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30 08, 2017

Do You Have an Excellent Culture or a Culture of Excellence?

By | 2017-08-30T20:16:42+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 sellers’ market for talent, and the best people want to align themselves with companies that [...]

13 08, 2017

The Power of Appreciation to Transform Your Culture … and Your Business

By | 2017-08-13T18:18:32+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 up on your competition? Would it transform your culture from “on life support” to “on [...]

5 06, 2017

Leaders Don’t Hide from the Disruption

By | 2017-06-05T16:34:07+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The days of sustaining the status quo are gone. You are either continuously changing to engage and excite your marketplace, or you are responding to impending disruption from someone who was innovating while you slept. True leaders are never found cowering in the corner when presented with this challenge. They [...]

23 05, 2017

Think Global Act Local: The Key to Relevant U.S. Jobs in the Future

By | 2017-05-23T17:25:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 by global businesses as a strategy to serve specific markets and a reason to support [...]

3 04, 2017

Your Organization Won’t Flourish Until You Answer These Questions

By | 2017-04-03T14:31:24+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You could see the discomfort on their faces. A group of talented, committed professional sat in the meeting room as their leader – a key company executive – shared the organization’s strategic vision of the future and made it very clear that everyone would have to change to turn the [...]

19 02, 2017

The Truth About Jobs in America … And What It Means for You

By | 2017-02-19T23:56:06+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The genuine desire to increase the number of middle class jobs may be one of the only pieces of common ground on the American political landscape.  The actual definition of “middle class” varies based on where you live, but the desire is universal. The most commonly accepted formula for determining [...]

16 01, 2017

Getting Recognition Wrong

By | 2017-01-16T23:15:51+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Think back on your career. Have you ever received too much recognition for the good work you have done? Have you provided too much recognition for the good work of others? The answer to both questions is probably “NO.” Experience tells us that providing too much recognition isn’t an issue [...]

5 01, 2017

What the “Older Generations” Are Missing About the Millennials

By | 2017-01-05T16:33:04+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 generation that makes up the majority of the workforce today and will grow to 75 [...]

29 11, 2016

Five Reasons Why Your Business Will Become Lethargic

By | 2016-11-29T04:02:08+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 competitors. Sometimes that idea was an enhancement of what currently existed in the marketplace. Other [...]

20 11, 2016

Five Lessons from the Five Friends Business Summit

By | 2016-11-20T20:21:13+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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.