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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 [...]

10 01, 2016

Resistance Is Your Friend

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

There is always one. Often there are several. You know…the ones who resist every change. If you are lucky, they adopt a neutral wait and see position. More likely, they find the most inconvenient time to raise a question or make a comment that disrupts your plans. You might write [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 10, 2015

Navigating the Messy Middle of Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You are now in the middle of a change. How you arrived here doesn’t matter. It could be a planned change gone awry, or perhaps a crisis forced you to do or be something different. It feels as if you are stranded in the median of a busy freeway with [...]

27 09, 2015

The One Change Your Company Shouldn’t Make

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Business today can feel like being transported to the pages of the Louis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The potential solutions for meeting today’s challenges are just as confusing as the problems:  Change your computer systems, become more customer-centric, start doing social media; stop doing social media; change your [...]

24 09, 2015

Is Your Culture an Anchor or an Accelerator for Change?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A strong, vibrant organizational culture is the ultimate engine for accelerating change and adapting to new opportunities. It can also be an anchor that holds you back and contributes to your downfall. Which is it for you? History is littered with once great organizations that allowed their culture to act [...]

8 09, 2015

Five Ideas to Make Your Business Better

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Five Friends share ideas to make your business better in this special video version of the Five Friends blog.   See what Scott McKain, Larry Winget, Joe Calloway, Mark Sanborn, and I have to say.