The aspirational words you hang on the wall and include on your website have less impact on your workplace and culture of success than you think. Everyone says some version of “Our people are our [...]
A Note from Randy: One of my very first municipal government clients was the City of Garland, Texas. The City Manager was a young, innovative leader on a misstion to re-invent government. I was fortunate that [...]
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 [...]
You’ve been there, right? The celebration kickoff meeting launching your new culture change initiative has come and gone. The optimism and hope for a future resembling the lofty words from the new corporate values statement [...]
Leadership is about the ability to influence the hearts and minds of others to take action. Regardless of your love or hate for President Trump, his unorthodox win and first 10 days in office offer lessons [...]
Think back on your career. Have you ever received too much recognition for the good work you have done? Have you provided too much recognition for the good work of others? The answer to both [...]
What does a snail say when riding on the back of a tortoise? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Besides being one of my favorite jokes ever, it also a reminder about the importance of perspective as you view the [...]
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 [...]
A former high school classmate recently greeted me with this comment, “You look exactly the same. You haven’t changed a bit.” My initial reaction was gratitude for the kind words and a moment of pride [...]
Your business didn’t start out with the intent to become lethargic and ultimately irrelevant. It began with an idea that would provide a product or service that is faster, better, cheaper, or friendlier than your [...]
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.
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, [...]
Take a moment to answer this question: How do you build and sustain a culture of commitment, accountability, engagement, and results? Did your list contain hiring for fit, coaching and developing people, providing an engaging [...]
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 [...]
Want to know about the struggles facing organizations today? The Five Friends share their what they are seeing in the marketplace.