Harvey Mackay

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MacKay: Your colleagues will thank you for courtesy at work

Most of us work with relatively sane people who try to behave during the eight hours or so that they're in the office. We attempt to do the right things and avoid offending our co-workers.

Updated: January 29, 2012, - 08:46 PM

Mackay: Success begins with taking responsibility for your actions

We can learn a lot about responsibility from bugs.

Updated: January 22, 2012, - 11:41 PM

Productivity tips from a professional

Did you resolve to get more organized in 2012? How is that working out for you so far?

Updated: January 15, 2012, - 07:05 PM

How companies can create a service culture

No business can stay in business without customers. How customers are treated determines how long the doors stay open. Poor-quality service has probably doomed as many businesses as poor-quality products.

Updated: January 08, 2012, - 06:30 PM

'Weird' is worthy of a spot in your selling strategy

For years I have been promoting the concept that you must "humanize your selling strategy." The short explanation for this plan is that you must match your sales approach to the individual or company who will buy your product. How will it benefit them?

Updated: January 01, 2012, - 10:14 AM

Mackay: Now, for some resolutions you could actually keep

New year, new you? Every year, we fool ourselves into thinking that at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, we will be able to make both large and small changes. And every year, it seems, we realize that it isn't as easy as it sounds.

Updated: December 25, 2011, - 03:43 PM

Make success your most likely outcome

Were you voted "most likely to succeed" back in high school?

Updated: December 18, 2011, - 02:29 PM

Good coaching can help new team hires succeed

Coach Mike Krzyzewski (better known as Coach K) recently became the winningest coach in college basketball Division I history. He almost didn't get the chance.

Updated: December 11, 2011, - 07:03 PM

MacKay: Covey makes case for 'The 3rd Alternative'

We live in a culture where compromise seems impossible. A meeting of the minds may consist of agreeing that the other party is wrong and the situation is hopeless. We sure can't look to our political leaders, the ultimate dealmakers, because the chasms are too great.

Updated: December 04, 2011, - 05:23 PM

MacKay: Ask 'why' and validate the things we're doing

Whether you're managing a team of employees or you're on your own, remember that although what you do and how you do it are important, it's the "why" that provides real motivation to succeed.

Updated: November 27, 2011, - 09:28 PM

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