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Nielsen-Kellerman is an award-winning U.S. manufacturer of high-performance electronics, employing almost 100 people in the Greater Philadelphia area. Founded in 1978 by Richard Kellerman and Paul Nielsen to address the needs of the competitive rowing market, the company has since expanded its sports instrumentation and added Kestrel Weather Instruments serving many markets including agriculture, firefighting,…

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3 Key Strategies to Reduce Distractions, Focus your Energy and Get Things Done

I’m surrounded by people who struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The men in my life – my husband of almost 26 years and my two grown sons, ages 23 and 20 – all have ADD to varying degrees. Each in his own way has had to work hard to prioritize, stay focused and not…

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‘Are you a Lead Generator?’ Quiz

As you gear up for annual planning, don’t forget the prework. Reach out and gather feedback from your customers on your performance, check in with your strategic alliance partners to gather their perspective on the upcoming year and consider re-visiting your approaches to Marketing and Sales. To help prime the pump on the last item, take our…

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5 Tips for Engaging and Retaining your Top Talent

You’ve just spent valuable time, energy and money over the last 90 days looking for the RIGHT Talent to fill a critical seat in your company – AND you’ve found an amazing A Player who fits the bill perfectly for what you need to grow the company.

But now that you’ve made a great hire, how do you keep them?  (HINT: It’s not about the money.)

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Five “Must Reads” for 2015

My mother was a librarian.

That’s the “excuse” that I often give when my clients and other people in my circle accuse me of overloading them in the book recommendation department.

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What’s your biggest Lesson?

A question that I’m fond of asking my clients as well as people I meet as the year ends is, “What was your biggest learning in the last 12 months…and what will you do the same or change going forward as a result?” The answers always are intriguing and more often than not I get,…

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What’s your Forecast for 2014?

As 2014 approaches, I thought I’d share the following “forecast” about what the upcoming year could hold.

Dear Small and Mid-Market Executive –

The past few years have held their own share of challenges for companies of all sizes, but for you in the small and mid-market space they’ve been particularly stressful.

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A Summer “Sizzle” Offer…good til Labor Day!

Our 1-day public workshop format is a great way –  at a very reasonable price point – for a leadership team to gain exposure to the 4 Decisions Model, the Rockefeller Habits, and the 1-Page Strategic Plan and set yourself up for success in 2013!

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In case you missed Dave Power…

Here’s your chance for a “mulligan”… For those of you who missed our Sixth Growth Strategies Breakfast last Friday, I wanted to share Dave Power’s recent blog on“Four Keys to Innovation and Growth”. Not quite as good as seeing him “live” but a good summary of the concepts he shared with us AND…with the added bonus of links to some very…

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Some “pushups” for you (and your business)…

Most of us know that we need to adopt healthy habits like regular exercise and eating right to keep our bodies in shape – although most of us also struggle to do so at times… But what are the “healthy habits” for maintaining and growing a healthy business year after year? The economy may be…

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What’s your Focus? Pick your Poison…

Most of my clients…and many of my business colleagues, believe that my “secret” profession is bookseller. I’m always recommending a book (or usually a chapter or two of a book) or sending them a Harvard Business Review article or citing the line from a recent Fortune business column I’ve read because of an issue or problem that they’re having…

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What did you learn in 2011…?

A question that I’m fond of asking my clients as well as people I meet as the year ends is, “What was your biggest learning in the last 12 months…and what will you do the same or differently going forward as a result?” The answers always are intriguing and more often than not I get,…

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A Holiday Story of an Entrepreneur…and 3 “Lessons Learned”

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Dave Kurlan.  For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Dave is the CEO of Kurlan Associates and the Founder of the Objective Management Group. OMG is the original sales assessment company – the one, as Dave is fond of saying, that everyone else tries to copy.  The…

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Two exciting “launches” to announce…and a REMINDER…

Along with our upcoming Rockefeller Habits workshop on December 8th – for more information or to sign up click here – and our first ROARingvideo workshop on November 2nd… I’m pleased to announce the launch of Ballantree Consulting’s new website… www.BallantreeConsulting.com and our new Habits video! Would love to hear your reviews and comments! (And vote for your favorite character on the video…

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How committed are you to achieving your business dream?

How committed are you to achieving your business dream? March 15th, 2011   LCR Electronics specializes in the design, development and manufacture of custom and standard electronic components (EMI Filters, Backplanes & Chassis and Electronic Products) for a number of industries including appliance, aerospace, military, medical, commercial and telecommunications.  Over the past 25 years it has…

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