Monthly Archives: May 2013


Sooner or later, anyone who is in a position of managing people will be faced with introducing a new policy or procedure. Most people fight change and you will be met with opposition to the new policy or procedure if … Continue reading

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What Gets Measured Gets Done

“What gets measured gets done.”  ~ Jack Daly Believe it or not, we’re only a month and a few days away from the year being half over. How are your goals for the year working out? Are you on target? … Continue reading

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CROSS Training – Components of Revenue Optimization for Self Storage

Below is an on-going project I have developed over many years in the Self Storage business. The principles outlined have served me very well in this industry throughout the years and I have decided to make them available to the … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons: The Passing of a Legendary Texas Con Man

The world will always have con artists – men and women who seek to cheat the system and gain wealth illegally. In recent years we have had people like Bernard Madoff and Kenneth Lay (Enron) highly profiled on the evening … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

“Many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.”  ~ Col. Allen West In my weekly blog I normally do what I … Continue reading

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You’ve Graduated, Now Your Education Begins!

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker It is the time of year when our future leaders are graduating from college or high school and are preparing to enter the working world and … Continue reading

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Why Motivate When You Can Inspire?

“Energy motivates but charisma inspires.” ~ Simon Shinek Having high energy certainly motives people. The problem with that is, when he energy is removed, so is the motivation. The late Zig Ziglar may have described motivation best when he said, “People often … Continue reading

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Follow Me on Twitter

Okay, I finally did it. I joined the Twitterverse. If you want to follow me, I promise never to tweet about going to get a snack, lounging around the house doing nothing or needing to go to the restroom. I … Continue reading

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The first thing I read by Mark Murphy was called Hiring For Attitude and I really learned a lot from his book and wanted to read more of what he has to say. So my second Mark Murphy book was … Continue reading

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