Thankful or Grateful… or Both?

So many people use the words ‘thankful’ and ‘grateful’ interchangeably. Both words are quite popular this time of year as we approach Thanksgiving. Not a terrible thing, but what if we pause for a moment to ponder the difference between the words. Each word shows a slightly different emotion– one in response to something someone has…

Make the Last 8 Weeks Count

With 8 weeks left in 2010, the year is quickly approaching its end.  This time of year, people often become reflective, thinking through what went well and what didn’t.  In that spirit, I was recently asked a great question by a client.  This person wanted to make an impact in the last 8 weeks of the…

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule… treat others as you would want to be treated yourself.  We have probably all heard this statement in our personal lives, but does it apply to our business lives?  Absolutely!   I encourage clients to follow the golden rule in their business development efforts.  By applying the most basic human elements to…