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Ignorance is Not Bliss: Stop Running Your Business Like It Is

POST DATE: November 18, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I was driving to work this morning in what I would consider the worst weather we have had in a long time. Here in Vancouver, we have been getting inches of rain for the past week and according to next week’s forecast, the future does not look any brighter… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/11/ignorance-not-bliss-stop-running-your-business-it/


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Is Your Company Pigeon-Holed?

POST DATE: November 02, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

One enjoyable autumn day around lunchtime, my wife and I were walking through a piazza in Florence, Italy. We came upon a sight that was a first for me: pigeons resting in the grass. I had never seen so many pigeons resting at the same time. I was so used… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/11/your-company-pigeon-holed/


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Stop Wasting Time Being Afraid of the Market: Just Get Stuff Done!

POST DATE: September 04, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

If you don’t read or listen to the news, you’re probably in a better state of mind than the rest of us who are routinely subjected to ‘breaking news’ regarding the world’s economy. I don’t profess to know a lot about the details of how the stock markets o… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/09/stop-wasting-time-being-afraid-market-just-get-stuff-done/


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How to Outsell Your Cheaper Competition… The Right Way!

POST DATE: August 28, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

“Sorry, your price was higher than your competition, so we purchased from them instead!” This statement is heard by salespeople all over the world every day. They often don’t understand why they lost the order because their product is superior to the comp… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/08/how-outsell-your-cheaper-competition-right-way/


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Stop Moping Around and Fix Your Attitude... Today!

POST DATE: July 30, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

“Have a nice day!” The officer walked back to his car and sped off. There I was, standing on the side of the road. My vehicle had just been impounded for 7 days for going over the speed limit. It was mounted on the tow truck and on its way to the impound … https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/07/stop-moping-around-and-fix-your-attitude-today/


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Hostel or Hotel: What Your Personality Says About Your Work

POST DATE: July 23, 2015

AUTHOR Nicole Larson

I have always been inclined to immerse myself in the culture of anything I do. Whether it’s travel, a hobby, a sport, work, home – anything! To fully understand something I think you need to understand the culture around it. https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/07/hostel-or-hotel-what-your-personality-says-about-your-work/


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Why Doing Something is Always Better Than Nothing

POST DATE: July 07, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

After getting up in the morning, many of us prepare ourselves for work. During this preparation, a lot of us will read the morning paper, which is usually full of bad news. I have heard that bad news sells much better than good news. I guess that means ba… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/07/why-doing-something-always-better-nothing/


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Hey, Fix That Blemish on My Car!

POST DATE: June 11, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Almost everyone has purchased a new car during their lifetime. When we receive the car, we carefully go over it and make sure there are no blemishes or marks on the vehicle. We go over this car with an eagle eye to make sure we have not missed anything. T… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/06/hey-fix-blemish-my-car/


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What on Earth does eating spinach have to do with being an effective and productive member of a team? Everything! https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/05/how-leading-healthy-lifestyle-makes-you-more-effective-work/


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Why You Should Chill Out on Your Path to Success

POST DATE: April 23, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

There are moments in our lives that change the way we do things. When these moments happen in my life, they are so unexpected and make me really stop and reflect. A few years ago, an incident happened that changed the way I do things – in both my business… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/04/why-you-should-chill-out-your-path-success/


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Is Your Company Just Road Kill on the Economic Highway?

POST DATE: March 25, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Over the past few days as I scanned recently published business articles, the one that really caught my eye was “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015” from Forbes. As I read this article I thought about how our company could use these new technolog… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/03/your-company-just-road-kill-economic-highway/


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Do you hold yourself to the same high standards that you hold your employees to? Leadership is defined on Wikipedia as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” Leade… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2015/02/would-your-employees-call-you-boss-or-leader-lets-hope-its-leader/


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Are You In Control or Out of Control?

POST DATE: December 18, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Being busy doesn't necessarily mean making money. Are you spending enough time ON your business? If not, you're likely "Out of Control". https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/12/are-you-control-or-out-control/


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Built For Sale Or Succession - Does It Matter?

POST DATE: August 28, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

It’s obvious that everything is for sale given the right price. If I said that selling businesses is a big business then that would be an understatement. There are literally hundreds of businesses that make money selling other businesses. This means ther… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/08/built-sale-or-succession-does-it-matter/


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Sometimes You Don't Realize You're Burning A Bridge!

POST DATE: August 14, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Amazing enough, the paint had had yet to dry on my previous blog “When to Burn a Bridge” when I received a letter from one of our company suppliers. The letter looked innocent enough. There were no underlined or bold words or capitalized sentences that i… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/08/sometimes-you-dont-realize-youre-burning-bridge/


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When Is It Time To Burn That Bridge?

POST DATE: July 30, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I, like many people, am not in the habit of burning bridges (destroying relationships or taking a stand.) I actually go out of my way to avoid confronting people or companies that are doing things that annoy me. Being in business I meet lots of people eve… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/07/when-it-time-burn-bridge/


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Most of us spend 40 hours a week at work. This means that over the year the average worker spends 2,080 hours of their life working. Sometimes companies offer a great experience where you see growth, teamwork, learning and communication. They host events … https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/07/creating-team-atmosphere-employees-point-view/


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What Makes A Leader Worth Following?

POST DATE: July 16, 2014

“Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker I think we’ve all experienced bad leadership at some point in our lives, but I would rather talk about what makes a great leader… because frankly I’d like to see mo… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/07/what-makes-leader-worth-following/


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What Sales People Shouldn't Say

POST DATE: May 22, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

One of the things that we all like is to go shopping. Shopping gets us out, it fulfills our need to explore, and acquire things that we may want or need. In reality when we go shopping we enter stores for a purpose, either because we’re curious or we’re s… https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/05/what-sales-people-shouldnt-say/


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For some, Social Media is a way to manage their life, for others it’s a very confusing place filled with # signs and @ symbols. Whether you are an online junkie or a newbie trying to figure out what it all means, social media is here to stay. https://www.moderneng.com/blog/2014/04/why-should-your-business-embrace-social-media/


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