The Secret to Getting Things Done
The road to hell is still under construction. The company hired to build it hasn’t been able to finish it. They haven’t even ordered the good intentions to pave it … Continue reading
Create a Winning Digital Marketing Strategy
The content marketing land grab is happening. Right now. Everywhere. Are you actively participating in it yet? Are you just dipping your toes in the water or are you watching … Continue reading
Rescue Your Marketing!
I keep being drawn back to the Fournaise Group’s 2011 survey of 600 CEOs that showed a very bleak perception of Marketing’s value. While you may have issues with the … Continue reading
A Better Way to Gauge Performance
Employee rankings and performance evaluations are serious business. They are as difficult to do well as they are important for an organization’s development. Seems every company has its own unique … Continue reading
How to Know if You are Still Relevant
Survival in the business world is normally tied to one’s value to the organization. Not a year goes by when companies aren’t tightening their belts and asking more from each … Continue reading
When is Exceptional Performance Not Exceptional?
When business is doing great, everybody looks like a star. Over several years, however, people can come to believe that their personal contributions or the combined efforts of their department … Continue reading
Ten Simple Tips to Enjoy Paris Even More
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. But as with all cities, there are always a few tips or tricks that can make the difference between a good … Continue reading
Business Integration and the Acquisition Hangover
You can’t open a business journal these days without reading of at least one business buying another. This happens so frequently and all around the world that it feels like … Continue reading
Memories of Paris: Top Things To See, Do and Eat
Visitors to Paris often ask me what my top recommendations are based on my 13+ years of living in France. Hard to come up with a definitive list or with … Continue reading
Are You Really Listening to Your Customers?
“You have lots of nice rooms but no house.” This is a direct quote from a very important customer I once had. To understand his meaning I have to take … Continue reading
When the Going Gets Tough. The Tough Visit Their Customers.
You come to the office and there it is waiting in your Inbox. The familiar message from senior management announcing that once again, all “non essential” travel is on hold … Continue reading
Put More Fun in Your Marketing
For many marketers and organizations there is a strong tendency to take everything very seriously. This is business, after all, and we must fight every day to survive. Business has … Continue reading
The Unmistakable Aromas of Paris
Most people, when they recount the highlights of their stay to Paris, focus on museums, restaurants or historical sites. France is indeed richly endowed with many of these. But … Continue reading
So You Want to Be a “World-Class” Organization?
To become a genuine world-class organization you have to make some difficult choices. Picking where you will be located or based out of is a big one. After all, it … Continue reading
When Does an MBA Make Sense?
I’ve often been approached by people interested in earning an MBA. Should I get one? Is the school important? Will it make me a better leader or manager? Truth be … Continue reading
A Better Way to Know if You Should Stay or Quit
It’s inevitable. Sooner or later, everybody asks themselves whether they are in the right job or not. It’s a perfectly normal question but one that many people struggle to answer. … Continue reading
When Life Knocks You Down, Don’t Get Bitter. Get Better.
Millions around the world have been hit hard by an economic recession which has been plaguing the world since at least 2008. Jobs, industries and even entire professions have disappeared … Continue reading
What a Disrupted College System Means for Business
The forces of the internet and digital age are at it again. They are sharpening their knives and preparing to take on a new “fat cow” industry. Like the music, … Continue reading
Now More Than Ever. Why The World Needs Liberal Arts Education.
What is the one thing you believe in that nobody else does? That’s the question that was presented to Chad Dickerson in a video interview. He eloquently pointed out that … Continue reading