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Accomplish Something from Your New Year’s Resolutions List

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/3/2001

If you forgot to reread your list of New Year’’s resolutions this morning, do it right now. If you already have, you can feel good about yourself. By day three, another 10% of the population have abandoned their promises. By sticking with the ETR New Year’’s resolution program, you are…

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Managing Employee Turnover

By Early To Rise | 11/30/2000

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at something worth doing.”” – Theodore Roosevelt Most businesspeople recognize that high employee turnover is costly. But we sometimes fail to appreciate how insidious the costs are. Besides the actual costs of processing a changeover…

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How To Avoid “Senior Executive Syndrome”

By Mark Morgan Ford | 11/15/2000

“If your income doesn’t exceed your outgo, you go!” – Chuck Otterson Are you a senior executive? Do you employ one? If so, watch out. You/he may be dangerous to your company’’s bottom line.The problem is Senior Executive Syndrome (SES): the tendency for a senior executive – someone who has…

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You Haven’t Found Your Protégé Yet?

By Mark Morgan Ford | 11/14/2000

““Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.”” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I understand how hard it is to find the right person. Someone as good as or better than you. Someone who can replace you someday. (See Message #107.)…

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Adding Big Shots To Your Personal Network

By Early To Rise | 10/17/2000

““Never refuse any advance of friendship for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one already may repay you.”” – Madame de Tencin In Message #170, we talked about the importance of establishing a network of contacts. Whether your objective is to start your own business or climb to…

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Watch Out For Dependency-Motivated Managers

By Mark Morgan Ford | 10/4/2000

““It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.”” – Seneca There is a certain kind of manager you need to watch out for. He is often extremely bright. Entirely competent. Completely dependable. In…

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How Important Is Loyalty In Your Career?

By Early To Rise | 09/27/2000

“Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.” – Erich Fromm Here’s a question I’ve wrestled with for years: When it comes to success, is loyalty a good thing or a bad thing? Should you be loyal to those who have been there…

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E-Mail And Return Buttons

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/26/2000

“Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.”  – Michel de Montaigne I did it again. Copied a “sensitive” e-mail to the wrong person. It’s soooo embarrassing. In what I thought was a confidential memo to my partners I characterized someone’s proposition as…

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The Importance of Making Contacts

By Early to Rise | 09/12/2000

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” -John Lennon We have talked about how much faster you will accomplish your career goals if you put yourself out in the marketplace and meet prospective partners/employers/proteges/vendors. One of the best ways to get out there is to attend trade…

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Why I Don’t Gamble – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/11/2000

Why I don’t gamble when I visit Las Vegas, and instead enjoy money and success by placing smart investments that gain me wealth every day.

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Gifts, Free Lunches, Bribery

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/6/2000

““Corruption will find a dozen alibis for its evil deeds.”” – American proverbOn Friday, we discussed when and how to do – and accept – favors in a business context. Today, let’s extend that discussion to include whether we should accept gifts from vendors.At AG Publishing, there has been a…

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How To Pull Ahead Of Your Competitors Through Cooperation

By Early to Rise | 08/11/2000

““Competition is the offspring of fear; cooperation, the child of confidence.”” – Mark Morgan Ford If you remember the movie Wall Street, you may recollect the character Gordon Gecko (played by Michael Douglas) – a viciously ambitious stockbroker who broke every ethical rule and took advantage of every relationship to…

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