Leadership . . .

"The quality of a leadership is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."

 

- Ray Kroc -

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Managers & Leaders

"Management is doing things right;

leadership is doing the right things." 

 

- Peter Drucker -

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Keep on Hanging On

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."  - Harriet Beecher Stowe -

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Why a Professional Business Portrait???

When you own or run a business, people associate your face with your business. That’s why it so important that you have a high-quality, professional business portrait. Doing it yourself may not be your best option for your “First Impression”  

Most people want know with whom they’re doing business.  When you include a business portrait on your website, your business becomes more personal, making their first impress feel warmer and more human.

 

Because your biography or “about” page usually gets the most web traffic, it’s critical that it includes a business portrait. When people log on to your bio page, they want to connect a business with a face and not just read narrative about the person running the company. Furthermore, adding a headshot to a biography gives the page more professionalism, besides makes your business seem friendlier.

 

Branding is much more than just a catchy logo or tagline. It’s also an emotional tie that you make with your clients. Your face is your company brand. Business owners use marketing collateral to talk about pertinent information, regarding their merchandise and services. Your business portrait or headshot is a significant part of your marketing collateral.  If you own your business, you are the branding

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

by Jim Stovall

 

This week, the United States is celebrating its birthday.  While the focus of the 4th of July has become fireworks, family, friends, food, and a midsummer holiday, it is important to remember why we celebrate. 

 

The United States of America is a beacon of hope and possibility for people around the world.  As a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we are imperfect because we are people.  We make mistakes, we disagree, and we debate, but like any other family, we have always pulled together and united whenever confronted or threatened. 

 

I realize the latest election cycle has left a lot of Americans disappointed and disillusioned.  It is important in America that we focus our feelings of discontent into positive and productive pursuits.  If you are among those who did not like the last election, the midterm campaigns are already organizing, and they will provide you with an outlet for your efforts and energy. 

 

Democracy is an exercise in compromise which inevitably means that no one gets all of what they want, but all of us get some of what we want.  Just as in our legal system, we derive our closest version of truth and justice by having a jury of citizens evaluate and decide between two opposing positions, our government functions best when the various factions work out their differences in the public forum. 

 

Democracy is never efficient, clean, nor streamlined, but it is the best chance we humans have to provide everyone with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  You can find a smooth, efficiently-running government in North Korea.  A completely new policy can be imagined in the morning, drafted during the day, and implemented by nightfall.  There will be no debate, dissent, or dispute, but I can’t imagine any of us here in America wanting to trade our turmoil for that brand of false tranquility. 

 

Even in the midst of the most turbulent political process in recent memory, this grand ideal we call America worked well.  Our greatness is symbolized and lived out when one administration relinquishes control and voluntarily turns it over to an incoming administration even though the two groups may be polar opposites and diametrically opposed to one another.  Our system is not always comfortable or attractive.  It is simply the best one the world has ever known.

 

As you go through your day today, celebrate what America is and what it can be.

 

Today’s the day!

 

Jim Stovall is the president of Narrative Television Network, as well as a published author of many books including The Ultimate Gift.  He is also a columnist and motivational speaker.  

Faith - Fear

Faith and fear both
demand you believe in
something you cannot
see. You Choose.

All the world is a stage . . .

 

If, according to the familiar saying, “All the world’s a stage,” why do so many settle for just being a part of the audience, watching others enjoying success?  Remember, life is not a spectaror sport.  Get in the game and participate!  Follow your heart’s desires.  Make your dreams come true and create a masterpiece of your life.  -- Bruce Garrabrandt