Category: Business Philosophy
Business Culture, Prime Directives, and killing John Connor
I got sent this email yesterday, which was one I’d sent some three years ago while at CVI-Orlando. At the time we were six months into a $2 million renovation, and working concertedly to establish a new culture. When you’re trying to build culture, it’s important to be honest and authentically one’s self. People loathe artifice and…
Apartment Video Maintenance Tips, Made Easy
I hate when things break around the house. Having bought my first one three years ago, I’ve often found myself in the position of trying to figure out how to repair various issues on the fly. With YouTube as the Time Life books of our generation, there haven’t been many things I’ve needed to call…
Andy Warhol Has Advice For You…
Don’t sweat it. If something is bothering you for that long, do something about it. You don’t have to be a mess. Things happen. Roll with the punches. Glasses break. Milk spills. Pencils have erasers. People get used to new ideas. New ideas change things. Probably the only way time plays a part – but he’s…
To write a better Mission Statement, have a better mission.
For the last year we’ve been discussing our Mission and who we want to be as a team. What’s the imprint of our collective souls and what words do we want to live by, faithfully? It’s not an easy question and it’s taken us the better part of a year, with regular meetings, to arrive…
A Great Guide to Awesome Oratory
Mr. Julian Treasure does a great job in succinctly breaking down the do’s and don’ts of public speaking – and he does so in a wonderful British accent. This is going to run you less than 10 minutes and is a must for anyone having to address an audience. Having sat through more conferences and…
Don’t be a Lumberg – The Sacred Duty of All Leaders
Yeah. I’m posting a commercial. It works. It works, unfortunately, because we’ve all been there. Some of us are there right now. “Ah! You see this bulk? This bulk is great. Mmmmm. Look at it go.” If you’re responsible for other people you have a sacred duty to not waste their time. You have an…
Personality Goes a Long Way
How far does a little chalk go? A very long way if you’re “Not a Burger Stand” in Burbank, CA. These guys run a thriving business with some daring food choices – Coco Puff encrusted fried chicken, anyone? In addition, they have fun with their clientele. Each week they post a new chalkboard outside their…
Let’s focus this week on ourselves, and in doing so make a positive impact on our teams and those around us. John C. Maxwell is crushing it. It’s all about SERVANT BASED LEADERSHIP. Even more easily summed up:
We’re all Liars?
Seth Godin’s book, “All Marketers Are Liars” is available in audio format for free on Youtube. It’s a great synthesis of a lot of his recent ideas from TED talks and various interviews. I’m in love with his message of authenticity, honesty, and story telling. These really are my favorite things and my sticking points…
Sift Media has the right culture
While checking out the best of Slideshare 2014, I came across this gem. For anyone reading my blog, or anyone that knows me, this perfectly encapsulates my thinking on Company Culture and what it should be. Give it a quick run through and I think you’ll fall in love with it.