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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Proud

September 9, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

Peter Drucker, the famous business guru, has written over 10,000 pages on the subject of Management; that equates to 39 books translated in 36 languages. He is best described as the FOUNDER of Modern Management. In his book, The Practice of Management, he stated, “there is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer. The customer is the foundation of a business and keeps it in existence; he alone (the customer) gives employment.”



A Better Version of You

August 25, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

Would you believe that there is an organization in America today that lists 90 traits, characteristics, and soft-skills they want their employees to have? Well, there is. My first thought when I saw the list was … these folks are nuts! But, after reviewing the list, I changed my mind. All of them are doable and warrant our attention. Success is all about constantly becoming a better version of ourselves. But, what do we have to go by? How do we grade ourselves?



Silence is a Powerful Statement

August 18, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

“A wise man once said nothing.” What a great quote we should all make note of. Silence is a powerful statement, a smart tactic, and many times, a wise choice. Meaningless silence is always better than speaking meaningless words. Maybe we should give some serious thought to the fact that we have a mouth that we can close and ears that we can’t close.



D.O.M.I.N.A.T.E

August 11, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

No one is going to hand you success, you must seize it yourself. The great Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, is famous for saying, “If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete." Find a way to dominate a space and be original. Have the attitude that you want to CRUSH your competition. How? A simple first step to domination is to do what others in your industry aren’t doing.



Why Most Salespeople Fail

August 5, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

I am preparing to present a program to the Florida Realtors Association. While doing research on their industry, I ran across two very disturbing statistics: 75% of Realtors fail in their first year and a total of 87% fail in their first 5 years. Wow! That is just shocking. SO, I continued on in my research to find out why do only 13% survive?



Do You APPEAR to be Smart or Stupid?

July 29, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

I think it is safe to say that none of us want to appear to be stupid. BUT, there are things we do that have a tendency to make us appear less intelligent. The last thing you want is for people to think … you’re silly, trivial, unintelligent, or worse yet, mindless. So, if you want to APPEAR SMART, may I strongly suggest you don’t do any of the following.



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