I've Seen the Future...

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I have been traveling non-stop for the past few months as opportunities were awarded to me that I just couldn't turn down.  And you know how much I love to travel!!  These incredible trips have all been true learning experiences.  One of…

The Kid Who Taught Me Something!

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I have been off the grid for a little while now doing research for a new book I'm working on.  It had required me to take a step back from a lot of outside influence and really spend a good bit of time in deep thought and reflection.  It has…

Who said? It’s Time to Enjoy Life. It’s Time to Play.

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My daughter, Jacquelyn, amazes me sometimes.  She’s 19 years old and I believe that she is very worldly and insightful.  She’s got a lot of common sense and insight.  Pretty much, I think she’s taken after her father in this area! (LOL). …

Time for Maintenance?

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  I woke up thinking about my daughter’s boyfriend and his car.  There seem to be a bunch of things wrong with it, all at the same time, which we expect will cost a lot of money to fix.  Last night he was sitting at our kitchen table,…

What's Wrong with the Campaign to Ban the Word "Bossy"?

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What do Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), Condoleezza Rice, The Girl Scouts of America, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, Jane Lynch, and Beyoncé have in common? Answer: They are all sending the wrong message to young girls if they want…

How to connect with the person you are talking to? Silence

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Our last comments were focused on communicating by phone. Your business success is influenced by your phone success. For those that think I am just talking about cold calling you are wrong. When on stage people can see you as you are, but when…

Customer service is something we do every day of our lives – at work and AT HOME.

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  Every one of us works in customer service, no matter what our job.  And, customer service is not only something we do as part of a work situation, but customer service is also something we do as part of our friendships and family relationships. As…

Good Leaders Do Both

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If you’re a leader, your behavior has the biggest impact on the results your organization produces - good or bad. A leader’s personal preferences get automatically translated into “the way we do things around here,” which is how I define…

Thanks to You, Korte Travel Named 2014 Best of Long Island Travel Agency

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Wow!  The new year is starting off great! Chris and I just found out that Korte Travel has been named “2014 Best of Long Island Travel Agency” in the ninth-annual Bethpage Best of LI poll conducted by the Long Island Press … and we…

You’re lucky because…

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Let me tell you a story.  My son Gregory is 22 years old.  He lives in Queens, New York in an apartment he shares with friends so he can afford the rent.  He is attending a City of New York college and is in his 5th year of his four year…