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13 04, 2015

What Made You Decide to Do What You Do?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This is the first reader question we have answered in the Five Friends blog. It seems many want to know how we all got started in this business and we are happy to share that with you. Remember, if you have a question, be sure to let one of us [...]

5 04, 2015

Why Change is So Hard

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 April 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Billy Crystal gave voice to what we all have felt: “Change is so hard.” Change, by definition, causes at least some level of discomfort. If it happens easily and overnight, it isn’t really change. That is the way it works. But understanding why change is difficult can help you and [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2015

Why Jon Stewart is Different Than You

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Would you walk away from a job while you are at the top of your game? Would you give up a nightly platform that makes you the highest paid television host in the world plus opens the door for unlimited other revenue streams? Most wouldn’t. That’s why you aren’t Jon [...]

2 02, 2015

Employees Need to Remember That…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Scott McKain: Employees should remember EVERYONE is replaceable – those who aren’t distinctive get replaced first. Steve Jobs died in 2011. Apple just reported their most profitable quarter ever. Tim Cook is good, too. McDonald’s just replaced their CEO – made zero difference to the taste of a Big [...]

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 [...]

6 01, 2015

What Can You Do to Have a Better 2015?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:20+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Joe Calloway Spend more time with your kids.  Nothing but good can come from it. Stop waiting for someone else to “fix it.”  Go fix it yourself. Read more books. Watch less TV. Have that conversation you’ve been avoiding. Don’t waste time with people you can’t stand. Stay in touch [...]

15 12, 2014

The Machine That Oils Itself

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:21+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My friend – and one of the Five Friends bloggers – Mark Sanborn wrote an excellent blog post last week titled “Why You Might Want to Stop Being a Thought Leader.” The premise is that maybe it is time to stop kidding ourselves that re-packaging and regurgitating someone else’s ideas [...]

18 11, 2014

Why Your Story Trumps Your Resume

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:22+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I had the good fortune to meet and work with Bill McDermott years ago when he was with Xerox. Since then he has gone on to lead SAP and now write an excellent book titled Winners Dream: A Journey from the Corner Store to the Corner Office. Bill was gracious [...]