A Yogurt-Maker’s Bold Proposal to Change the Face of Business

“It’s time to admit that the playbook that’s guided businesses and CEOs in the last 40 years is broken,” says Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and founder of Chobani, the popular and successful Greek yogurt brand, in his TED Talk in Vancouver. To that, he adds that the idea of maximizing profits solely for the purpose of benefiting … Continue reading A Yogurt-Maker’s Bold Proposal to Change the Face of Business

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Book Review: Leading Loyalty

What turns average customers into loyal promoters of your business? Why do people stick with a brand, organization, or specific enterprise for the long term? In one of their newer books, Leading Loyalty, the Franklin Covey loyalty team answers these questions. If I were to sum up their conclusions, it begins and ends with employees … Continue reading Book Review: Leading Loyalty

Industrial Age thinking? Think again.

Is your organization living in the past with an Industrial Age management mindset? If so, you may want to consider some changes. Frederick Winslow Taylor’s early 1900’s thinking on hierarchy where the decision-making thinkers are separated from the laboring doers has been the default system for over one hundred years. It’s a very productive system … Continue reading Industrial Age thinking? Think again.

Business is about people. Isn’t it time we demanded being the priority?

We’ve recently seen two instances of organizations putting their own interests ahead of their customers, and what’s worse is it’s not just customer interests but customer safety. One is the US airline industry and the Boeing 737 Max plane debacle and the other is Major League Baseball’s (MLB) mishandling of ballpark safety issues. In the … Continue reading Business is about people. Isn’t it time we demanded being the priority?

To compete or collaborate, that is the question.

“Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.” -WB Yeats Yeats highlights a key issue in business, and quite frankly, in our society in general, and that is the belief that we are better on our own or with “our own kind” than we are together with a diverse, multifaceted group. In the case of society, this can … Continue reading To compete or collaborate, that is the question.