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13 04, 2015

What Made You Decide to Do What You Do?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This is the first reader question we have answered in the Five Friends blog. It seems many want to know how we all got started in this business and we are happy to share that with you. Remember, if you have a question, be sure to let one of us [...]

10 03, 2015

10 Myths About Being a Great Leader Today

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leadership is about the ability to influence others – nothing more and nothing less. It has less to do with position and is more about credibility, trust, and bringing out the best in yourself and others. There are many myths about what makes a great leader. Here are ten that [...]

3 03, 2015

What is Your Best Habit?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Randy Pennington: This is a difficult question for me. I think I do pretty well at staying current in order to stay relevant in my professional life. I challenge myself to examine different viewpoints. I haven’t missed a daily workout more than 50 times in the past 15 years. [...]

23 02, 2015

Beyond Patricia Arquette’s Speech – Solving the Wage Gap

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez applauded. Meryl Streep almost leapt to her feet. Social media exploded. If Patricia Arquette’s goal was to get people talking, her plea for wage equality between women and men was a huge success. Now for the hard part: making the change. It made me think of an example [...]

11 02, 2015

Why Jon Stewart is Different Than You

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Would you walk away from a job while you are at the top of your game? Would you give up a nightly platform that makes you the highest paid television host in the world plus opens the door for unlimited other revenue streams? Most wouldn’t. That’s why you aren’t Jon [...]

2 02, 2015

Employees Need to Remember That…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Scott McKain: Employees should remember EVERYONE is replaceable – those who aren’t distinctive get replaced first. Steve Jobs died in 2011. Apple just reported their most profitable quarter ever. Tim Cook is good, too. McDonald’s just replaced their CEO – made zero difference to the taste of a Big [...]

29 01, 2015

From Fully Successful to High Performance

By | 2015-01-29T04:02:57+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leaders are known by their results. Your organization’s results improve when the performance of you and your people improves. It sounds obvious, and yet performance development remains, at best, an oxymoron along with jumbo shrimp, responsible teenager, and airline food. At worst, it is an overused promise with as much street [...]

15 12, 2014

The Machine That Oils Itself

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My friend – and one of the Five Friends bloggers – Mark Sanborn wrote an excellent blog post last week titled “Why You Might Want to Stop Being a Thought Leader.” The premise is that maybe it is time to stop kidding ourselves that re-packaging and regurgitating someone else’s ideas [...]

24 11, 2014

The Big Lies That Are Hurting People That People LOVE To Believe

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: “You can have it all.” No, you really can’t. Some of the unhappiest people I know are those who bought into that whopper. They lack priorities, choose uncomplimentary or conflicting values and wear themselves out pursuing every activity. Try eating all you want and keeping your weight [...]