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 that said, “Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to [...]
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 pulling people toward success. You can’t argue with the successes trotted out in the leadership [...]
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 did that, too. So why is the culture you want for your organization struggling to [...]
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 average life span of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. [...]
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 perpetual awareness and apprehension. The least effective act as if they are afraid. Which one [...]
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 discontinue a key product or service. Apple is famous today for regularly killing products 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, advanced robotics, and computer automation that is available today. The agriculture industry is being transformed [...]
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 to respond to change, and more resilient when overcoming missteps. So why do so many [...]