“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” Tony Robbins

By Don Tomoff | Change is constant. Embrace it or not - your future depends on it. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”

The Long History of the Fight Against Uber

Most people know the story of the Luddites, but it is still a tale worth repeating, especially in light of recent protests over Uber. Luddites were skilled artisans and other laborers in early-nineteenth-century England who rebelled against changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. The …

Om Malik

High-Tech Tools Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Advanced tools for creating and testing new products and the operations that will make them are all around us. They are not only changing the economics of innovation and operations, they are also pushing the frontier of what’s possible.<p>Airplanes and cars are designed, modeled, and simulated on …

Coca-Cola Workers No Longer Have To Listen To Voice Mails And We're All Jealous

Voice mail is dying, and the world’s largest soda maker just pounded another nail in its coffin.<p>As of last month, most employees at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters and its technology plaza nearby no longer have access to voice mail on their office phones. The soda giant gave workers the option to …

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article,”Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major corporate change programs remains essentially unchanged — it still hovers at …

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<b>Niels Pflaeging</b><p><b>Title:</b> Advisor, Speaker, Author <b><br>Company:</b> nielspflaeging.<p>(<i>Advisor, Speaker, Author</i> at nielspflaeging.) | Jan 5, 2015<p><b>Five key insights</b> …

Management

The Chaos of Change: 3 Keys to Leading Through Transitions

We all know managing change is never easy, but you can do a better job of leading during transitions by tapping the strengths of the existing culture.<p>How often do change initiatives succeed? Not often enough. A 2013 survey of global senior executives by Strategy&/Katzenbach Center reveals that the …

RadioShack CFO Jumps Sinking Ship

With RadioShack likely heading to bankruptcy, the company announced this morning that its CFO, John Feray, who was brought on board only seven months …

Progressive's Jeff Charney promotes disruptive thinking at Content Marketing World 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "More has changed in the last five years than in the last 100 years combined," said Jeff Charney, chief marketing officer for …

Is Disruptive Innovation Crossing the Chasm or Jumping the Shark?

Living in Silicon Valley, the word disruption is heard as often as “please” and “not a problem.” I’m exaggerating of course, but in all seriousness, …

The Hidden Dangers of Complacency

When something works, the temptation is to settle into a comfortable rhythm and let it keep working. But this is probably the last thing you should …

If It Ain't Broke, Fix It Anyway: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing The Industrial Enterprise

In my last piece, I explored how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the consumer product landscape. But even greater advances are being made in industry as Cloud computing and Big Data processing allows the enterprise sector to gain efficiencies never before realized.<p>When it comes to the …

The One Mental Approach You Need to Succeed

Perhaps you’ve heard this sort of thinking before: “Praise your child for their effort, not for their intelligence.”<p>This comes from papers like …

Self-improvement

If Change is Inevitable–Is Progress Optional? Four Education Institutions Opting for Progress

<i>“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.</i>” Tony Robbins<p>The above quote from author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins sums up Dr. Richard …

Dow posts largest weekly gain in 3 months

Jun 9, 2018<br>4:56 AM<p>Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., which was spun off in 2012 by Sears Holdings Corp., said Friday it plans to close up to 100 of its 882 stores this quarter to reduce costs. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based appliance, hardware and lawn-and-garden retailer announced the cuts …

3 Ways To Be An Effective Self-Leader

You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself, and you can’t lead yourself without the right tools.<p>It’s hard to lead others if you don’t know how to lead yourself. This applies not only in business but also in your personal life.<p>I had to re-examine the concepts of self-leadership recently when I …

7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change

Learning isn’t done through memorization or new knowledge–it’s in your actions every day. Here’s how you might be standing in your own way.<p>Face it: We’re all just a bunch of old dogs trying to learn new tricks. Whether we’re making resolutions, trying to gain new skills or vowing to kick bad …

Moving Forward...

Does anyone use Voicemail anymore?<p>A recent Huffington Post article showed a voicemail usage pie-chart - indicating, I check VM and listen to the …

Your relationship with the future | Seth's Blog

Some people believe that tomorrow is likely to be better. Better opportunities, better technology, a brave new day to make a new kind of …

Moving Forward...

To Succeed in 2014, Diversify or Die

U.S. executives forecast growth in 2014, but diversifying and new tools will be critical to getting there.<p>The year ahead is all about diversifying, diversifying, diversifying as many of you prepare to hire and grow--or so says a new survey of U.S. CEOs.<p>For its annual global CEO survey, …

Emerging Markets

60 Quotes that Will Change the Way You Think

In your quiet moments, what do you think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or your weaknesses? The best that …

10 Ways to Ensure Epic Change Failures

by Robert S. TiptonMost approaches to managing, mandating, or dictating change just don’t work, and some create catastrophically bad outcomes. …

Leadership

BONUS: Epic Change Failure Cause Number 11

11. Drop the Bomb and Wait for the Sheep <i>BTW — didn’t this guy get the memo that there’s something HAZARDOUS here? Talk about a bad lie — and an epic</i> …

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5 Ways Intrapreneurs Can Make The Business Case For Change At Their Company

By Maggie De Pree6 minute Read<p>In the world of social good, pitching is 90% of the battle–enrolling others into the change you believe. Gandhi did …

Entrepreneurship

Keynote Leadership Speaker & Best-Selling Author

Top-Ranked Leadership Keynote Speaker Mark Sanborn: <br>Developing Leaders in Business and in Life<p>Clients who book motivational speaker Mark Sanborn for …

The Three Toughest Barriers to Change

We run into a lot of different barriers to change, but there are three that have proved to be tougher to overcome than the rest: 1) Suffering in …

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