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15 03, 2016

What Makes You Relevant?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Intelligent machines replacing humans in the workplace is no longer science fiction. Research from McKinsey & Company reports that as much as 45 percent of the individual work activities can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and computer automation that is available today. The agriculture industry is being transformed [...]

7 03, 2016

How Perspective, Perception, and Baggage Inhibit Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My father had a problem. He was the shop manager for the International Harvester tractor and truck dealership in the small town where I grew up, and his staff was upset about their pay. There was no Human Resources department in those days, and today’s HR professionals would never allow [...]

21 02, 2016

Good Change, Bad Change, and Buy-In

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Don Draper, the fictional advertising guru on the television show “Mad Men” said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” Good luck convincing your team, customers, or vendors of that. Leaders want the change they introduce to be universally accepted based on the inherent trust that others have [...]

15 02, 2016

What Keeps Us Slow When We Want to Be Faster?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This message has been around for years: Speed is essential to flourish in a world where past success only ensures that you used to be relevant.  Your organization needs to be faster to market, quicker to respond to change, and more resilient when overcoming missteps. So why do so many [...]

10 01, 2016

Resistance Is Your Friend

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

There is always one. Often there are several. You know…the ones who resist every change. If you are lucky, they adopt a neutral wait and see position. More likely, they find the most inconvenient time to raise a question or make a comment that disrupts your plans. You might write [...]

3 01, 2016

Seven Ways to Make Your Business Better This Year

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you want your business to be better, there are areas that will have to be different. If you want things to be different, you will have to change. For most businesses, the challenge to getting better falls into one or more of the following categories: Lack of focus in [...]

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 [...]

7 12, 2015

Connect with People Where They Are To Create Buy-In for Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Imagine this: An email arrives from the Chief Executive Officer of your company with the following message: It is no secret that the past few years have been a struggle. Our competitors are buying market share at the expense of profitability. We must now undertake radical change to ensure our [...]

30 11, 2015

How to Wrap Up 2015

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Larry Winget: Most reach the end of the year and look back to do some evaluation.  If you haven’t done that yet, do it now. Seriously, stop right now and look back at the last eleven months and give yourself a ten second gut check  critique of your life, [...]

8 11, 2015

How to Keep Your Business from Being Uberized

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Are you afraid of being Uberized? You should be. Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft aren’t just the poster children for the Sharing Economy; they represent the continuation of a truth that is as old as civilization:  someone is actively thinking about how to leverage technology to disrupt your industry. This isn’t [...]