Why The Rise Of Amazon Means The End Of Wal-Mart

those that adapt survive and thrive, feeding on the best parts of those that run out of ways to react and end up perishing.

How To Create And Assess Ideas Better

The path to better ideas runs through creating, assessing, pausing and then doing it again as appropriate. This is based on a couple of premises: 1) Beginnings are magic. 2) None of us is smart enough to make it perfect the first time. 3) All of us together are stronger than any one of us. […]

What You Can Learn From How The Best Shoeshine Organization

Reviewers say Jill Wright and her team at Executive Shine have created the “best”, “most amazing”, “awesome” shoeshine experience anywhere. She’s built this over three decades with an organization that delivers superior results, connects human-to-human  and makes the entire experience enjoyable for all. Three things to learn from her are 1) own the vision and […]

The Importance Of Filters In Communication

Everything communicates – everything you say and do and don’t say and don’t do. But not everything communicates the same things to everyone the same way. We each have our own filters. This is why it’s so important to take into account your audience’s historical and cultural context when trying to communicate with them and […]

What Follows A New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan?

40% of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months. Those that take their onboarding seriously, get a head start, manage their message and build their team in time to make the most of their first 100-days do dramatically better than those that just apply the way they’ve always led to their new situations. In […]