2009 SUCCESS Achiever of the Year Nominees

By Jennifer Reed / December 3, 2009 /

In a year that was anything but memorable, SUCCESS has identified five people who achieved greatness. Nominated for the SUCCESS 2009 Achiever of the Year, these five have provided examples that have inspired us and challenged us to up our own game. Tony Hsieh Log on to the Zappos Web site, and you’ll find CEO…

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It’s a Family Business

By Sally Deneen / November 4, 2009 /

Great family businesses share certain traits: loyalty among the team, vigilance and comp

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John C. Maxwell: 4 Steps to Handling Criticism

By Michael Garrett / August 19, 2009 /

I grew up in a wonderful, loving, positive family. I don’t ever recall my parents criticizing anyone—it just wasn’t allowed. So you can imagine the transition I had to make when I got out on my own and began to receive the stinging criticisms of those I was leading. In fact, one of the most…

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1-on-1: How to Inspire Creativity in Your Team

By SUCCESS Staff / August 10, 2009 /

The Experts Up Close:
Michael J. Gelb
is a creative-thinking expert and leads seminars

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Entrepreneurs are in the Driver’s Seat

By Amy Anderson / June 11, 2009 /

OK, first let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room: the recession. We’re in one. It’s frustrating and sometimes scary. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the real issue: you. You are where you are today because of your choices. Sure, recessions, layoffs and stock tumbles have happened before and…

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Business Plan Basics

By SUCCESS Staff / June 2, 2009 /

A business plan is your road map to success—not just a tool used to attract funding. Taking the time to research your intended market, set goals and outline how you plan to reach those goals will help you base decisions on solid facts instead of your gut. If you are writing a plan for the…

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Everyone Sells

By Michael Garrett / May 12, 2009 /

I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales. At Ziglar Inc., we fully understand that anyone on our staff can make a sale and anyone on our…

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2008 SUCCESS Achiever of the Year: T. Boone Pickens

By Mary Vinnedge / May 6, 2009 /

In a half-century of business, T. Boone Pickens has gone full steam ahead in seeing and seizing opportunities, working hard, thinking innovatively and taking calculated risks. His fortunes have been down at times, and his key to bouncing back has involved building on what he learns from every experience. The Texas billionaire could choose to…

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Success Stories – Brian Scudamore

By Trent Shelton / May 5, 2009 /

When Brian Scudamore was a kid, he didn’t have bookshelves piled high with stuff or toys scattered around his room—and his 4-year-old daughter sure won’t either. “In our house, we don’t have anything in our home that we don’t either use or love,” Scudamore says. “I don’t like junk.” But when Scudamore is at work,…

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A Life of Leadership and Inspiration

By Todd Eliason / March 3, 2009 /

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT EVERYTHING RISES AND FALLS ON LEADERSHIP. In the history of mankind, there has never been a period in any generation when we didn't need good leaders. No one knows this better than John C. Maxwell, recognized around the world as an authority on leadership. His résumé includes more than 50…

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