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Strengthen YOUR Organization’s Brand in YOUR Community

By Dan Coughlin A strong brand attracts customers to you and makes the sales process much easier. A strong brand is a crucially important factor in generating sustainable, profitable growth. No organization owns its brand. The brand exists outside of the organization and inside the minds of customers and potential customers. The best you can […]

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Think Time Produces Major Results for Business Leaders.

How often do you take time to step back from the day-to-day operations of your business to reflect on how best to grow and serve your customers.  Recently, I read  a Harvard Business Review article about the importance and power of mindful thinking. The authors recommended 10 minutes a day of mindful thinking. That sounds […]

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In Defense of Business People

By Dan Coughlin Recently I heard a speaker talking about the rights of homeless people. I was so impressed by his message and his example. It was a powerful speech including many good points. He said it was wrong to criticize homeless people in a degrading way, and that it was wrong to make generalizations […]

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What’s your critical one-hour activity that you need to do every working day?

By Dan Coughlin The problem with business is busyness. We all face the challenge of keeping our work days from being eaten up with being busy. The angry customer calls, our boss wants something NOW, the computer breaks down, the package that was supposed to be delivered overnight somehow didn’t make it, and on and […]

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We Need a New Wave of Heroes

By Dan Coughlin To me, a hero is a person whose decisions and behaviors are worth emulating. A hero is someone to aspire to be like and to even go beyond. Heroes, exemplars, and positive role models are important in organizations and in society. They raise the bar for others to try to reach and […]

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Executive Coaching Advice: Understand How People Make Decisions

By Dan Coughlin In 1995 I first learned the DISC Method, and I found it to be intriguing. It was about how different people have different needs that have to be met before they make a decision. Over the past almost quarter-century I’ve seen many, many different ways of explaining this topic including using the […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Dan Coughlin

This week’s One Percent Edge Podcast features Dan Coughlin. Dan is president of The Coughlin Company, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on improving executive effectiveness and significance. He serves as a thinking partner for executives and business owners toward improving their most important desired business outcomes. He does this through executive coaching for individuals […]

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To Spend and Be Spent for the Good of Mankind

By Dan Coughlin About three to four times every year I think it’s important that we step back from the doing of our work and think in a more aspirational and noble way. Otherwise we can fall into the trap of feeling like a beaver building a dam all day long, or a rat scurrying […]

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The Downside of Imagination

By Dan Coughlin An imagination is an incredibly powerful tool. It’s through your imagination that you can see a future that does not currently exist. With that picture in your mind you can start to take steps toward making it a reality. This is how all meaningful progress happens. First in the mind, and then […]

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Lessons from my dads

By Dan Coughlin Dads have been on my mind lately. My father, Eugene Coughlin, passed away on March 18, 2009. I called him Dad. My father-in-law, Arnold Bizer, passed away on March 28, 2017. I called him Pa. For the first time, I do not have a father figure in my life. However, those two […]

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