Effective Sales: from Fats Waller

When Fats Waller wrote the words, “Find out what they like and how they like it and let them have it just that way,” I’m sure he was composing within the context of the song written for the musical Ain’t Misbehavin.’ What he may not have known, at the time, was he was also creating the pathway[…]

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Inventory Continues to be a Challenge

In any given market, inventories fluctuate based on supply and demand considering area and price range. The National Association of REALTORS considers a balanced market to be a five/six-month supply of homes. If it takes longer than five or six months to sell, it is thought to be a buyer’s market and less than five[…]

Airline Hospitality

Airline Hospitality and my Holiday Celebration YPPE #6

Well, last week I had one of the great experiences of modern day customer service: I flew on an airplane. I won’t mention the specific airline because, well, it could be almost any one of them and I certainly don’t want to play favorites…. or unfavorites. On only wish that during the Holidays I could[…]


My Family Gathering: Airline Hospitality Style

Over the Holidays my sons, step-daughters, grandkids and others came over to hang out and celebrate the season. December was also a time when I was fresh off several flights to and from a variety of destinations. With a head full of recent experiences with the various friendly skies of the airline industry, I was excited to deliver my guests the same[…]

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Consumer Centricity, Customer Service, and 8 Laws. YPPE#3

If you are customer centric, if your company is customer centric it goes far beyond actual customer service. Being truly customer centric reflects your ability to show customer oriented leadership, it shows your ability to understand your customer. You have designed the experience they have for THEM, you empower them, you put them first, you[…]


Are You PRO or RE?

“Don’t think, React!” That was the daily advice of my Junior High School basketball coach, Mr. Korwin. He believed that if we spent too long pondering the next move on the court, we would be prone to mistakes, indecisiveness, and poor judgment. For us, gangly eighth graders, it may well have been excellent advice. Better[…]



With the new year already in full swing, most of you have put together either resolutions, goals, or plans OR some variation of all of those. And while we business planners reinforce important things like our vision statement, set new goals, play with the budget and finances, and carefully design our action plan; we ignore[…]

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Optimism and 2018 YPPE #1

So here we are, saying good-bye to 2017 and look to the coming year with hope and anticipation. Honestly, I can’t help but to think it’s going to be an excellent year. The question, then, becomes: How do I (I meaning you, me, anybody) make it a better year, or at least have it be[…]