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Surpassing good entering a platform of greatness





buisness-peeps2Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Better Web Builder

Passing good to great

I was recently asked how you move from good to great. I quickly stated, “What do you mean we are great everyone loves us. Do you want to move into excellent? The room became quiet as each of us declares how great we were. The leader posed the question again and this time it caused us to listen. How do you move from good to great? This takes time to evaluate why? Because you must be willing to evaluate strengthens weaknesses organization and trends. Yes, your home base business may be good the clients list is growing and affiliates are working but, there is always room for improvement.

Let’s look at communication how effective are you? What gaps exist within your down-line and up-line? Are you accessible? How many days does it take you to respond to clients? Are you prompted in your responses? What excuses to you use when you’re late with responses? Are you accountable as a leader? Groysberg (2012) suggest, having communication that goes bottom up is just as important as having communication going top up (pp.2). The question becomes where do you see your business in 3 yrs.?

What strategies are in place to improve your business? Re-exam your advertisement strategies venues and platforms is it times to investigate other business platforms? Perhaps adding and expanding will change your businesses growth.  Have you considered video conferencing? Cisco Systems uses video conferencing reaching multiple employees and executives at the same time. This fiber-optic technology “you feel like you are sitting across from these persons (Slind, personal communication, July 23, 2012).

Have you considered teaming up with a business mentor, an expert in the field of business one who understands marketing, advertising strategies, and can point you in the right directions to expose your business. In the upcoming year, exam if your business grow and move upward or slide down the business hip of death. An important business decision should include methods to increase your business growth exponentially, exposure and traffic. Experts recommend looking at your business expenses, evaluate companies that provide similar products and services watch for trends and build a uniqueness that moves you towards a great business. This is the season to remain hopeful preparing the way for a new and exciting venture could move your business from good to great. Wishing you all the best

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Reference: Noble, C. (2012). The power of conversational leaders. Working knowledge the thinking that leads: Harvard Business School. Retrieved from:


Fortune-An encounter with inspiration



Fortune-An encounter with inspiration

Carolyn Coleman-Grady


July 9, 2012

Better Web Builder

Fortune-An encounter with inspiration

A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples of vice, as well as of virtue, to inspire him.-H.G. Bohn

Shortcomings mold and shape the direction of our lives tangling our mind and throwing us into a world winds.  Peaking in the window of time opened an encounter of defeat mistrust, and hopelessness while dancing to the music of sorrow, and regret. Once the act has completed hopelessness and mistrust bowing before your eyes awaiting an applause the standing ovation, rendered to these unfortunate acts is meaningless and of no value.  The encounter leaves a spellbound affect staining the thoughts of man.  Rest assures the vice that corrupts can be reset to a fortunate encounter that changes the course and direction of life.

How to change encounters of moral failing into moral excellence

  1. Standards
  2. Ethical principles
  3. Rectitude


Developing quality conduct that inspires and motivates are the foundation for building standards of living.  Ethical principles are also foundational.  Francois de La Rochefoucauld suggested, “Nothing is as infectious as example” (p. 294).  If the standard of living is motivated by appropriate conduct, you image the fun we all would have.  But as life would have it many are motivated by dishonesty, and practices that involve destroying others on a daily basis.  It takes energy to practice unethical principles one would conclude this type of motivation could cause fatigue.  Motivations give energy regardless if it is positive or negative.  It is helpful when we are motivated by encounters that improve and change our lives.

Talmud suggest, “Don’t use the conduct of a fool as a precedent” (p. 295). Although this is a mainstream Judaism it is a foundational principle all can use.  It is important to inspire and motivate by examples.  Living by standards, ethical principle and avoiding known mistakes will help.  Business requires ethical principle and standards that support honesty. Businesses that function under false pretenses are unethical.  Dishonest tactics to promote business is also unethical.  Quality and high excellence are motivating characteristics that promote business. Is the fortune cookie you open directing the principles of life? Has Fortune 500 provided you with tips on business ethics and principles?

Stand on the encounter that inspires and takes your business to the top.

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