What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today. That’s not to say that change has never been important in the [...]
Being in any type of business today can feel like standing in the path of an on-coming tornado. The fear of being devoured by the unrelenting wind is real. You think your only hope is [...]
Committed, engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization. The Five Friends share insights on the one thing that leaders must make sure to communicate.
Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across [...]
If you want to succeed, you have to be passionate about your work. It has to be true. Motivational speakers around the globe say so. The prestigious consulting firm Deloitte quantified it in a report [...]
Are you struggling to achieve that elusive state of Work-Life balance? The Five Friends share insights on how you maintain a touch of sanity in a world with unending demands on your time and attention. [...]
You’ve heard it for years—a clear, compelling, and shared purpose is the driving force for building and sustaining a high-performing organization. It provides the “why” that serves as the North Star guiding every action and [...]
Compelling vision and core values defined? Check. Communication and alignment sessions with everyone? Check. Updated hiring and on-boarding processes to determine fit and ensure that new hires are on-board with your culture? Yep … you [...]
The Five Friends weigh in with lessons that every entrepreneur should never forget. These lessons apply if you own a business, run a business, or manage a team within a business. [...]
Sooner or later, your business will probably die. The statistics for a start-up business are well known—50 percent fail within the first five years. Even the biggest companies are not immune from eventual obsolescence, however. [...]
The scariest change and potential disruption on the horizon is the one that you never see coming. The most effective leaders and organizations minimize the potential for chaos by operating in a positive state of [...]
Sooner or later you will have to choose—do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing? In your business, it could be the choice to [...]
Intelligent machines replacing humans in the workplace is no longer science fiction. Research from McKinsey & Company reports that as much as 45 percent of the individual work activities can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, [...]
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 [...]