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2008Dec19
Renie Cavallari

Does Good Customer Service and Happy Go Together?

Preface: I had an interesting week last week when I was traveling to the National Speakers Annual Conference in NYC. I love New York. It makes me feel like a grown up. And more importantly, it was a trip full of awakenings. It was truly an extraordinary experience largely because of Happy People […]
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2008Dec18
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In Sales Force Training, Is Sales Everyone's Job?

I had an interesting experience recently. During a visit to a hotel team/community, I was asked to sit in on a staff meeting. At the end I inquired, how was each person driving the top line? Though the Director of Sales had some good things to share, the rest of the community had that funny look in […]
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2008Dec16
Renie Cavallari

Do Fantastic Opportunities Exists for Spas in A Recession?

I just returned from doing marketing consulting services and speaking at SPATEC North America, where 300 dynamic business people explored how to expand their revenue and enhance the spa experience. The spa industry clearly understands women and, more importantly, what women want.
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2008Dec14
Renie Cavallari

How to Gain Momentum to Improve Leadership Style

Recently, I went on a water park adventure with my daughter. Throughout the day we enjoyed the lazy river, the beach and the wave pool, and eventually she talked me into the massive waterslide. As we walked the 700-plus steps to what seemed like insanity, I wondered how it was that I was so afraid […]
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2008Dec14
Renie Cavallari

You Can Better Lead People If You Know What Motivates Them

The other day I had one of those "oh yeah, that's important" moments. I watched my daughter confidently share the way things are done (the rules) in second grade with pride and enthusiasm. What really happened was that I was reminded of the power of great leadership regardless of the work or […]
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2008Dec08
Renie Cavallari

$6 Billion Getaway Market Waiting for You, Girlfriend

Aspire and AAA Worldwide Travel performed research on the girlfriend getaway market and uncovered that this once emerging trend has developed into a $6-billion dollar segment.
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2008Dec07
Renie Cavallari

What is a Productivity Index and How Does It Relate to Positivity

Is There a Productivity Index and How Does It Relate to Positivity Anyone who knows me knows that I am a high energy, high positivity kind of person. You got it "one of those kinds of people." And over the years, many have tried hard to stomp that high positivity with their “why it can’t be done […]
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2008Dec06
Renie Cavallari

Working Women Statistics and What Women Want, Surprises?

Welcome to the "What Woman Want" series for addressing that age-old issue. Let's first focus on the facts about working women statistics, women shopping and what women buy.
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2008Dec06
Renie Cavallari

Focus on Relationships

Trust and communication go together, explains Peter Vajda. Destroy trust and communication will cease. No one wants to give 100% to someone they can't trust. Only when you show up in integrity, behave ethically and allow your vulnerability will those around you see you as trustworthy enough to […]
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2008Dec06
Renie Cavallari

Two Common Leadership Myths That Can Block Progress

Sometimes you have to go against your instincts to pursue actions or behaviors that don’t feel “normal.” Yet doing so can lead to expedited results, improved outcomes, and more cost-effective solutions, says Nina Simosko.
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2008Dec06
Renie Cavallari

Making Your Mark

What kind of mark are you leaving behind you as you push ahead? If you’re acting like a typical macho manager, intent on short-term profits and quick returns for shareholders, you’ll likely be thrusting your way through your environment using a combination of high velocity, fierce determination and […]
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2008Dec06
Renie Cavallari

Been There, Done That! What Can I Tell You To Help?

John Fletcher reflects on the value of the lived experience and the wisdom that should come with age; and notes that it was the failure of so-called senior managers in banks and similar institutions to show either of these that is the root cause of our current mess.
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