Month: December 2014

Happy New Year – Minimize the bad mischief and celebrate the good

Thank you to our loyal readers from the United States, China, Israel, France, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, Belgium, India, United Kingdom and Indonesia.  We so appreciate you. Have a very happy and prosperous New Year.  Minimize the bad mischief and celebrate the good! Partners in Mischief, Chicke Fitzgerald, from Tampa, FL MK Marsden, […]

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Deadly Mischief – Fighting Business Blazes

When a fire is raging, you have no choice but to work toward extinguishing the offending blaze.   But what if the smoldering coals finally go out and you suddenly see clearly and in front of you is someone laying kindling in a pile.  And to his or her right, there is someone with a container […]

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Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs- The Women of Christmas

Liz Curtis Higgs- The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary and Anna This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Liz Curtis Higgs. The original live interview was 12/19/14. Liz is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million […]

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Modeling Mischief – How well do you know your business?

As an investor and strategic advisor, as well as an entrepreneur, one of the things that I have to do as a part of my role is financial modeling [or at the very minimum, reviewing the modeling that the business owners have done]. In my previous role as strategic consultant, one of the first things […]

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Marketing MIschief – Missing the person in the target

Greetings from down under and welcome to MK’s Monday morning marketing mischief.   Last week we talked about the need to focus on a key target market that you and your company can delight…. great, so now you might ask — how do we do that? Target markets are made up of people.    Your […]

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Mindy Hall, PhD

Mindy Hall, PhD- Leading with Intention

Mindy Hall, PhD- Leading with Intention: Every Moment Is a Choice This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Mindy Hall. The original live interview was 12/12/14. Every interaction is an opportunity. Every action has an impact Every moment is a choice Every interaction—whether presenting […]

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Bill Strathmann

Bill Strathmann- Do Good, Feel Good This Giving Season with Network for Good

Bill Strathmann- Do Good, Feel Good This Giving Season with Network for Good This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Bill Strathmann. The original live interview was 12/9/14. Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses […]

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Marketing Mischief – Targeting is SINGULAR

MK here, with your Monday morning marketing mischief.   Well, actually, by the time you read this, it will be midnight in Australia, where I am spending the next month on assignment.    In our management consulting company we get to work with amazingly successful companies who want to accelerate the growth of their businesses further.  […]

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The difference between thanks and acknowledgement

Lots of leaders will say thank you but have you ever worked for a leader that was great at acknowledgement?    They are rare in my experience.   Part of our executive coaching is to help leaders get GREAT at acknowledgement.  Why? Because it has a huge impact on: team performance, corporate culture, loyalty and it […]

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Out to sea – From fear to the mischief of loving it

In addition to my role as Chief Mischief Officer, this week I am part of a delivery crew sailing a 50 foot Beneteau from Charleston, SC to West Palm Beach Florida.    As a member of the crew I had to perform my duties to the best of my ability and to support every other […]

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