Keeping SCORE – 5 lessons from 300 mentors and 50 years
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Keeping SCORE – 5 lessons from 300 mentors and 50 years

I am in Washington, DC, at the SCORE annual conference. SCORE is an organization of volunteers, all experienced business and non-profit leaders who volunteer their time to mentor others. There are 320 local chapters throughout the country in which about 11,000 men and women donate their time and experience to counsel aspiring business owners, startup...
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I’m moving to another hosting server
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I’m moving to another hosting server

After my websites crashed last week, I spent a good amount of time with Tech Support at my hosting company and it did not turn out as well as it could have. It was just too difficult to contact them and they were way too slow in repairing the problem. So I am moving all...
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My apologies

This website was down yesterday due to a technical fault with our hosting service. I spent almost the entire day working with the service and my IT tech to get it back up. I am webmaster for 8 other sites and all of them were down due to one cause. It turns out the issue...
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The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster
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The power of purpose and how you can turn it loose for the price of a Thirstbuster

This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work for three months with a non-profit organization doing work in AIDS prevention among young people. He had recently graduated from university and was pondering job offers and career choices. While he was in Uganda he...
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The Practical Leader Podcast Survey
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The Practical Leader Podcast Survey

Tell me what you prefer! I will be launching The Practical Leader Podcast soon and I really want to know what format you prefer. Would you help me by taking a brief survey? It won't take more than 3 or 4 minutes. You can access it by clicking on the link below. Thank you.
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence part 2
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Qualities of a superlative leader – Intelligence part 2

Born in the village of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, in 1643, the only son of prosperous farmer Isaac Newton, this baby of the same name was premature, tiny, weak, and not expected to live. But he did. His father had died three months before he was born. His mother, Hannah Ayscough Newton, remarried when Isaac was...
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Preliminary survey results
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Preliminary survey results

A big thank you to those readers who have participated in my survey polling your preferences for future training programs. Here are the preliminary results. If you haven't let your preferences be known it's not too late. Please take the survey at this link.                     In...
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What fatherhood has taught us

My son, Nathaniel, and I have collaborated on this post. The columns below are our observations on what we've learned as fathers. We'd like to hear from you too. Please leave a comment and tell us what fatherhood has taught you.  That normal is what you make it. I subjected my kids to a grueling...
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6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks
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6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks

6 reasons why customers yell at business owners, customer service reps, and sales clerks  I think my favorite episode of Seinfeld (aside from the one where Elaine hates the movie The English Patient) is the one where Seinfeld is trying to rent a car he’s reserved. While he made a reservation for a mid-size car,...
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What training courses would YOU like to take?

I am preparing to write and publish some new training courses and need your input. I've put together a short survey that should take no longer than 3 or 4 minutes to complete. Your opinion really does matter so please click on the following link and let me know what you would like to see....
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