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...]

Keynote Speakers Set the Tone for Your Conference

A POSITIVE NOTE!

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We have been honored to be keynote speakers for a wide variety of clients from conventions to conferences to symposiums. Since we deliver keynotes regularly, we are often asked, “What is a keynote speaker, and what is the best way to find them?” A keynote speaker in our experience, is a guest … [Read more...]

ICSB Guest Blog Post

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  We are not professors of entrepreneurship, but we are real-life successful entrepreneurs. Rather than retiring with our proceeds from the sale Barefoot Wines, we are devoting our lives to sharing what we have learned, often times the hard way, from our experience starting and growing the … [Read more...]

To Get True Entrepreneurial Culture, Corporations Must Pay for Performance

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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Some of the most popular search terms we see coming from the so-called C-Suite (top corporate executives) these days are, “entrepreneurial culture, employee engagement, and employee empowerment.” Nowadays it seems even the big corporations want to make the shift to a more entrepreneurial culture. … [Read more...]