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15 09, 2017

Are You a Leader or Liar?

By | 2017-09-15T03:12:56+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Imagine wearing a large button with the words “Leader” and “Liar” written in opposite directions so that one of the words is always readable to others. How would those you wish to influence position that button on you? Would they say you are a leader or a liar? The comparison [...]

6 09, 2017

Accelerate Collaboration to Create Opportunities & Avoid Disruption

By | 2017-09-06T16:00:18+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The future of business was foreshadowed in 1984. Not the book 1984 by George Orwell although you might make that case as well. The future we’re talking about appeared in a book titled Silicon Valley Fever written by Ev Rogers and Judith Larson. In their book, Rogers and Larson describe [...]

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 [...]

8 08, 2017

Don’t Let “Been Around” Become a Code Word for Irrelevant

By | 2017-08-08T01:58:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Forty-plus year old rock bands have something in common with forty-plus year old technology companies – it is easy to assume that their best days are behind them. Don’t let age, past success, or media’s fascination with the latest shiny new object fool you. There is nothing that prevents classic [...]

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 [...]

15 05, 2017

Successful Change Requires More than an Initial Decision

By | 2017-05-15T13:05:04+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Decisions are a funny thing. You can’t initiate change without them, and yet deciding doesn’t mean that anything will be different. For instance, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a decision to end U.S. poverty in 1964. There were countless changes, and 50-plus years later, not much is different. The poverty [...]

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 [...]

5 03, 2017

The World You See is the Environment You Create

By | 2017-03-05T17:15:21+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The aspirational words you hang on the wall and include on your website have less impact on your workplace and culture of success than you think. Everyone says some version of “Our people are our greatest resource.” On the other hand, when was the last time you encountered a place [...]