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Ask Alan blog series
“ASK ALAN” is a nationally syndicated semi-monthly column with ideas and advice for decision-makers of businesses. The column reaches more than seven+ million business leaders. I hope this article resonates with you! Regards, Alan
ASK ALAN: Severing Ties With a Customer Relationships must work both ways Back in the day, I could never imagine the notion of severing my relationship with a customer. Starting, growing, and managing three businesses over the years, has taught … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: Are You Ready For These Metatrends, Part, 2 11-20
In my previous column “Are you ready, Metatrends Part 1, 1-10, I wrote about the first ten of twenty megatrends that are going to have a profound impact on business and society. Following are metatrends 11-20. I hope this article resonates … Continue reading
ASK ALAN — Are You Ready? — MetaTrends Revisited
Prior to the pandemic, it was anticipated that these twenty Metatrends would evolve over ten years. However, they are racing toward fruition at a pace faster than anyone could have imagined. This, due to the demands dictated by the pandemic. … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: How To STOP Workplace Violence?
Workplace violence is rising at an alarming rate. Although many leaders and staff are concerned, most don’t know how or where to begin to solve this horrific problem. The following is my interview with a renowned expert. I hope this … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: Strong Employees Have These 7 Attributes
As a business owner, I want strong employees working for my company. It is consistently less work, less emotional, saves enormous amounts of time, money, resources, and relationships. Try looking for these, when recruiting, to maximize your business. Strong employees:
ASK ALAN: Why Change & How To Do It As Businesses Re-emerge from the Pandemic
Due to the pandemic, some businesses closed while others were forced to scale back. But thanks to vaccines and American’s resolve to get them, businesses will re-emerge over the next several months. Although not without change. So why change and how to do it?
ASK ALAN: How To Humanize the Digital Experience
Since co-founding enablex in the mid-1980s, I have been recognized as a pioneer in the digital experience industry. As such, I have kept a sharp eye on both the technical and human factor sides of these experiences. One side has … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: What 2020 taught us about business that can help in 2021
What 2020 Taught Us About Managing Our Businesses I’ll bet you are more than ready to get past last year and move into the new one!
ASK ALAN — Never Forget Your Friends – A New Year’s Resolution
These COVID-driven times & your business Many strong, lasting friendships are cultivated through business relationships.
ASK ALAN: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
“ASK ALAN” is a Nationally Syndicated Business Advice & Idea column reaching 7+ million business leaders semi-monthly. I hope this resonates with you.
ASK ALAN: Your Brand–In This Time
“ASK ALAN” is a nationally syndicated business advice and idea column reaching 7 Million+ business leaders semi-monthly. I hope this article resonates with you and provides you with some ideas to use in your organization.
ASK ALAN: Ensure Success After COVID … Change Your Culture!
ASK ALAN is a business advice & idea column reaching 7+ million business leaders semi-monthly You can have a great business idea, strategy, and crafty tactics to stimulate growth. However, if you don’t change your culture, they won’t work. Here’s … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: Changing Your Business Now & Post-COVID19 (From 30,000 Ft.)
ASK ALAN is a business idea & advice column, now reaching more than 7+ million business leaders semi-monthly There are many things that business leaders must change to thrive now and post the influence of covid19. Here are a few … Continue reading
ASK ALAN: Are You the Enemy of Your Own Business’ Success?
While there may be many enemies of success, here are a few that entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations often suffer from at various points in their careers
ASK ALAN: How to save your favorite service organization? Part 2 of 2
ASK ALAN is a business advice & idea column, reaching more than 7 million business leaders semi-monthly This article features ideas to attract new members…
ASK ALAN: Why your favorite service organization is going out of business? Part 1
What service organizations do you belong to? Are you concerned about their viability? You should be!
ASK ALAN: Sharing the Secret Sauce
ASK ALAN: Sharing the Secret Sauce Used by the Best Managed Organizations in the World The “secret sauces,” used by the best-managed organizations in the world are SOPs, (Standard Operating Procedures). When carefully crafted and introduced properly, their value is … Continue reading
ASK ALAN How Micromanaging Hurts the Value of YOUR Business
There are a lot of things going on today, outside our control, that are negatively impacting businesses. One component creating workplace tension, that can be controlled, is micromanaging.
ASK ALAN: Is Tension In The Workplace Hurting Business?
As the leader of your business, are you feeling tension? Is there tension among your employees? Believe me, plenty of tension can be found in the workplace today given our current COVID-19 environment.