Weekly Business Idea

September 22, 2010 Confidence

Main Idea When a customer calls with an unexpected problem, do you shrink from it or lean into the problem? When you have an important sales call, is your stomach in knots before the call? When your boss wants to discuss your performance, are you eager to hear the results or are you tempted to [...]

September 16, 2010 Poise Under Pressure

Main Idea What do you do when good or bad things start happening? How do you handle unforeseen events? Do you panic, or do you engage? Are you the “go-to” person or are you running down the street in a panic? Expansion of Idea I was watching a documentary the other night about 9/11. The [...]

September 9, 2010 Team Spirit

Main Idea What do you think of when you hear team spirit? Does the old Saturday Night Live skit come to mind? Do you care about the team or do you care about you? What is more important, you winning or your team winning? Expansion of Idea One of my core principles is that the [...]

September 2, 2010 Competitive Skills

Main Idea When you think of someone with great skills, who do you think of? Are you jealous of the skills that person was given? Do you think that there is no way you could have those skills? Expansion of Idea When you look at great athletes or musicians or business people, most of us [...]

August 25, 2010 Condition

Main Idea Does the word “Conditioning” ever come up in connection with doing your job? Is this something that you used to do when you played high school sports? Should it be used in connection with business? Expansion of Idea One of my clients was talking about putting a gym in his business the other [...]

August 18, 2010 Initiative

Main Idea Are you afraid of failure? Do you hesitate to take a risk? When was the last time you tried something just because you wanted to do it even though in the back of your mind, failure was a real possibility? When did you follow up on something just because you were curious? Expansion [...]

August 11, 2010 Alertness

Main Idea Do you know what the common refrain was from the CEO’s of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers in 2008? This was also the common refrain from most of our government and business leaders. I DID NOT SEE IT COMING!!! Expansion of Idea Alertness is one of the most critical attributes of success that [...]

August 4, 2010 Intentness

Main Idea Do you stay with a problem or client issue until it is finished? Do you focus on finishing with excellence or do you focus on just finishing? Do you ever give up? Expansion of Idea Do you remember the Columbo television show from the 70’s? For those of you who are too young, [...]

July 30, 2010 Self Control

Main Idea Have you ever worked for someone who loses her temper? Or is there a coworker who has no control over his spending habits? Do you have an office meeting scheduled at 10am and one or two people show up 10 minutes late? Expansion of Idea Most of us have a general idea of [...]

July 22, 2010 Friendship

Main Idea What is the impression when someone walks into your office? Is it closer to a circus where everyone is having fun or a morgue? Do people like working with each other? Do they trust each other to do their jobs and respect them for that? Expansion of Idea One of the all time [...]

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    These weekly ideas are brought to you by FitzGerald & FitzGerald P.C. For more information about how to use these ideas with your small business contact Tim FitzGerald at trfitz@fitz-net.com.