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13 08, 2017

The Power of Appreciation to Transform Your Culture … and Your Business

By | 2017-08-13T18:18:32+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What would be different in your operation if you could experience a 170 percent in engagement, a 294 percent increase in innovation, and a 221 percent increase in results? Would that give you a leg up on your competition? Would it transform your culture from “on life support” to “on [...]

8 08, 2017

Don’t Let “Been Around” Become a Code Word for Irrelevant

By | 2017-08-08T01:58:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Forty-plus year old rock bands have something in common with forty-plus year old technology companies – it is easy to assume that their best days are behind them. Don’t let age, past success, or media’s fascination with the latest shiny new object fool you. There is nothing that prevents classic [...]

23 05, 2017

Think Global Act Local: The Key to Relevant U.S. Jobs in the Future

By | 2017-05-23T17:25:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Think globally. Act locally. The phrase entered the zeitgeist decades ago as a call for individuals and communities to consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment.  It has since evolved into use by global businesses as a strategy to serve specific markets and a reason to support [...]

3 04, 2017

Your Organization Won’t Flourish Until You Answer These Questions

By | 2017-04-03T14:31:24+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You could see the discomfort on their faces. A group of talented, committed professional sat in the meeting room as their leader – a key company executive – shared the organization’s strategic vision of the future and made it very clear that everyone would have to change to turn the [...]

27 12, 2016

The Signs of Impending Extinction

By | 2016-12-27T03:50:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Building a business that lasts is the exception rather than the rule. Fifty percent of start-ups fail within the first five years. That number drops the longer you stay open, but even then, building a sustainable business requires a unique combination of skill and luck. Fortune 500 companies last, on [...]

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 [...]

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 07, 2016

 Don’t Be A Technology Company … Unless You Are One

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

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 of technology in every industry. This is an easy and sexy meme to embrace. It [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2015

How to Start 2016

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 that, any “problems” that I might have are trivial. Listen to and think about what [...]