The Gray Area

with Donna Gray


Is it time to reinvent your company?

A few business friends have told me they are still dealing with the aftermath of the recent Great Recession. Some are redefining their strengths and weaknesses and working on strategic plans for reinventing their companies. Others are looking for ways to partner with other, noncompetitive companies so both can offer products and services that will separate them from their competition.

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Stop procrastinating (but not before you read this blog)

Two local business friends recently came to my store, Total Awards & Promotions, for a tour. I’d invited them previously but the timing was never right. This time, as we walked through our production area, one of them said, “I don’t know why we put this off so long,” and our conversation morphed into a discussion about procrastination — a problem that affects many of us.

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More lessons on powerful networking

Because my last blog brought some interesting feedback, I decided it would be good to follow up with some additional info on powerful networking.

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The 10 secrets of powerful networking

Power networking experts will tell you that networking is the ability to create links from people you know to people they want to know, for a specific purpose, and expecting absolutely nothing in return. In his book, Networking is a Contact Sport, Joe Sweeney tells us, “… When you truly give to others without any expectations or strings attached, you will receive much more than you ever could have expected.”

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10 tips for a better work-life balance

In her book, Never Check E-Mail in the Morning, Julie Morgenstern says, “According to Harvard economist Juliet Schor, the average American works 163 additional hours, or one month a year, more today than in 1969.”

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