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28 03, 2016

Be Aware and Apprehensive Not Afraid

By | 2016-03-28T14:13:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change and potential disruption on the horizon is the one that you never see coming. The most effective leaders and organizations minimize the potential for chaos by operating in a positive state of perpetual awareness and apprehension. The least effective act as if they are afraid. Which one [...]

7 03, 2016

How Perspective, Perception, and Baggage Inhibit Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My father had a problem. He was the shop manager for the International Harvester tractor and truck dealership in the small town where I grew up, and his staff was upset about their pay. There was no Human Resources department in those days, and today’s HR professionals would never allow [...]

15 02, 2016

What Keeps Us Slow When We Want to Be Faster?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This message has been around for years: Speed is essential to flourish in a world where past success only ensures that you used to be relevant.  Your organization needs to be faster to market, quicker to respond to change, and more resilient when overcoming missteps. So why do so many [...]

24 01, 2016

Leadership – Now More Than Ever

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Why you? Why now? What makes you relevant? Options are everywhere and being good is the minimum expectation. Why should I pay attention to you rather than hit the “Next” button? Unfortunately, most people give the wrong answers. Your company’s products, service offerings, work processes, and compensation plans are not [...]

3 01, 2016

Seven Ways to Make Your Business Better This Year

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you want your business to be better, there are areas that will have to be different. If you want things to be different, you will have to change. For most businesses, the challenge to getting better falls into one or more of the following categories: Lack of focus in [...]

7 12, 2015

Connect with People Where They Are To Create Buy-In for Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Imagine this: An email arrives from the Chief Executive Officer of your company with the following message: It is no secret that the past few years have been a struggle. Our competitors are buying market share at the expense of profitability. We must now undertake radical change to ensure our [...]

23 11, 2015

Why Disrupt When You Can Create?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever head an idea and immediately thought, “That is brilliant!” It recently happened to me as I was emceeing an awards event for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The award was Entrepreneur of the Year, and the winner was Brenda Stoner and her team at PICKUP™. What caught [...]

8 11, 2015

How to Keep Your Business from Being Uberized

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Are you afraid of being Uberized? You should be. Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft aren’t just the poster children for the Sharing Economy; they represent the continuation of a truth that is as old as civilization:  someone is actively thinking about how to leverage technology to disrupt your industry. This isn’t [...]

27 10, 2015

Four Changes That Make Growth Happen

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can’t cut your way to growth. Profitability? Yes, at least for a while, but growth is a completely different animal. Growth requires increasing the top line and there are only four basic ways to accomplish that: Sell more of the products or services you currently offer Sell additional products [...]

19 10, 2015

What Companies Do You Love Doing Business With and Why?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Five Friends share the companies with which they love doing business. Find out what keeps them coming back again and again ... and what your business can learn from their experience.