“Straight Talk” from the Management Guy.

Drawing from his real life experience as a world-class manufacturer, award-winning retailer and business coach, Donald has helped thousands of businesses throughout the world to add more real value to their customers’ livesand more dollars to their bottom line!

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(Time to read this blog article is about 30 seconds) While coaching an American client recently, the boss bragged that their company is ‘lean and mean’. This makes absolutely no sense…and I told him so. Sadly, we have 1,000s of businesses around the world bragging about being ‘lean and mean’. “We’re lean and mean, and […]

(Time to read this blog article is about 20 seconds) The real battle in business today is the battle to attract, retain and engage top performers. BrewDog, a Scotland-based craft beer company, announced that they’re giving their employees around the world one week’s paid leave when they welcome a new puppy into their lives. I […]

(Time to read this blog article is about 40 seconds) Whether you sell a product or a service, one of the most powerful marketing tools you can create is a compelling guarantee.  The right guarantee will do these 5 things for you. It will… Clearly differentiate you from your competitors, Make you memorable…and perhaps ‘famous’, […]

(Time to read this blog article about 30 seconds) Lowes Canada, the giant American-owned home improvement retail bought Rona Canada last year and is now demanding an extra 2% discount from suppliers to help pay for the cost of store upgrades, conversions and staff training.  Lowes Executive VP says he “wants to emphasize a partnership […]

(time to readthis blog article about 60 seconds) How will your business give back to your community, to humanity and to the local and global environment in 2017? It’s called doing well by doing good. What’s your plan? Giving back is good business and great for employee engagement. Employees want to feel that they’re part […]

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