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23 11, 2015

Why Disrupt When You Can Create?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever head an idea and immediately thought, “That is brilliant!” It recently happened to me as I was emceeing an awards event for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The award was Entrepreneur of the Year, and the winner was Brenda Stoner and her team at PICKUP™. What caught [...]

24 09, 2015

Is Your Culture an Anchor or an Accelerator for Change?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A strong, vibrant organizational culture is the ultimate engine for accelerating change and adapting to new opportunities. It can also be an anchor that holds you back and contributes to your downfall. Which is it for you? History is littered with once great organizations that allowed their culture to act [...]

17 08, 2015

Will Fear and Comfort Kill Your Business?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if there was a way to make a 100% improvement in one of the most prevalent complaints customers have about your product and service? You would implement it in a heartbeat, right? In the floral industry, receiving flowers that look nothing like the photo shown on an online ordering [...]

5 08, 2015

Pursing the Future: Learning Faster Is No Longer Enough

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flawless execution today is no guarantee of relevance tomorrow. The ability to quickly and continually change and adapt is a competitive advantage —which is why companies like Jim Beam, Procter & Gamble, and Zildjian Cymbals have led for hundreds of years while competitors have fallen by the wayside. Pursuing the [...]

1 06, 2015

Slow Down to Go Fast

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:11+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday. A competitor’s game-changing innovation or their faster response to a market shift can mean immediate irrelevance to you and your team. The goal [...]

26 04, 2015

Can A Business Be Too Creative?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:14+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Businesses want people to be creative and unique in order to help them be different and distinctive. But is that always the best approach? Viewers of Katy Perry’s halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl probably remember how the “Left Shark” did his own thing apart from the other dancers. [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2015

The Future and Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:17+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What does the future look like? It is difficult to be 100 percent certain, but here are six trends that I believe will be a big part of our lives and work going forward: Customer expectations will continue to increase. Today’s “WOW!” experience will become tomorrow’s “Been There — Done [...]

14 01, 2015

See the Future Today

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:20+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change on your horizon is the one that you don’t see coming. The problem for most of us is that we are so busy taking care of the seemingly urgent stuff on our calendars that we don’t stay on top of the changes that will transform our lives. [...]

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 [...]