins – Leveraging Hollywood Storytelling for Your Business and Beyond – Matt Luhn

In branding, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Closing the sale, entrepreneur, Growing Your Business, Inspiration, Jay Izso, Leadership, Life Skills, marketing, marketing leadership, Podcast, Psychology and Business, sales, sales success, storytelling by Jay Izso1 Comment

Stories are powerful.  They improve our learning.  They help us to understand and remember things and events we may not ordinarily not remember.  Stories affect our brain chemistry, they manufacture emotions that help us relate not only to the parts of the story, but also to the person telling the story. Matthew Luhn joins A New Direction with his latest …

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Courage Goes to Work – Bill Treasurer

In Better Leadership, Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Problems, Business Psychology, Business Success, Courage, culture change, entrepreneur leadership, entrepreneurship, Jay Izso, Leadership, Leadership Growth, Leadership Improvement, Leadership Skills, Life Help, Life Skills, management, Motivation, Podcast, Psychology and Business, self-improvement by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

How are you about doing something new in your job or your life?  Little scary?  Do you focus on the consequences or the possibilities?  How about the issue of trust?  Do you really have the courage that it takes to trust others in your life or your business?  Of do you distrust and control?  And how about really telling the …

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The Art of Preventing Stupid in Your Business – Matthew Davis

In Business Help, Business Ideas, Business Improvement, Business Problems, Business Success, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, Podcast, Uncategorized by Jay IzsoLeave a Comment

When it comes to business we all make mistakes. But when we make the same mistakes, or make mistakes that we could have avoided but because of ignorance, complacency, or being inept we did not well that can make us…well…stupid. When it comes to avoiding stupid mistakes it first requires us to understand what type of mistakes can be made, …