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13 06, 2016

Is Passion Really What We Need to Succeed?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:00+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

30 05, 2016

Want to Flourish in the Future? It’s Time to Add a Nimble Mindset

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:00+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can’t influence – much less control – many of the variables that will affect your future. There is one, however, that is totally within your control. Your mindset, the perspective and thinking through which you view the world, creates the lens that guides your choices, actions, and results. A [...]

17 05, 2016

Leading Without a Common Why

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:00+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

8 05, 2016

How to Engage Your Staff

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Engaged employees lead to increased profits, increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, fewer safety incidents, and lower turnover. The Five Friends share ideas on how you and your organization can earn the discretionary effort and commitment that comes from enhanced engagement.  

4 04, 2016

From Good to Gone: Three Ways Your Business Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

By | 2016-04-04T23:48:42+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

28 03, 2016

Be Aware and Apprehensive Not Afraid

By | 2016-03-28T14:13:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

15 03, 2016

What Makes You Relevant?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

15 02, 2016

What Keeps Us Slow When We Want to Be Faster?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]