Business Effectiveness

BE A LEADER – The Steely System

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Business Development, Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness | 0 comments

The word “leadership” is practically an overused cliché these days. Some people believe that America’s politicians are leaders (mostly NOT), and the definition of REAL leadership has grown fuzzy and illusive. From my perspective as an extreme leader, leadership is inspired from the outside the leader, but its energy and capability lie inside the leader. Most of the engagement of leadership involves leading something, someone, or a group of people (tribe). So there must be an object or an organization to lead. Otherwise, the leader is merely going on a walk, alone. Visualize a crusader,...

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The 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions to Optimize Your Business

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, The Steely System | 0 comments

The 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions to Optimize Your Business

Here’s an encore post, which is applicable now as it was when originally posted… It’s time to consider what kind of year you are going to make for yourself and your business. It’s time to RESOLVE. << click here to read the article.

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CONFIDENCE OF STEEL

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, Random, The Steely System | 0 comments

If you want a ‘yes man’ to come in to assess your business, don’t hire Chris Steely. His mantra and methodology is to tell CEOs exactly like it is – good or bad. Check out the California Business Journal article on Chris Steely  

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Maintaining a High Standard

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, The Steely System | 0 comments

I’m beginning to think that having a high standard of performance excellence is actually an affliction in this society. I’m encountering more and more people that lack the basic competence to do the job they’ve been assigned, nor do they have an ethic or desire to perform effectively; apparently they were referred and/or hired by a friend, who chose to overlook their shortcomings, and bring them in to the company so that they could earn a paycheck… It’s showing up on multiple levels; practically in epidemic proportions. What’s up with this...

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4 Big Promotional Tips

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Business Development, Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Random | 0 comments

These days, in order to gain the attention of your ideal prospects, it’s imperative that you INNOVATE the way you promote your value and solution. Here are some tips: 1. Scrap the “Image” and work on an identity. The first step to success is to get away from the idea of creating an image. In fact, the literal definition of image is an imitation or representation of a person or thing. Now that is exactly what you don’t want to be… an imitation. Identity, on the other hand, is the condition of being the same in all qualities. It’s based on truth and honesty. And believe me, it...

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What are You Compromising?

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Business Development, Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, Random, The Steely System | 0 comments

As you build your business, and live your ideal life, one of the things that’s often in front of you is the fact that you can’t do everything all at once. Therefore, the paradigm of compromise looms large, especially when it comes to starting a business, and doing the hard (smart) work that’s necessary to get it where it needs to be. There are always things that can be compromised. Things like free time, spending time with family, getting your way versus allowing your partner to get their way, etc. In business, there are many things to compromise. Things like choosing to take...

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Ramping UP Without Burning OUT

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, The Steely System | 0 comments

Our current condition as a global business society is marked by destructive, as well as positive, outcomes of a rapidly changing, worldwide business and economic climate. No business, division, or employee – whether your organization is five people, a 50-person small business, or a 50,000-employee, multinational corporation, is going untouched. In an age of restructuring, downsizing, reorganizing and a general re-evaluation of purpose, mission, corporate destiny and direction, a concern for employee as well as organizational productivity is at an all-time high, resulting in excessive...

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Military Principles Applied to Business Success

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, The Steely System | 1 comment

As a Marine Corps Logistics Officer, I’ve enjoyed managing the business of the Marine Corps in various capacities since I was commissioned in 1992. When I was 28 years old, I was responsible for literally millions of dollars of equipment and assets. It’s amazing what an experience like that will do for ones capabilities… I’ve held three Marine commands, which is the highest calling of any Marine Corps officer. During command, all of ones facets of leadership are brought to bear and tested. When confronted with adversarial situations – which regularly occur in the military (just...

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