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. [...]
From Larry Winget: If you have lousy employees, it’s because you are a lousy employer. Your employees will be no better than you ar Fix yourself first. Your employees only reflect back to you who you really are as an employer and company. Your job is to make your company [...]
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. The old clichés really are the best aren’t they? Especially when applied to the annual ritual of establishing New Year’s resolutions. It is time to stop setting New Year’s Resolutions and admit that [...]
From Larry Winget Mine should be called what I relearned this year: Time spent with friends is worth every minute and every dollar invested. A few days, a few bucks, a few great meals, some good whiskey, along with some lies and laughs will do wonders for you. Time spent [...]
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 [...]
For 25 years, The Five Friends have spent the bulk of their lives in hotels, airports and restaurants. While they have much in common both personally and professionally, one of the things they love most is great food and a great dining experience. If you travel and find yourself stuck [...]
Years ago I visited the transportation museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. There was a wall as you entered that contained campaign battle ribbons dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts for the United States. The wall inspired a sense of awe once you recognize the sheer scope and [...]
The death of Michael Brown and the subsequent events are a tragedy. Everywhere you look someone is blaming an individual or group for the anger, hurt, riots, looting, building burning, and feelings of injustice that have invaded our consciousness. No one person or group is responsible for this tragedy. The [...]
Random acts of wow are wonderful. Do them. But that’s not where you’ll win or lose the game. Don’t think that some once-a-year special thing that you do ever takes the place of being the best at what matters most consistently.
Another month, and another weaker than expected jobs report. So what’s up with the economy? Welcome to the new normal: Unemployment that is higher than anything we can remember in decades. Scores jobs are available due to a lack of skilled workers. Slow growth that feels like a recession even though technically it isn’t, and most of all, uncertainty.