The Gray Area

with Donna Gray


One question businesses should be able to answer

Some things never change. The question, “Are we there yet?” has been asked, throughout the years, by impatient “passengers” who are looking forward to excitement, thrills, and the discovery of what’s to come. June marks the halfway point in the calendar year, so this is a good time to begin looking to see if “we’re there yet,” and to begin thinking about, and planning for, the kinds of excitement, thrills, discovery — and work — that will come with the second half of the year.

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Manners count!

I’m a people watcher — an observer. No matter where I go, I’m learning something. I consider it “continuing education” to observe how others treat their customers/clients and vendors, no matter the field or industry.

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Time again for the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year awards

The annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Awards dinner is coming on Thursday, May 14th. This is one of my favorite yearly events because I always learn from the great stories each family business has to share.

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6 tips to help you achieve total focus at work

With information overload and instant gratification being so prevalent these days, it’s easy to see why many of us have become addicted to multitasking. Like many people I know, I like to multitask on occasion. So far, multitasking hasn’t caused me any serious problems, but I know some folks who have messed up big-time by trying to do too much all at once.

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How to find and hire great employees

We were in hiring mode last month, and I wanted to make sure we found the right person for the job, so when I attended a recent luncheon I asked some business friends where and how they found their most impressive team members.

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