Month: February 2014

The Big Question – What’s Next For Our Business?

Growth and expansion are provocative words in business.  They suggest all things good, abundant, and forward-moving – more revenue, more brand exposure, more leverage and influence.  When seasons of success accumulate under your belt growth often feels like the next logical step, much like marriage after a long courtship.  Yet, whether your business is big…

Getting Personal: It’s NOT Just for Valentine’s Day

Having the products and services your customers want and delivering them consistently is merely table stakes today.  The real challenge is whether you get personal with customers! Let’s face it, we live in a service economy and are surrounded by service providers.  Yet, oddly, we often feel that we are woefully underserved or worse –…

How to Get a Solid Return on Workplace Fun

It happens in many places and in many ways, but it is a consistent theme for employees at Zappos…they practice random acts of fun and weirdness. Maybe you were in an airport during the hectic holiday season when seven different flights participated in a Zappos-themed game of Wheel of Fortune…baggage claim style.  If your luggage…

Guest post: PHENOMENAL Marketing Systems by Howard Partridge

For about a decade I have been blessed to work with and for Howard Partridge, president of Phenomenal Products. In fact, this year I will be one of the presenters of a leadership master class with Howard and: John Maxwell the category-creating leadership author of more than 60 leadership books, as well as Michel Gerber…

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