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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 [...]

11 12, 2016

You Can’t Not Change

By | 2016-12-11T23:33:54+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 that I had apparently held up exceptionally well over the decades since our last encounter. [...]

29 11, 2016

Five Reasons Why Your Business Will Become Lethargic

By | 2016-11-29T04:02:08+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 competitors. Sometimes that idea was an enhancement of what currently existed in the marketplace. Other [...]

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 [...]

31 10, 2016

Want a Culture of Accountability? Take a Look at Your Discipline Process

By | 2016-10-31T15:07:33+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 environment, providing feedback, open communication, creating a sense of community, and offering competitive pay and [...]

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 [...]

5 10, 2016

Leading Your Digital Transformation

By | 2016-10-29T15:28:57+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Rapid, radical technology advances have always disrupted the status quo and created a generation of marketplace winners and losers. In 1860, there were probably Pony Express riders who sat around after a long day’s ride and joked that the transcontinental telegraph wouldn’t become commercially viable even though everyone recognized its [...]