Category: Star Principles

Posted by: Bucky Cline, August 7, 2012

Increase the Level Of Business in Your Daily Routine

In our last employee survey we asked for ideas from our employees about how they increase our level of business performance in their daily routines.  We got some great tips! Here they are: Make every call count, make calls presentable and always assume the sale. Be consistent, be at work when scheduled and keep idle/wrap

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, July 2, 2012

Be A Coach, not a Supervisor.

We certainly did not know exactly what to expect with the CMRxchange webinar. Holly Czuba, George Simons and I accepted the offer to present a live session on coaching, communication and collaboration to an online audience of contact center professionals. George had the idea of taking each topic and asking a lead-in question to promote

Posted by: Frank Camp, May 21, 2012

Leadership by Listening; Leadership & Management

When you see someone visiting your site, it is human nature to question their motive: are they a client or prospect? are they an auditor? is something important happening? Our clients use site visits to check up on their programs, but our management team takes advantage of site visits to not only check up on

I check my side mirrors before I back up. Sounds routine. Something you learn in driver’s education. But, one time I didn’t and paid for it. For my first sales job out of school, I had a small, four door, company car that I parked in a tight garage. One morning, I put my bag in the back seat, started the

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, February 17, 2012

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Everybody is connected to the actor, Kevin Bacon. You may be familiar with the “six degrees of separation” theory that says it takes just six personal associations to reach anyone in the United States. For example, I know someone, who knows someone I don’t know, who knows someone else, who knows someone, who knows Kevin

Posted by: Holly Czuba, August 24, 2011

Leadership Rowan ~ Simulated Society ~ Lessons Learned

I’ve had the good fortune to be provided with the opportunity to take part in a year long leadership class.  Leadership Rowan is  designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in the county and to further enhance the abilities of existing leaders.  One day each month from September to May we will meet at

Posted by: Bucky Cline, April 15, 2011

Conviction is Key

One of our chapters in our Presentation Consistency Initiative is Product Conviction.  Here is an article by Zig Ziglar about the importance of Product Conviction. The late Mary Crowley frequently commented that one person with a conviction would do more than a hundred who only had an interest.  Commitment is the key to staying the

Posted by: Frank Camp, February 15, 2011

6 Tips on Leading an Effective & Efficient Conference Call

Let’s face it, conference calls are even more of a necessity in many industries today.  When managed properly, they are an effective means of communication and a valuable business tool because they decrease travel costs and increase the speed of decisions. Below are some of the key tips I have found effective to use when