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Great article!  I love the thoughts on failures.  Too often in our society we are not allowed to fail, but it is in our failures that we learn the most and grow the most.  Thanks for article.

10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229518

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Great points!  I especially like your point about Urgency & the fast eating the slow these days!  

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228748

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I have found this to be true as well.  Often, when calling prospects for my clients, if they give the 'not interested' answer, I simply and nicely say: 'May I ask WHY not?'.  It is amazing, because so many times, I turn those calls into at least a call back, if not an appointment.  For instance, if I am calling for one of my insurance clients, when I ask the 'why' question, it is usually because it is not near to a renewal date.  So, I simply offer to call back closer to the renewal (also obtaining when that would be), and they almost always give me permission to call back! 

Thanks for the read - it confirms what we both have been doing for years!  Hope it will also help others.

~Tammy

www.tammysoffices.com

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227697

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@EntCommunity @tammysoffices Thanks - nice to know the comments, are read.  Thanks, again.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227012

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@Peter Maclean - not in the manner you are speaking.  I do, however, also like Darren's reply to this.  Just simply, there are comparison's in parenting to leadership.  If you are a parent, you are a leader to your children.  The point being, we should all have some of these qualities and we should be 'real' and treat others well; then maybe people will follow your leadership.  It does not imply that you treat employees like children (of course, as Darren says, how do you treat your children -maybe some insight in that alone).

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227012

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I found it interesting that many of the keys to good leadership, fall in line with what it takes to be a good parent.  All of these characteristics are important to parenting, as well as, important to instill in our children, in my opinion.  I also agree many of the other comments.  I've often heard it said that 'To be a good leader, be a good follower first', then you know how it feels to be in the other person's shoes. Respecting other's opinions and listening to real concerns and questions -not barking out orders and expecting people to follow, b/c they may for a day, month or so, but eventually they will leave, as they will not respect you, nor feel that you understand their position.  Thanks for the article and for making us think about these things.

1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227012

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Excellent article, Nadia.  Thank you, especially because we entrepreneurs need reminding of the fundamentals and be brought back, so we are not just 'running after everything that comes our way' -I like that it is ok to say 'no' to projects!  I need reminding of this, at times. I will keep this article to refer back to from time to time.  Thanks, again!

1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227014

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