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Articles by Al Levi

You'll Catch More Flies With Honey

March 7, 2006
Ever hear the old saying, “You'll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar”? What's that got to do with you and your business?

Most business owners that contact me are reaching out because they're frustrated by what their employees do and don't do. Rarely does someone contact me to let me know they love what their people do and that they're the best in the business. Most owners think poorly about the quality of work done by their employees. This is truly unfortunate. The negativity actually invites more bad performance.

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What Can Golf Teach You About Business?

February 16, 2006
If you've become addicted to the sport of golf, like me, don't despair. There are very valuable lessons to learn from your pursuit of mastering the game of golf that directly apply to mastering the game of business.
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Yoga And Business

January 12, 2006
When I first moved out to Phoenix, I brought the souvenirs of my career with me - a bad back and bad knees. My wife suggested that I sign up for a yoga class, which I did for stretching and such.
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What To Take On Your Lifeboat

December 1, 2005
Working with contractors who have put their companies into troubled waters, I've developed an analogy that helps them understand what has to happen now.
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Think You Can Motivate Me?<br>Al Levi

November 1, 2005
Some tips on getting your employees to do what you want, the way you want.
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Don't Raise The Stakes In The Salary Game<br>Al Levi

October 1, 2005
Offer your employees a career, not just a job.
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Gut Reactions - Don't Jump To Conclusions<br>Al Levi

September 1, 2005
Judging others too quickly without all the facts can lead to problems.
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Having The Right Car - And Not Driving The Customer Crazy<br>Al Levi

August 1, 2005
First impressions mean a lot in this business.
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'Woman Living In A Shoe'<br>Al Levi

July 1, 2005
Today's sacrifice is paving the way to your future's success.
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Even A Family Member Has To Go<br>Al Levi

June 1, 2005
All you owe him or her is an opportunity, not a guaranteed job for life.
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