Category: Success

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go for small wins

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You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team members or yourself, make sure they’re achievable. Small wins give you improvement and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Beat yesterday

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Salespeople know about “Beat Yesterday” books. That’s where you track sales every day and try to, yep, “beat yesterday.” It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated and honest. There’s no reason that the salespeople should have all the fun. Create your own “beat  »  Read More

The Estee Lauder Lessons

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F. Scott Fitzgerald said that “There are no second acts in American lives.” That only proves he never met Estee Lauder. She didn’t start as Estee. Her parents named her Josephine Esther Mentzer, and she lived in Corona in Queens. The nearby garbage dump piled the trash so high, that residents called  »  Read More

The Montgomery Meigs Lesson

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What size clothes do you wear? Before the American Civil War, you couldn’t have answered that question. That’s when Montgomery Meigs invented standardized clothing sizes. Thousands of recruits were measured and patterns were developed for combined waist, chest, and leg measurements. Meigs was the  »  Read More

Gene Autry Lessons

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Gene Autry is the only person to have five stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. There’s one each for radio, records, film, television, and live theatrical performances. During his career, he appeared in 94 films and released 635 songs that sold over 100 million copies. There were over one hundred episodes of  »  Read More

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