The new leaders value empathy and vision

The new leaders: When Microsoft’s Nadella speaks about leadership he talks about empathy, while PayPal’s Schulman talks about inspiring hope. Leaders lead by inspiring others. But where do they find their own inspiration to lead? I was watching a Facebook Live interview with Paypal’s CEO Dan Schulman, and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, and what struck me were…

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The ROI of writing a business book

While there are many good reasons to write a book (my website offers plenty of them), this post, courtesy of Mike Dowling at Wool Street Writers, absolutely nails it. It reveals how writing a book created nearly a million dollars of new business for one of his clients.   What kind of ROI can you expect from writing…

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes When Hiring a Business Ghostwriter

You’re thinking of writing a book. You’re a business owner, manager, professional or entrepreneur who genuinely wants to share your journey to success, or share your expertise. To make your book-writing journey profitable and pleasurable, just make sure you avoid these 7 big mistakes:   Not hiring a ghostwriter with a business background “Business ghostwriters specialize in…

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What we learned from the Masters

We can learn a lot from the Masters. But in this case I’m not referring to the Old Masters of painting like Delacroix and Rembrandt and Vermeer, but rather to the Masters of golfing fame. The Masters is a tournament I watch with wondrous rapture every year, and this past weekend was no different. Except it…

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What worries CEOs the most?

What worries CEOs? Everything, of course. It’s part of their job description. Managing the executive team, developing strategy, sourcing financing, overseeing marketing, it’s all part of the job.  And if the CEO is heading a startup, the list of to-dos gets even longer. PwC and others have listed their top CEO concerns for 2017, and not…

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A short post about the history of the world

Am I uniquely qualified to offer a history of the world? Ha. Absolutely not. I am one of those who hated history at school. (I blame it on the episodic and ‘unstorylike’ way that history teachers tended to teach it.) So why am I qualified to write a history of the world? Am I a…

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How much does a business ghostwriter charge?

Hmm, that is one very loaded question. Business ghostwriters charge different rates based on their expertise and knowledge and experience. But they also base their fees on their confidence in their ability to meet or exceed the client’s expectations. But there are other variables to consider, the biggest being how much research is involved. It took Jim Collins…

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