The Common Sense Guy

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Please read my posts at www.CommonSenseGuy.com

Today is March 1, 2007. For some time now, I have been reposting my www.CommonSenseGuy.com posts here. This is redundant. Therefore, I will no longer be posting here. However, I'd really appreciate it if you would log on to www.CommonSenseGuy.com to continue to get my posts. Also, I have another... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Innovate to Execute

Skillful execution of the things that matter is one of the secrets in my book 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations. Innovation is a critical part of execution. There was an article on the Hasbro Game Division’s approach to innovation in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. It seems that every Friday... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 26, 2007

More on Word of Mouth

In my book, 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations, I argue that strong, lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with important constituencies outside of your organization are a key to high performance. Last week, I did two posts on relationships – prompted by an article I read in Fast... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Avoid List-Corp.com Like the Plague

I don’t normally post consumer alerts, but yesterday something happened that was so egregious I can’t help myself. In yesterday’s mail, I received a piece of correspondence from List-Corp.com, 1004 Brookhaven Road, PO Box 447, Franklin, KY 42135-0447; 270 586 8600 (phone), 270 586 8608 (fax). The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More on Fixing Customer Problems

On Tuesday (February 20), I did a post on fixing customer problems – and doing it quickly. I discussed Andy Sernovitz’ ideas. If you didn’t read the post, Andy is the CEO of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. Andy understands both the upside – and downside -- potential of word of mouth. I came... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't Limit Yourself

I came across an interesting article on www.ReTransformation.com on how your unconscious mind runs your life. I particularly liked what the author had to say about limiting beliefs, so I am posting parts of the article here. Your Unconscious Mind Is Running Your Life “Everything you do and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Effective Leaders Fix Customer Problems -- and They Do It Fast!

Mutually beneficial relationships with important constituencies outside of your organization is on the secrets in my book 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations. Customers are your most important constituency. The March 2007 issue of Fast Company had an interesting feature on Andy Sernovitz,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Motivational Leadership

Committed and engaged employees are one of the secrets I present in my book 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations. Effective leaders are motivational leaders. The people they lead are committed and engaged. The February 2007 edition of The Motivational Manager has an interesting piece on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Some Leadership Humor

A little leadership humor today. Afterall, it is Friday. The February 2007 issue of The Motivational Manager includes a list of the most unusual excuses leaders have heard from the people they lead for taking a day off. “I was poisoned by my mother in law.” “I have really bad hiccups.” “I blew my... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Great Leaders Know How to Say "Good Job"

Great leaders know the importance of complimenting the people they lead. In my book 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations, I make the point that effective leaders do everything they can to help the people they lead become engaged and committed to their organization. Praise is an effective way... Sign in to see full entry.

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