Hotels Should Provide Discounts for Water Savers

USE LESS -PAY LESS

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We do a lot of traveling for our speaking engagements, and lately, no matter what hotel we stay in, we get a notice in the bathroom that says something like, “Please help us conserve water by hanging up the towels you wish to reuse. If you would like them replaced, leave them on the floor.” Then … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Improve Your Business Communication

SIT DOWN, DON’T STAND UP

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Thanks to tweets, texts, posts, and very short attention spans, we have become a society constantly looking for the shortest way to communicate a thought. That may be fine for the captions on a cute kitten picture, or texting your friend a remark, but it's counter-productive in business … [Read more...]

Blaming Others Prevents Corrective Action

AIM, DON’T BLAME

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Behind many seemingly outside problems are inside solutions. But with your ire focused on the other guy, you can easily overlook what you can do to mitigate the situation. “It not our fault,” becomes the order of the day with its cousin, “There’s nothing we could have done.” When we blame others … [Read more...]

The Entrepreneurial Culture is In Demand!

BACK TO BASICS

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The “entrepreneurial culture” is suddenly all the rage in, of all places, the C-Suites of large corporations. Why? Because they see small, agile companies moving quickly and seizing fleeting opportunities. They see an increasing number of start-ups disrupting entire industries with fresh, new takes … [Read more...]

Corporate Structure, Compliance, and Compensation Plans Can Stifle Employee Engagement

THE THREE SACRED CORPORATE COWS

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Corporations today say they want a more entrepreneurial culture. Some of the top search terms coming out of the C-Suite today are: entrepreneurial culture, employee engagement, and employee empowerment. We have been asked to write a companion to our book, The Barefoot Spirit, which distills out … [Read more...]