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17 08, 2015

Will Fear and Comfort Kill Your Business?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if there was a way to make a 100% improvement in one of the most prevalent complaints customers have about your product and service? You would implement it in a heartbeat, right? In the floral industry, receiving flowers that look nothing like the photo shown on an online ordering [...]

5 08, 2015

Pursing the Future: Learning Faster Is No Longer Enough

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flawless execution today is no guarantee of relevance tomorrow. The ability to quickly and continually change and adapt is a competitive advantage —which is why companies like Jim Beam, Procter & Gamble, and Zildjian Cymbals have led for hundreds of years while competitors have fallen by the wayside. Pursuing the [...]

21 07, 2015

Changing to Hit a Moving Target

By | 2015-07-21T00:53:02+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

“Our organization isn’t working as well as it needs to be. Things aren’t bad. They used to be much better. The just aren’t that way now.” Every leader has, at some point, felt that everything is harder than it should be. Maybe the team is stressed from pushing itself harder [...]

13 07, 2015

Disrupting Disruption

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The future belongs to the disruptors. Customers reward it. Your business survival demands it unless you want to be rendered obsolete by an unknown start-up or overtaken by a global company from a developing nation. You had better be different, or you will die. That basically sums up the key [...]

29 06, 2015

Caring: The Key to Connection

By | 2015-06-29T02:58:16+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You will never inspire the hearts and minds of others without a deep, genuine appreciation for the talent, commitment, and value that others can bring to your team. When you get that, your ability to connect with people and their ability to connect with you is multiplied exponentially. Arturo led [...]

1 06, 2015

Slow Down to Go Fast

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:11+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday. A competitor’s game-changing innovation or their faster response to a market shift can mean immediate irrelevance to you and your team. The goal [...]

28 04, 2015

The Abdications that Led to Baltimore

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:14+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

It is time to face the truth. The riots in Baltimore and elsewhere should have been anticipated and could have been avoided. They occurred because we – the American people – abdicated our leadership responsibilities for decades. It wasn’t necessarily conscious or malicious abdication. Benign neglect has the same result. [...]

17 04, 2015

Managing Change: Is It Stupid and Dangerous?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:15+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Change, disruption, and uncertainty are hot topics for today’s corporate and association meetings. This is the second time around for change as the topic de jour. Back in the 1990’s, the message was “Change is coming. Get ready.” Our cheese was moving and our icebergs were melting. A shift was [...]

5 04, 2015

Why Change is So Hard

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 April 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Billy Crystal gave voice to what we all have felt: “Change is so hard.” Change, by definition, causes at least some level of discomfort. If it happens easily and overnight, it isn’t really change. That is the way it works. But understanding why change is difficult can help you and [...]

31 03, 2015

What To Do About the Biggest Problems Facing Business

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In our last blog, The Five Friends each gave their opinion about what they considered to be the biggest problems facing businesses in the next five years. In this blog, each will give their solution to the problem they discussed.  From Randy Pennington: How do you become more nimble and [...]