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Has Your Wine Run Dry

Has Your Wine Run Dry

The Idea:  At some point we all are confronted with growth stall in our business or personal life.  The wine always runs dry. This sudden slow down or stop in a company’s sales growth or a collapse in creative thinking... read more
How to Improve “Return on Failure”

How to Improve “Return on Failure”

The Idea:  Success is a terrible teacher.   One may meet their personal goals, but success is rarely a catalyst for growth, it come through failure.  It is that simple.  A survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group showed that 31% of... read more
Ideas That Matter - Why

Ideas That Matter - Why

 The idea:  Legendary San Francisco 49’ers Head coach Bill Walsh once quipped that the secret to becoming a professional organization was “You’ve got to do the corporate culture first.” Two years later, the 49’ers won one of their three Super... read more
The COOLEST Company in America

The COOLEST Company in America

The Idea:  In 2003, Inc. Magazine named Zingerman’s Deli “The Coolest Small Company in America”.  A two-floor deli on the outskirts of Ann Arbor, MI, Zingerman’s had just turned twenty-one when it received its praiseworthy award.  Ten years later, when... read more
Who Controls Your Fate

Who Controls Your Fate

The Idea: In a recent leadership effectiveness study, “How Companies Manage the Front Line Today,” McKinsey found that 80 percent of leaders report dissatisfaction with their job performance, and 70 percent of senior managers agree.  Most people are not as... read more
Are You Safe?

Are You Safe?

The Idea: Recent research by Bulldog Solutions uncovered that organizations with deeply aligned sales and marketing teams drive three times the revenue growth as poorly aligned competitors. And they are 67 percent better at closing deals. What makes these teams... read more
Prince: The Ultimate Brand Experience

Prince: The Ultimate Brand Experience

The Idea: Could Prince have been the greatest artist (and brand experience) of the generation?  His sudden passing has disrupted the music industry and the broader creative culture.  Whether one appreciated his music or didn’t, his talent was magnetic.  You... read more
Does Your Emotional Intelligence Fail You?

Does Your Emotional Intelligence Fail You?

The Insight: According to author and psychologist Daniel Goldman “emotional intelligence (EQ) accounts for 80 percent of career success.” Do you know without a shadow of a doubt that your interpersonal communications are effective, or does your EQ often times... read more
Are You Present?

Are You Present?

The Idea: People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours distracted, says a Harvard University study published by psychologists Mathew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert in the Journal Science.  The study summarized 250,000 data points assessing people’s thoughts and... read more
People Leave Bosses, Not Companies

People Leave Bosses, Not Companies

The Idea:  The dirty little secret of the majority of exit interviews is that seventy percent of people leave a company because of their boss and the culture.  Amazingly, that figure is estimated to be even higher since people are... read more
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