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Bill Arnold

Leaders vs Managers

A manager takes a process and keeps it moving. A leader takes people from where they are to where they have never been. You need both in your company. You want to develop leaders for your top positions. For more … Continue reading

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Delete Job Descriptions, Model Expectations

When you clearly define your expectations for what you want people to do, people know what you expect them to do. I know that sounds like something Yogi Bera would have said, but its true as it is simple. Then … Continue reading

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Model is a Verb

When we move up in life to be the trainers and teachers of others it is vital to remember that “model” is a verb. We model the behavior we want others to follow. The old saying, “Do as I say, … Continue reading

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What is the Culture of Your Work and Life?

In our list of “192 Common Sense Success Practices” we used in our business and life, one was to “Make a List of Do’s not Don’ts.” What is the culture of your work and life? Are you living and working … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Hire To Save the Day

You’re Hired! Steve Tranbarger was an unlikely hire. He was attending nearby Ball State University and needed a job to support him and his family of four. He applied for work as a bill collector in one of the companies … Continue reading

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Get a Personal Coach

Hire a Personal Helper As a young business owner one of the first things I knew was that there was a whole lot I didn’t know. I knew I needed help in learning how to become more effective in conducting … Continue reading

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Get Creative: Answer to a Test

Reinvent the Rules If you have not read the previous blog go back and do so before proceeding. Did you solve it? If you did congratulations. If you didn’t then you are in good company. Only one out of ten … Continue reading

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Get Creative: A Test

An Exercise in Creativity What are the rules for creativity? Who made them? Try this exercise: On a piece of paper draw the Roman numerals I and X side by side. Add one additional line to the pair to make … Continue reading

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Get Creative: Simplify

Simplifying the Complicated A creative person makes the complicated simple not the other way around. Which are you? Do you find creative solutions for simplifying things or do you make things more complicated? Think of the jobs you have

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Get Creative: Be Different

Be Different to Achieve Your Goal How would you define what is a creative person? You might say a creative person is someone who dresses funny. You might say a creative person is someone who is good at art or … Continue reading

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Get Creative: First Believe

A 21 Day Practical Exercise What is the most important part of becoming a creative person? Belief that you are creative or can become creative. Don’t underestimate the fundamentals of success. All professional athletes understand and practice

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Get Creative: The Solutionist

Employers Prefer Those Who Solve Everyone sees problems. And everyone that sees a problem analyzes it. Few choose to solve problems however. The Urban Dictionary defines “solutionist” as “somebody who finds solutions to problems.” How valu

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Common Sense Success: The Book

In the book Common Sense Success, Entrepreneur and Fortune 100 trainer Bill Arnold reveals the everyday practices behind his family's success both at work and at home.


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Learn Common Sense Practices: Video Archives

Bill Arnold, author of The Five of Fundamentals of Common Sense Success, shares common sense practices in these short videos to help you Find Your Way in business and life. Inspiring, instructing, entertaining.

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