Want to know about the struggles facing organizations today? The Five Friends share their what they are seeing in the marketplace.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Want to understand the latest trends that will affect your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
There has never been a time when the need for leaders to pursue positive change has been more crucial than it is today. That’s not to say that change has never been important in the past. Every age presents unique opportunities wrapped in a package of seemingly insurmountable problems. Imagine [...]
Being in any type of business today can feel like standing in the path of an on-coming tornado. The fear of being devoured by the unrelenting wind is real. You think your only hope is to take the first shelter you can find, grab something sturdy, and hang on. Years [...]
Something or more likely someone has changed over the past 20 years. Way back in the mid-1990’s I offered a development program titled Integrity-Driven® Leadership. One of the exercises asked participants to list leaders they admired for their integrity and those that they didn’t. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican candidate [...]
Committed, engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization. The Five Friends share insights on the one thing that leaders must make sure to communicate.
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 [...]
Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across the United States, taxi companies are doing their best Rocky Balboa impersonations and getting up [...]