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14 11, 2016

Nothing Changes Until You Tell Yourself the Truth

By | 2016-11-14T14:48:27+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable,  make you mad, and set you free … but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, Aldous Huxley, David Foster Wallace, and especially Jesus.  The truth, however, cannot exercise its enormous [...]

31 10, 2016

Want a Culture of Accountability? Take a Look at Your Discipline Process

By | 2016-10-31T15:07:33+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Take a moment to answer this question: How do you build and sustain a culture of commitment, accountability, engagement, and results? Did your list contain hiring for fit, coaching and developing people, providing an engaging environment, providing feedback, open communication, creating a sense of community, and offering competitive pay and [...]

18 10, 2016

Three Ways Your Business Sabotages Long-Term Success

By | 2016-10-18T02:01:53+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your business will probably not last forever. Fifty percent of start-up businesses fail within the first five years. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. S&P 500 companies stuck around for an average of 67 years in the 1920’s. Today they last an [...]

5 10, 2016

Leading Your Digital Transformation

By | 2016-10-29T15:28:57+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Rapid, radical technology advances have always disrupted the status quo and created a generation of marketplace winners and losers. In 1860, there were probably Pony Express riders who sat around after a long day’s ride and joked that the transcontinental telegraph wouldn’t become commercially viable even though everyone recognized its [...]

5 09, 2016

Five Things to Know Before Abolishing Your Performance Review

By | 2016-10-29T15:28:58+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 priorities continuously change and being nimble is a strategic advantage. Compounding the problem with performance [...]

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.