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Moving into Next Year

This year I helped the three clients I work with one-to-one either revamp their existing shop, move into a new shop or both. I love doing that because it’s a great thing to move. It’s also a great thing to...

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7-Powers for a Successful Business | Cabinet Maker Profit System

At its core, every business is the same. Everyone is trying to make a profit, and in order to make a profit, you have to run your business in the right way. Running your business in the right way requires...

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It’s Not All About the Work

Your business is supposed to serve your life, not your life serving your business. It’s easy to forget, but that is probably what you felt your business would be when you first got into business. And I know how easy...

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Police State or Permissive Where Anything Goes?

I was working with a client a number of years ago and he was a fantastic contractor, as were his partners. The majority of my work was with this one partner who was a smart, effective and knowledgeable leader of...

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Office Politics and Gossip

My dad raised my brothers and sisters and me on the phrase, “If you’ve got nothing good to say, say nothing.” Well, in corporate America and elsewhere in our society today where face-to-face and cyberbullying is rampant… that ship has...

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Write Your Game Statements

When I begin work with a new client, I seek to understand their company and how it ticks today. I also need to understand how the owner or owners function today. That’s why I like to get to Leadership Power...

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The 7-Power Contractor Testimonial by Matt Jones

“Loving the book. I had read it before, but reading it again – it’s like a totally different read in a good way.” “As a regular guest on my podcast, The Site Shed, Al is always a wealth of information...

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What Are You So Busy Doing?

“What are you so busy doing?” This is what I ask contractors who reach out to me and even those I work with. It’s not that I don’t know how it feels like there aren’t enough hours in a day...

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Goals, Beliefs and Actions: The Foundation of Leadership

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 with the sole...

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Making It Okay for Your Employees to Ask for Help

Is it okay for your Employees to ask for help at your company? You might say yes. But, I wonder if that’s true. The reason I wonder if that’s true is because at my shop it wasn’t. We had a...

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