Raven Cue


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  Plan B - Snow Maker & Manure Spreaders ~ February 16, 2017

   

Read past blogs:

  Do You Have The Guts To Be Candid? ~ February 09, 2017

  How do you know the Price is Right? ~ February 02, 2017

  Where everybody knows your name ~ January 26, 2017

 Are you the sharpest tack in the pack? ~ January 19, 2017

 Forget them! 92% of resolutions fail. ~ January 12, 2017

 It's all good. ~ January 05, 2017

 Cats That Jump On Hot Stoves... ~ December 29, 2016

 Santa's secrets to success ~ December 22, 2016

 On the edge of tomorrow ~ December 15, 2016

 December is lost only if you want it to be ~ December 8, 2016

 You're not born with integrity   ~ December 1, 2016

 Reflection   ~ November 24, 2016

 Don't try to boil the ocean   ~ November 17, 2016

 What Bugs You?   ~ November 10, 2016

 You’d better not complain if you don’t do this..   ~ November 03, 2016

 Can a Superhero out-class a Princess?   ~ October 27, 2016

 Pay attention to your chickens   ~ October 20, 2016

 Critical lessons from a 10-year old   ~ October 13, 2016

 I can get it done cheaper   ~ October 06, 2016

 Many have tried, but few succeed. Will you?   ~ September 29, 2016

Friday Philosophizing – Part II   ~ September 22, 2016

My 7 Expectations of You   ~ September 15, 2016

Did you kill vermin, flip burgers or supervise children?  ~ September 08, 2016

Get the most out of the time you have left  ~ September 01, 2016

What are your strategic questions?  ~ August 25, 2016

Can you hear me now?  ~ August 18, 2016

How the Olympics make a difference  ~ August 11, 2016

Open mouth, insert foot!  ~ August 04, 2016

Are you industrious?  ~ July 28, 2016

Don't fall into the all work and no play trap!  ~ July 21, 2016

Yikes - Six Months Down! How's it stacking up?  ~ July 14, 2016

That wasn't one of my better ideas  ~ July 07, 2016

Why we celebrate July 4th  ~ June 30, 2016

Life is amazing and no one is happy ~ June 23, 2016

If you could give graduates advice, what would it be? ~ June 16, 2016

So many good ideas - how do you choose the right one? ~ June 9, 2016

Want to Create Hair-On-Fire Situations? ~ June 2, 2016

Do you know the Rules of Life? ~ May 26, 2016

Having a Grease Gun That Doesn't Work is Worse Than..... ~ May 19, 2016

Are you a tortoise or a hare? ~ May 12, 2016

My Mama taught me to always say thank you! ~ May 5, 2016

Don’t believe everything you think ~ April 28, 2016

What Would You Do If This Happened To You? ~ April 21, 2016

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? ~ April 14, 2016

Have you ordered your Tesla? ~ April 7, 2016

It Only Takes One Bad Apple! ~ March 31, 2016

I Think I Need A "Think Week"! ~ March 24, 2016

Can You Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound? ~ March 17, 2016

Could You Be a Helicopter Boss? ~ March 10, 2016

Do You Need A Reverse Mentor? ~ March 3, 2016

Play LEGOs with your employees ~ February 25, 2016

Your Price Is Too HIGH! ~ February 18, 2016

Do you speak in a “Love Language”? ~ February 11, 2016

You can’t buy Loyalty ~ February 4, 2016

Where do you keep the ketchup? ~ January 28, 2016

Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Voluntary ~ January 21, 2016

How do you predict the future?…. ~ January 14, 2016

2016 the year to stop putting off …. ~ January 7, 2016

 

~ 2015 ~

What will make you healthy, wealthy and wise? ~ December 31, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 ~ December 24, 2015

Beam me aboard, Snap On tools! ~ December 17, 2015

The End is at hand! Are you ready? ~ December 10, 2015

How Far Would You Go? ~ December 3, 2015

Be thankful for… ~ November 26, 2015

Do you know if your customer is high touch or high tech? ~ November 19, 2015

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places? ~ November 12, 2015

Free Your Inner Genius ~ November 05, 2015

4 ways to give customers what they want..... ~ October 29, 2015

Leadership Lessons from Everest..... ~ October 22, 2015

You have 77 days left to..... ~ October 15, 2015

“Puppy Wisdom” and Applied Learning? ~ October 8, 2015

What Price Technology? ~ October 1, 2015

Excuse me, did you hear what I just said? ~ September 24, 2015

Thoughts are things ~ September 17, 2015

You should file bankruptcy and get it over with ~ September 10, 2015

The Wolf Who Wins is the Wolf you Feed ~ September 3, 2015

Tomorrow Your Company Will Look Very Different ~ August 27, 2015

What if you only had one year? ~ August 20, 2015

Are Your Conversations Fierce or Fuzzy? ~ August 13, 2015

Have You Ever Thought Things Were Just Too Tough? ~ August 6, 2015

You CAN build A Great Team!  ~ July 30, 2015

Things you should know about your customers  ~ July 23, 2015

"You couldn't have been more wrong!"  ~ July 16, 2015

Have you ever won by not following the rules?  ~ July 09, 2015

Guts, Persistence & Willpower  ~ July 02, 2015

The Opportunity to Leverage Strengths  ~ June 25, 2015

Question the Unquestioned  ~ June 18, 2015

Your Banker Wants One-Your Business Needs One  ~ June 11, 2015

I Hate to Tell you this, but You're Terminal  ~ June 04, 2015

Cyber Security 10 Ways to Protect Yourself  ~ May 28, 2015

Cyber Security Know the Enemy  ~ May 21, 2015

Are You One of "The Brave Ones?"   ~ May 14, 2015

What to do When You're Short on Cash   ~ May 7, 2015

Blue Zones are not about Pills or Politics  ~ April 30th, 2015

Your Best Employees Stolen from Under Your Nose" Review?  ~ April 23th, 2015

Do You Schedule a "Kick In the Seat of Your Pants" Review?~ April 9th, 2015

6 Business Lessons I've Learned from Charlie ~ April 2nd, 2015

Have You Watered Your Customers Lately? ~ March 26th, 2015

Discipline, Accomplishment and Self-Worth ~ March 19th, 2015

Technology is a Relentless Tyrant ~ March 12th, 2015

You Are What You Say You Are ~ March 5th, 2015

Motive, Means & Marketing ~ February 26, 2015

Who Owns Who? ~ February 19, 2015

Performance Appraisals-Stop Dragging Your Feet ~ February 12, 2015

Without Processes What Can You Expect? ~ February 5, 2015  

Don't Get Caught Without An Answer ~ January 29, 2015  

Lost: One man cave and a lifetime of memories and possessions ~ January 22, 2015 

5 Lessons Larry Learned About Growing Too Fast ~ January 15, 2015 

Planned or Prepared ?~ January 8, 2015

5 Powerful Questions ~ January 1, 2015

~ 2014 ~

A few of my favorite things ~ December 25, 2014

Lousy questions give you lousy answers ~ December 18, 2014

Where do you get your power? ~ December 11, 2014

Okay. I get it. I get it. ~ December 4, 2014

I'm Thankful I'm Not Sleeping in a Car ~ November 27, 2014

Ask Your Customers These Questions ~ November 20, 2014

12 Questions to Help You Develop a "Kick-Ass" Strategic Plan ~ November 13, 2014

Please don't make me! ~ November 6, 2014

No Succession Plan? It's a recipe for disaster ~ October 30, 2014

What's on Your "STOP DOING" List? ~ October 23, 2014

It's Bosses Day, Pay it forward ~ October 16, 2014

5 Things To Remember When You're Having a Bad Day ~ October 9, 2014

6 Ways To Have More Fun Running Your Business ~ October 2, 2014

"My Toothbrush is smarter than I am!" ~ September 25, 2014

Do you give your customers Moments of Magic or Moments of Misery? ~ September 18, 2014

Are you tracking these 4 critical sales questions every day? ~ September 11, 2014

The "win-win" internship: How to select & savor interns who will enrich your business while you enrich them. ~ September 4, 2014

New Shoes, New Haircut, New Levels of Success ~ August 28, 2014

Light Bulb Moments - Bring 'em on! ~ August 21, 2014

What Million Dollar Customer Have You Ignored today? ~ August 14, 2014

Gems Overheard on a Shuttle Bus ~ August 7, 2014

Are Your Customers Killing You? ~ July 31, 2014

Who's Your Number 2? ~ July 24, 2014

People Know if You're Watching ~ July 17, 2014

Good Better Best ~ July 10, 2014

Is a Cluttered Desk A Sign of Creativity or..... ? ~ July 3, 2014

No One Is Irreplaceable ~ June 26, 2014

Are you a change wimp or a change wolf? ~ June 19, 2014

Three BIG mistakes and Countless lessons later... ~ June 12, 2014

Don't bring me problems, bring me solutions. ~ June 5, 2014

Your choice. ~ May 29, 2014

Would you rather... ~ May 22, 2014

What does wood have to do with business? ~ May 15, 2014

What's extinct in your company? ~ May 8, 2014

It shouldn't be hard to determine what killed him. ~ May 1, 2014

Noble goals? ~ April 24, 2014

Should you ever fire a customer? ~ April 17, 2014

Heartbroken ~ April 10, 2014

What you hear when you actually listen ~ April 3, 2014

"They beat me up... But I kind of liked it." ~ March 27, 2014

How Far Would Your Employees Go? ~ March 20, 2014

Shrink-wrapped cars & other amusing things ~ March 13, 2014

Better technology isn't the answer ~ March 6, 2014

You just don't know about people ~ February 27, 2014

Sometimes it pays to pester ~ February 20, 2014

Can you also walk on water? ~ February 13, 2014

"Maybe I'll sell T-shirts...." ~ February 6, 2014

Mistakes were made Lessons were learned ~ January 30, 2014

For goodness sake, pay attention! ~ January 23, 2014

The secret to keeping good employees (Hint: It isn't money) ~ January 16, 2014

Graphs & Pie Charts - How do you spell B-O-R-I-N-G? ~ January 9, 2014

Don't make resolutions - Make changes. ~ January 2, 2014

~ 2013 ~

This isn't how I thought I would be spending Christmas Eve. ~ December 26, 2013

Put your credit card away; It won't work on this. ~ December 19, 2013

Want to lose your best people? Here's how. ~ December 12, 2013

Just beat them over the head with a value stick! ~ December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving ~ Which group are you in? ~ November 28, 2013

Men & Their Friends ~ Just, Must, Trust, Rust ~ November 21, 2013

From 10 Hours a Month to 60 Hours a Week Darn it! ~ November 14, 2013

Let your employees make their own rules ~ what the heck?! ~ November 7, 2013

I pick you. I pick you. I pick you. ~ October 31, 2013

Numbers that will blow the top right off your head. ~ October 24, 2013

Help! I’m being held hostage by my bookkeeper! ~ October 18, 2013

If it isn't measured ~ it doesn't matter ~ October 10, 2013

A life without passion is like watching black & white TV. ~ October 3, 2013

"There were only 10 people in church." ~ September 19, 2013

Being the founder doesn't always equal being the president. ~ September 12, 2013

Want to double your profits? Work the levers. ~ August 29, 2013

If you ever meet a "Mike" - hire him! ~ August 22, 2013

How You Interact With Customers Matters ~ August 15, 2013

It's hard to make wood with a dull saw. ~ August 8, 2013

It was a rotten day on the range. ~ August 1, 2013

Don't run your business the way some idiots drive! ~ February 2, 2013

What will it take to make 2013 your best year ever? ~ January 23, 2013

Are You Managing with Tunnel Vision? ~ January 23, 2013

 

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