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27 05, 2013

Past Success Proves You Were Right … Once

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:43+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You own your logo and marketing message. Your customers own your brand relevance in the marketplace. And when your customers say you are irrelevant, no amount of advertising, positive press, or sales promotions will convince them otherwise. Two iconic American brands are proving that every day.

19 05, 2013

Playing Favorites

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:43+00:00 May 19th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you have a favorite employee? Just thinking about admitting it causes us to cringe at the possibility of the negative backlash from those who are the not-so favorites, should they ever learn our true feelings. But that’s the point. They already know.

8 04, 2013

Opportunity Lost

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:44+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In its “Economic Prospects for the Year 2000,” the writers at Business Week saw a glass half-empty and chose to see it as mostly full. The world painted in its 1989 article would have been a great place. The vision that they created was completely possible. We missed the opportunity. We lacked the rigor in our thinking and failed to consider all the possible implications of our choices. We lacked the discipline to execute toward the vision. And, we lacked the courage to confront reality and put long-term success ahead of short-term reward.

24 03, 2013

Fernando, Fred, and Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 24th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results is loaded with practical examples and compelling stories of how individuals, companies, and entire communities have decided to distinguish themselves through service to others.

17 03, 2013

Random vs. Consistent

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Random acts of wow are wonderful. Do them. But that’s not where you’ll win or lose the game. Don’t think that some once-a-year special thing that you do ever takes the place of being the best at what matters most consistently.

12 03, 2013

Stop Complainers; Eliminate the Energy Drain & Get More Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:45+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Are your people complaining? Do you see more work drama than work? Then, you’re not unusual. Seventy-seven percent of people spend at least 3-6 hours a week dealing with complainers and energy draining situations. However, before you start polishing up on your coaching and counseling communication skills, look at what’s creating the creating the negative behavior.

1 01, 2013

The Year Ahead – Our 2013 Predictions

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:46+00:00 January 1st, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve offered observations about the year ahead each year since 2005. Lots of people do this, but unlike others, we grades ourselves on the past year. Here is what we predicted last year at this time and four key ideas we see on the horizon for 2013.

31 12, 2012

Connected, Aware, and Relevant

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:46+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My December 31, 2012 social media post drew a lot of likes and one great question. Here is the post: We shouldn’t fear getting old. We should fear becoming disconnected, unaware, and irrelevant. The response from friends, fans, and followers was great because of the age span represented. I heard from people in their twenties and people in their sixties. Here’s the great question I received: How do you change your mindset to keep from becoming disconnected, unaware, and irrelevant?

3 12, 2012

Advertising, Congress, and Car Sales – Oh My!

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:46+00:00 December 3rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Gallup organization just released its latest survey results about the perceptions of honesty and ethics for 22 professions. There are honest and ethical people in every profession. Rankings such as this reinforce a very important principle: Scandal paints with a roller not a brush. When enough people in any profession act dishonestly and unethically, it hurts everyone in the profession.

19 11, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude – Moving from Success to Significance

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:46+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The people who have moved from success to significance in the personal lives don’t give because they are successful. They are successful because they give. They are not merely thankful for their success. They are thankful for the opportunity to strive. Research cited by Dr. Robert Emmons in his book, Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, suggests that people who operate from a heightened place of gratitude and thankfulness typically experience better overall health, fewer physical symptoms, higher income, more energy, larger social networks and stronger marriages.