People who try to do the right things are finding themselves penalized time and time again, while lying, deceitful misfits get away with murder—sometimes literally.
Category: Cultivating Positive Relationships
Quest for the former has led to the latter “We have met the enemy and he is us.” -Pogo comic strip By Mark Lusky “We have met the enemy and he is us.” This iconic quote from the Pogo comic strip applies to today’s state of the union. In the quest to keep everyone safe […]
A recent Google search of the term “narcissist” brought up 13.1 million results. That’s probably somewhat higher than before Trump took center stage. While Trump personifies narcissism in a variety of ways (some would say he should be depicted as a classic example in the dictionary), he’s far from alone. In fact, the US narcissistic […]
Nation’s most important construction project is each other By Mark Lusky How many of you wanted a constructive presidential campaign that talked positively about issues and platforms? We all know what we got—just the opposite. Unfortunately, that’s a natural consequence of a culture that seems to rank ripping people, places and possibilities to shreds over […]
Adapted from an Article by Mark Lusky Originally Published in The Denver Business Journal As small businesses become more technologically savvy, many think that all manner of money maladies can be resolved by tuning in to the latest social-media trend, search-engine-finding revelation and other high-tech options. By getting more wired in, business owners assert, they can solve […]
Unhappy, vocal customers are a company’s best friend. No matter what industry you’re in, what service you perform, what product you make, or what marketplace you serve, the common thread is the invaluable role that complaining customers play. Yes, the initial hit may sting – especially when posted on a public forum such as Google […]
Faced with uncertainty in the world-at-large, business prospects yearn even more for that stable, solid “piece of the rock” around which they can anchor their efforts. Be that rock. Take the initiative to show that you “mean business.” Develop business-like agreements and contracts that address both boilerplate issues and policies about ongoing use of work, […]
Getting new business is one thing. Keeping it is another. Currently, the US corporate model seems to run counter-intuitive to the fundamental concept of client/customer retention.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Instead of just spreading the word in a specific community, as was the case hundreds of years ago, consumers in communities all over the world can become informed about favorable and unfavorable buying criteria in seconds through online reviews. In many ways, this continuing trend […]
Often, in the heat of daily deadlines and stress, companies pay too little attention to a vitally important part of their operations: the little things. Because these seem to be small items that can disgruntle present customers or prospects, those offended may be less likely to express their discontent to you directly. They either decide […]