The Steely System

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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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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STRATEGY vs TACTICS in Business

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

Throughout my 25 years of professional business leadership, I’m always surprised over how many business owners and leaders choose to remain reactive and tactical – versus strategically proactive – regarding their business activities, in essence sabotaging their ultimate success and potential. The following is my summarized effort of the key imperatives of focus, upon which truly committed business leaders must focus, lest they become afflicted by “tactic-itis,” which often deludes people into THINKING they’re being productive – which is a symptom of being simply BUSY – versus...

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Business Success Only Takes 90 Minutes

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Business Development, Business Effectiveness, Current News Blog, Personal Effectiveness, The Steely System | 0 comments

Conditioning is the key to success in athletic performance, professional excellence, and business success. The best and most successful achievers in business are the ones that have CONDITIONED themselves to be successful; it didn’t just fall into their lap… Here’s how all successful people do it: Since the human brain can only accept so much data at one time, it’s important to FOCUS on the key data points and aspects of success that will make the difference for you and your business. The first thing that must happen is a diagnosis of your condition as a leader; the good, the bad, and...

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