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13 08, 2017

The Power of Appreciation to Transform Your Culture … and Your Business

By | 2017-08-13T18:18:32+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What would be different in your operation if you could experience a 170 percent in engagement, a 294 percent increase in innovation, and a 221 percent increase in results? Would that give you a leg up on your competition? Would it transform your culture from “on life support” to “on [...]

8 08, 2017

Don’t Let “Been Around” Become a Code Word for Irrelevant

By | 2017-08-08T01:58:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Forty-plus year old rock bands have something in common with forty-plus year old technology companies – it is easy to assume that their best days are behind them. Don’t let age, past success, or media’s fascination with the latest shiny new object fool you. There is nothing that prevents classic [...]

23 05, 2017

Think Global Act Local: The Key to Relevant U.S. Jobs in the Future

By | 2017-05-23T17:25:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Think globally. Act locally. The phrase entered the zeitgeist decades ago as a call for individuals and communities to consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment.  It has since evolved into use by global businesses as a strategy to serve specific markets and a reason to support [...]

19 02, 2017

The Truth About Jobs in America … And What It Means for You

By | 2017-02-19T23:56:06+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The genuine desire to increase the number of middle class jobs may be one of the only pieces of common ground on the American political landscape.  The actual definition of “middle class” varies based on where you live, but the desire is universal. The most commonly accepted formula for determining [...]

27 12, 2016

The Signs of Impending Extinction

By | 2016-12-27T03:50:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Building a business that lasts is the exception rather than the rule. Fifty percent of start-ups fail within the first five years. That number drops the longer you stay open, but even then, building a sustainable business requires a unique combination of skill and luck. Fortune 500 companies last, on [...]

20 11, 2016

Five Lessons from the Five Friends Business Summit

By | 2016-11-20T20:21:13+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Didn't make it to the Summit? Find out a few of the ideas you missed. Were you there? Here a a few key ideas to remember.  

14 11, 2016

Nothing Changes Until You Tell Yourself the Truth

By | 2016-11-14T14:48:27+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable,  make you mad, and set you free … but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, Aldous Huxley, David Foster Wallace, and especially Jesus.  The truth, however, cannot exercise its enormous [...]

18 10, 2016

Three Ways Your Business Sabotages Long-Term Success

By | 2016-10-18T02:01:53+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your business will probably not last forever. Fifty percent of start-up businesses fail within the first five years. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. S&P 500 companies stuck around for an average of 67 years in the 1920’s. Today they last an [...]