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Are We So Comfortable That Innovation in Business Development is “Off The Table”?

By Sid Chadwick – 04/18/19 Published in American Printer “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that….but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great” ……………………………..Mark Twain INTRODUCTION: We see several repeating patterns in our great industry.  A few…. forward-thinking owners….are doing all they can to…

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What If All Those Reports and Headlines…..Are Wrong………..?

By Sid Chadwick – 04/11/19 Published in American Printer “Sid……There’s nothing Biblical about Retirement…”…..Walter Payne, Son of a Baptist Minister, CEO and President, ImageMark, Gastonia, NC INTRODUCTION: We hear, with an uneasy frequency, about the demise of our great industry — the industry that gave birth to the Reformation, and much of Civilization…as we know it….

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What Does Your Priority List Look Like…? You Do Have A Daily Priority List…Yes….?

by Sid Chadwick – 04/05/19 Published in American Printer “I’m sorry. A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. I have a life. And you are a full grown adult….”…….Anonymous INTRODUCTION: Is anyone….. receiving too many “attaboys”….? How many “thank you notes” …..have you written this week? This month..? …

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Lack of Internal Communications….Fuels Apathy…and Poor Performance

By Sid Chadwick – 03/29/19 Published in American Printer “If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there…..”…Yogi Berra INTRODUCTION: The owner’s son asked me what I thought of his Company starting an Internal Newsletter. My response: “Do it…but only if you make content worthwhile to read, and you produce it on…

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Company Performance…and Growth…Fueled by Improved Internal Communications, Recruitment, Performance Reviews…and…Development of a Team’s Strategy — Obsessively — On Customers

By Sid Chadwick – 03/22/19 Published in American Printer “We could use another 18 employees… right now….and our HR Department doesn’t know what to do…or where to begin”……………COO, Multi-Plant Operation INTRODUCTION: Our Plant Managers’ Peer Group Meeting involved attendees from a range of organizations — two with well over two hundred employees…..to less than 20. Yet,…

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It’s Not Too Late

By: Sid Chadwick – 03/14/19 Published in American Printer “We don’t give huge sums of our money to Non-profits with great Missions….. We give huge sums of our money to Nonprofits — with Great Leadership.”… from Scott Rempe,  Sr. V.P. of Sales & Marketing, Excalibur Direct Marketing, During A Conversation With A Great Donor INTRODUCTION: Last…

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Is It Too Late…..?

By Sid Chadwick – 03/08/19 Published in American Printer “We don’t give huge sums of our money to Non-profits with great Missions….. We give huge sums of our money to Nonprofits — with Great Leadership.”………..Anonymous INTRODUCTION: Our Business Development Directors were assembled, and the Chairman of one of our great industry’s associations asked, words to the…

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Collaborative Feedback…and…Performance Improvement

By Sid Chadwick – 02/28/19 Published in American Printer “Excellence is…not the opposite of failure….Study disease and you will learn a lot about disease…and precious little about health. Eradicating depression will get you no closer to joy. Divorce is mute on the topic of happy marriage….If you study failure, you’ll learn a lot about failure but…

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New Additional Business at Current Customers — Too Often Goes Begging

By Sid Chadwick – 02/21/19 Published in American Printer “I’m not happy….they told me everything was ‘just fine’….but that’s not what their Surveys say…I need to go to work….”…Top Performing Account Executive INTRODUCTION: “Personality Profiles”… tell us that approximately 50% of our population does not like to deal with negative information, or confrontation. (Don’t ever believe…

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New, Useful Perspectives…..If We’re Paying Attention

By Sid Chadwick – 02/15/19 Published in American Printer “A ship in harbor is safe…but that is not what ships are built for…”…..John A Shedd INTRODUCTION: Success in our great industry….has many designs and looks…if…we’re paying attention. Recently, in our Wide-Format Peer Group, we were fortunate to be introduced to a company, an owner, and a…

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