by Wayne Ottum “The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true than ever. Brands, and their advertising partners, must wake up to this challenge and define themselves with clarity, consistency and authenticity. Otherwise they just might find themselves shouting in a ghost town.” Simon Mainwaring If Simon […]
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by Wayne Ottum “In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.” Harold S. Geneen What is the performance “reality” in your business? Do you know for certain that each team and individual is performing to the best of their abilities? Do you have the tools in place […]
by Wayne Ottum “At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them.” Friedrich Nietzsche How do you simultaneously solve your weaknesses through a focus on your strengths? It starts by understanding the three types of weaknesses. Three Types of Weaknesses Weaknesses can be broken […]
by Wayne Ottum “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.“- Chinese Proverb “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln The holidays were fun (or stressful, depending on your point of view) but it’s a New Year and time to get back to business. So, […]
9 Essential Keys to Planning for Success in Your Business By Wayne H. Ottum “That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure.” Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern business planning If business planning is as valuable as we are […]
By Wayne H. Ottum “Select a person, set expectations, motivate the person and develop the person… If a company’s managers are unable to play this role well, then no matter how sophisticated its systems or how inspirational its leaders, the company will slowly start to disintegrate.” Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman in ”First, Break All […]
by Wayne Ottum “You manage things; you lead people.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s […]
Listen to the interview on Voice America Empowerment Radio, recorded on October 17th, 2014, with the founder of Ottum Enterprises, Wayne Ottum where he discussed the principles behind his book Live from Strength with hosts K D Marlee on their show “B-MyTe: Balancing Your Money and Your Time.” Click here or on the image to your right to listen to […]
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