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 [...]
What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Are you thinking of throwing out your company’s performance appraisal? A lot of companies are including GE, Accenture, Netflix, and Adobe. It is easy to understand why. Annual appraisals feel antiquated in a world where [...]
Want to understand the latest trends that will affect your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today. That’s not to say that change has never been important in the [...]
Being in any type of business today can feel like standing in the path of an on-coming tornado. The fear of being devoured by the unrelenting wind is real. You think your only hope is [...]
Something or more likely someone has changed over the past 20 years. Way back in the mid-1990’s I offered a development program titled Integrity-Driven® Leadership. One of the exercises asked participants to list leaders they [...]
Committed, engaged employees are the lifeblood of your organization. The Five Friends share insights on how you get their buy-in for goals and change.
Committed, engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization. The Five Friends share insights on the one thing that leaders must make sure to communicate.
Old-school, non-tech companies in every industry are wondering if they should reinvent themselves as technology companies. Conference presentations and business articles are telling them that there is no other choice considering the pervasive, disruptive presence [...]
Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across [...]
If you want to succeed, you have to be passionate about your work. It has to be true. Motivational speakers around the globe say so. The prestigious consulting firm Deloitte quantified it in a report [...]
Are you struggling to achieve that elusive state of Work-Life balance? The Five Friends share insights on how you maintain a touch of sanity in a world with unending demands on your time and attention. [...]
You’ve heard it for years—a clear, compelling, and shared purpose is the driving force for building and sustaining a high-performing organization. It provides the “why” that serves as the North Star guiding every action and [...]
Engaged employees lead to increased profits, increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, fewer safety incidents, and lower turnover. The Five Friends share ideas on how you and your organization can earn the discretionary effort and commitment [...]