Companies are rendered irrelevant by their scarcity of new thinking not the introduction of new technologies. They stop asking two crucial questions: What else can we do to enhance the customer experience, and what’s next [...]
Everywhere you look someone is talking about corporate culture. It’s easy to see why. The research advocating for a culture that engages your team and makes employees happy is compelling. It is, after all, a [...]
What would be different in your operation if you could experience a 170 percent in engagement, a 294 percent increase in innovation, and a 221 percent increase in results? Would that give you a leg [...]
Think globally. Act locally. The phrase entered the zeitgeist decades ago as a call for individuals and communities to consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment. It has since evolved into use [...]
Decisions are a funny thing. You can’t initiate change without them, and yet deciding doesn’t mean that anything will be different. For instance, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a decision to end U.S. poverty in [...]
As you read this, someone is considering – and probably working on – how to disrupt your industry. You won’t see them coming, and your first thought when they appear will be to focus on [...]
The aspirational words you hang on the wall and include on your website have less impact on your workplace and culture of success than you think. Everyone says some version of “Our people are our [...]
You’ve been there, right? The celebration kickoff meeting launching your new culture change initiative has come and gone. The optimism and hope for a future resembling the lofty words from the new corporate values statement [...]
What does a snail say when riding on the back of a tortoise? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Besides being one of my favorite jokes ever, it also a reminder about the importance of perspective as you view the [...]
Want to finish this year strong? The Five Friends share ideas to help you end 2016 on a high note and get 2017 off to a great start.
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
What is one thing you wish you had done sooner in your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
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 [...]