What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Are you thinking of throwing out your company’s performance appraisal? A lot of companies are including GE, Accenture, Netflix, and Adobe. It is easy to understand why. Annual appraisals feel antiquated in a world where [...]
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 [...]
How do you add more value for your customers? The Five Friends share insights you can use today.
Old-school, non-tech companies in every industry are wondering if they should reinvent themselves as technology companies. Conference presentations and business articles are telling them that there is no other choice considering the pervasive, disruptive presence [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Why you? Why now? What makes you relevant? Options are everywhere and being good is the minimum expectation. Why should I pay attention to you rather than hit the “Next” button? Unfortunately, most people give [...]
Ever wondered why and how people who do what I do for a living approach their career? The Five Friends are here to answer that question in this week's video blog. Enjoy! [...]
If you want your business to be better, there are areas that will have to be different. If you want things to be different, you will have to change. For most businesses, the challenge to [...]
From Joe Calloway: Here’s advice that I’m giving myself for 2016. You can partake of it as you see fit: Lighten up. My family is healthy and happy and we’re all together. In light of [...]
Have you ever head an idea and immediately thought, “That is brilliant!” It recently happened to me as I was emceeing an awards event for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The award was Entrepreneur of [...]
Are you afraid of being Uberized? You should be. Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft aren’t just the poster children for the Sharing Economy; they represent the continuation of a truth that is as old as civilization: [...]