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31 03, 2015

What To Do About the Biggest Problems Facing Business

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In our last blog, The Five Friends each gave their opinion about what they considered to be the biggest problems facing businesses in the next five years. In this blog, each will give their solution to the problem they discussed.  From Randy Pennington: How do you become more nimble and [...]

15 03, 2015

What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Businesses In The Next Five Years?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:17+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: The biggest challenge businesses will face in the next five years is meeting increasing customer expectations. There is a current dilemma that will only get worse: the more you do for customers, the more they expect. Excellent service providers scramble to meet the expectations of customers who [...]

23 02, 2015

Beyond Patricia Arquette’s Speech – Solving the Wage Gap

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:18+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jennifer Lopez applauded. Meryl Streep almost leapt to her feet. Social media exploded. If Patricia Arquette’s goal was to get people talking, her plea for wage equality between women and men was a huge success. Now for the hard part: making the change. It made me think of an example [...]

29 01, 2015

From Fully Successful to High Performance

By | 2015-01-29T04:02:57+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leaders are known by their results. Your organization’s results improve when the performance of you and your people improves. It sounds obvious, and yet performance development remains, at best, an oxymoron along with jumbo shrimp, responsible teenager, and airline food. At worst, it is an overused promise with as much street [...]

1 12, 2014

A Piece of Colored Ribbon

By | 2016-12-05T19:33:31+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Years ago I visited the transportation museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia. There was a wall as you entered that contained campaign battle ribbons dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts for the United States. The wall inspired a sense of awe once you recognize the sheer scope and [...]

20 10, 2014

Embrace the Coyote: Creating & Sustaining a Nimble Culture

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:23+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Road Runner cartoons are wrong. Wile E. Coyote is the exception rather than the rule. Coyotes are idea models for remaining nimble and flourishing in the face of change. Need proof? They continue to grow and expand in the face of continuous human encroachment on their territory. They do [...]

12 10, 2014

How to Work With a Jerk

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:23+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Joe Calloway: OK – here’s my answer. It’s the answer for me and not necessarily for you. The answer is that you don’t work with a jerk. My vendors and colleagues aren’t jerks. My customers aren’t jerks because we have a finely tuned“ jerk filter” on the front end [...]

5 10, 2014

Pay for Presence or Pay for Results?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:23+00:00 October 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How much paid vacation do you receive from your company? Do you take it all, or do you find yourself giving or banking time at the end of the year? Would you take more time off if you were allowed? Even if it meant that your team would underperform or [...]

30 09, 2014

How Important is Teamwork to Business Success?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:23+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Randy Pennington: It depends on your definition of “teamwork.”  It is absolutely critical if you define teamwork as everyone having a shared vision; clear roles and responsibilities; delivering their best to help the entire unit succeed; and keeping personal differences from derailing the group’s performance and results. The problem [...]

21 09, 2014

Leading Change Isn’t About the Model

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:24+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There is no shortage of change models being pushed by authors and consultants. Each claims their supporters and detractors. I have one as well. It is the latest iteration of a model I developed and began using and presenting in 1989. Twice in the past two weeks perspective clients have [...]