“Smash the Box”- COVID-19

We are operating our businesses in a new digital world which is dominated by video conferencing, stay at home orders, and clients that are consumed by FEAR.  I believe organizations that are able to “Smash the Box,” and reinvent themselves, will be the ones that survive and thrive in 2020 and beyond. “Smash the Box”…

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Netflix Asked “Why?”

After being socked with exorbitant late fees on his Blockbuster video rentals, Netflix’s founder, Reed Hastings, famously wondered, WHY should I have to pay these late fees?  It was this questioning mindset that led Mr. Hastings and his team to begin the creation of streaming shows right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more….

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Gen “Z” Loves Shopping Malls

It’s dangerous to “Box” people in at the workplace and expect that they will think, behave and have similar patterns as previous generations. For example, many people would assume that today’s teenagers (Gen “Z”) would never go to shopping malls since the Millennials have shunned them. “There’s always been this assumption that as you go…

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“True North”

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. Alice in Wonderland “True North” works as a compass…

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Energy= Success

Last weekend we hosted our first annual event,“Energy” and the audience came in around 9:45 am and mixed and mingled for about 15- 20 minutes.  I started the event and I asked everyone to close their eyes and answer 5 questions about their environment which included: What was I wearing? What color was the carpet?…

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“Raise the Stakes” On Your Audience

During your next presentation “Raise the Stakes” on your audience.  “Raising the Stakes” is taking the audience’s takeaways from your presentation and elevating them. For example, when I present “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror,” I want audiences to create a “Through Line” in their life which is built on their short-term goals (Objectives) and long…

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Crazy Ideas for 2018… Are They?

Think back one year, the start of 2017 and if I would have told you the following: ·         Bitcoin would go from $1,020.47 to $13,378 per coin ·         Uber would be taking massive market share from the taxi business ·         Tesla is making electronic diesels ·         Amazon would buy a grocery store (Whole Foods) Would…

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Adopt An Afternoon Lift

At Microsoft, each day one person signs up to blast a song across the work area at three o’clock in the afternoon.  The thinking behind this is that at this point of the day everyone is dragging and this could be an energy boost for the employees to end the day. Afternoon’s lifts also serve…

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“Slay the Dragon”

We all have that “Dragon” (Call/ Conversation/ “To Do” item) we need to do but we put it off.  The goal is to take it on early in the morning and get it over with and behind us.  “Slaying the Dragon” does 3 things for us: 1- We avoid procrastination– When you do it first thing…

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