The Journey of a Team

Apprehension. Confusion. Doubt. A glimmer of hope. Progress. Encouragement. A setback. Learning. Lessons. Unity. Transformation. One. Team. Clarity. Growth. A…

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When your team grows, check your attitude – Part 2

In Part 1, we shadowed Bill as he struggled with the expansion of his marketing team. Two new hires joined…

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When your team grows, check your attitude.

‘Bill’, a marketer, is a good team player for his organization. He seeks training when it’s available and always extends…

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Lou Malnati’s: Bringing exceptional service to your doorstep

It’s pizza night. You pick up the phone and dial-up your local Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Little Caesar’s. The pizza’s…

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Wake up, the dog’s ready to run

When the alarm sounds, it might as well be a starting gun. As I stumble down the stairs, my knees…

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Why Not Dig a Hole For Your Soul?

The waves crashed melodiously, relentlessly on the beach. Time’s ceaseless, forward push seemed to whisper: “Our days are numbered, but…

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That’s not my department.

Responsibility; ownership; accountability; these themes sound weighty, and they are; being responsible, accountable, with an ‘owner’s mindset’ is tough to…

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Part 2: M is for Marketing on the Internet in the mid-90s

  In our first installment back into the time machine with Internet Marketing in the 90s, we cruised through letters…

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How I stumble every day

To admit blindspots is the first step towards improvement, right? OK; let’s dive in. Let busyness get the best of…

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Fishing’s got me hook, line, and sinker.

I reached back and threw the baited hook into the distance like a Nolan Ryan fastball. The fishing line fell…

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Make your business card a connection point

If you are like me, you’ve collected hundreds of business cards over the years. Some of the data from these…

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2 simple tips to make your trade shows magnificent

Over the past 12+ months, I’ve had the fun, enriching opportunity to represent VersionOne at a variety of conferences and…

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I wouldn’t do your job for all the money in the world.

On a typical day, you’ll encounter a wide variety of people, performing many different roles. Susan, the perky red-haired Starbucks…

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Work like a dog today

Our dog, Ruby is a special girl. Every morning, I rise before the sun, and jog along the streets of…

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No one waits by the mailbox anymore

No one waits by the mailbox anymore. Waiting by the mailbox is a lost activity. Convenience and immediacy rule the…

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The secret to a more tranquil airport

Juan Alvarado please report to the check-in desk. Attention: For your safety, please keep your bags next to you at…

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5 ways to stay engaged at work

The alarm clock beeps and it’s time for another day at work. Stumbling out of bed, you shake sleep from…

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Life lessons from a pint-size soccer pitch

I was nervous. It was soccer game day for teams named Tigers, Kickers, Dolphins, Yellowjackets. I’d hung up my soccer…

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The American life: dealing with forks in the road

You aren’t living anywhere if you aren’t making choices every day. Honestly, I am thankful that we have choices; many…

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A perilous moment in Round Rock, Texas

It’s not often that opportunity comes whizzing by your head, but on one mild spring night in Texas, it came…

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