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DOing vs. BEing: creating rules that put customers first
Monday, 27 Jun, 2016
DOing vs. BEing: creating rules that put customers first

I recently purchased dysfunctional products/services from three vendors who were unwilling to go outside company rules to fix the problems …

Using Follow Up Effectively
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
Using Follow Up Effectively

Do you attempt to follow up with prospective buyers because they haven’t contacted you when you thought they should? Do you know what is stopping them from contacting you?

The Arrogance of Listening
Monday, 16 May, 2016
The Arrogance of Listening

When researching my book on the gap between what’s said and what’s heard (What? Did you really say what I think I heard?) I discovered that most people..

On Becoming 70
Monday, 15 Feb, 2016
On Becoming 70

As a kid I had fantasies of what the rest of my life would be. I was going to be (in no particular order): a New York Times Bestselling author (check); a world change agent (check); a singer

What Should Coaches, Managers, and Consultants Be Listening For?
Monday, 11 Jan, 2016
What Should Coaches, Managers, and Consultants Be Listening For?

A person who facilitates excellence in others facilitates potential change…

Steps in a Buying Decision
Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2015
Steps in a Buying Decision

There seems to be a confusion about the meaning of the terms buying decision journey, buying path, buy-cycle, helping buyers buy, and buying decisions. These terms define a specific set of sequenced actions buyers take to enable internal consensus and change – change management issues, if you will – rather than define steps that address needs or vendor/solution choice which come later and are the focus of sales.
I coined the terms in the 1980s to describe elements of a change management process I developed (Buying Facilitation®) that coaches buyers through their behind-the-scenes change issues they must handle before they can buy – a consulting process to