Why deals are lost

This week, I presented at a conference in San Antonio for a national company. The sales people are consultants who work independently. Each consultant is basically acting as his or her own boss. During the presentation, as I talked about the Smart Zone, we discussed...

Putting Social Responsibility on Your "To Do" List

Do you spread the word? Are you working to be socially responsible? Are there resources in your profession, in your community, in your world that need you to help spread the word? There are and I believe it is everyone’s role to be socially responsible. Our...

What I Am Reading

Now that Working in the Smart Zone is complete, I’m back to reading things that I want to read. When I was writing the book, I read other people’s books less often. No need to confuse me. So now I have the pleasure of recommending some of the books I...

Our Favorite Things

As we watch the year end, all of us at Fletcher & Associates and Smart Zone Solutions have a lot to be thankful for. We look forward to 2008 with a lot of new offerings from both companies. We are moving our offices into a larger space and we are excited about our...

Marriage Can Make Your Kids Grumpy

Last month we highlighted how marriage can make you grumpy (click here to read the article). This month we are focusing on how children are affected by marital tension. No matter what age, children are impacted by the climate that is created when parents experience...

Marriage Can Make You Grumpy

I often say that marriage doesn’t bring out the best in us. It brings out the worst in us. We say things to our spouses that we would never say to someone we were mad at in a work environment. We tend to remove our filters with people we are close to. Having...

Do Ask and Do Tell by Susan Fletcher, Ph.D.

Life gets busy for each of us. Time goes by. Then we get some kind of news that stops us in our tracks and reminds us how precious life is. Two weeks ago I got some very sad news from my friend Don from high school. Don emailed me to tell me that our high school...

Depression is Treatable by Patti Allard, LPC, LMFT

Everyone feels “down in the dumps” or “blue” sometimes. Feeling sad is a normal part of life. But when sadness interferes with everyday functioning, we are talking about a more serious and fairly common problem of depression. Depression impacts normal life functioning...
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