Harvey Mackay

Columnist | Outswimming the Sharks

Recent content from Harvey Mackay

Spotting those hidden talents in your workforce

Do you have someone on your payroll with untapped skills? Most companies do but don't even know it.

Updated: March 11, 2012, - 03:44 PM

Let Bruce Halle's example help steer you to success

To say Bruce Halle is driven is putting it mildly. The Discount Tire Co. founder's life story is the subject of a new book, "Six Tires, No Plan," which will inspire every person who reads it.

Updated: March 04, 2012, - 08:15 PM

Teamwork often can get you where you want to go

For anyone to truly achieve business success, it's essential to know how to communicate, cooperate and celebrate. It takes teamwork, collaboration and the minds of many to nurture an idea from concept to creation.

Updated: February 26, 2012, - 03:46 PM

Orman's prepaid debit card tackles a sticky problem with fresh thinking

Mark Twain was one of the keenest minds ever to put pen to paper. He was also an utter bust at managing his money. Twain poured a fortune into technological innovations that didn't work. His publishing house went broke printing books the public didn't buy.

Updated: February 19, 2012, - 05:25 PM

MacKay: To succeed, identify the problem and then solve it

Let me repeat a basic principle in the sales and marketing world: People don't usually buy products and services. They buy solutions to problems.

Updated: February 12, 2012, - 06:26 PM

MacKay: Approach deadlines with a professional attitude

It's the Monday morning staff meeting and the week's urgent projects are on the agenda. Plenty of assignments for everyone: some that involve a few quick phone calls, and others that will require overtime. How do you make sure each person meets his or her deadlines?

Updated: February 05, 2012, - 06:16 PM

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

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