Race “With” Technology to Maintain Competitive Advantage

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”–Stewart Brand, founder of the Global Business Network

Technology does not grow in a linear fashion, it grows exponentially. As time passes, this curve becomes steeper and steeper while technology improves at an unfathomable rate. Th...

Trust in Core Values

“If you get the values and the culture right, success will happen.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

Customer loyalty is ultimately driven by the personal interactions buyers have with the people working within a particular organization. To put it simply, an organization’s culture is what drives performance.  Any given company that dominate...

New Goals for 2019

“Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” –Denzel Washington

January presents a unique time in people’s lives to reflect on this past year’s sweet successes, and learn from their bitter failures. Regardless of last year’s outcome, people desire to continue pushing ...

Make Yourself Heard

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” - Scott Fitzgerald

In the business world, making yourself heard among coworkers is essential for creating and maintaining a happy and healthy career. While some of us find this skill simple, others struggle to accomplish such communication skills. Take the time to understand ...

Busy vs. Productive

“Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions” ~ John Randolph

When life seems to pile up with long to-do lists, we can sometimes lose track of the difference between being busy and productive. Whether focusing on improving company culture or just seeking to give yourself a personal boost, learning wha...

Committing to a New Year’s Resolution

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

New Year’s resolutions often follow periods of indulgence and schedule changes. Making a commitment to a resolution for long-term change can be a difficult goal to achieve. Research has shown that less than 10% of people successf...

Power in Peer Groups

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs

For many years now, peer groups have been a great resource for businesses in all industries to share ideas and improve growth and profits. Often, getting a group of people together to discuss business issues and ideas might be challengin

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Criticism as a Tool for Growth

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." ~Norman Vincent Peale

As a business owner, it’s necessary to understand how to handle professional and personal criticism in the work place. Genuine reflection can use criticism as a basis for improvement and remember having professional succe

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Erase a Bad Habit

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." ~ Nathaniel Branden

Personal as well as professional bad habits are typically challenging to break and can cause you to lose focus and decrease productivity throughout the day. Bad habits create an endless cycle that in turn, may create a bad lifestyle. Focusing on chang...

Embrace your Curiosity

“At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.” ~ Chip Conley

Embracing the unknown in life and in business can lead to unexpected new routes for growth and success. In the current work culture, we have developed a need to always be absolutely certain and cautious in everything we do. Without the important benefit ...