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This is What's Really Causing the Retail Apocalypse (It's Not Amazon)
Want to make it out of the retail apocalypse alive? It's time to stop blaming Amazon and start focusing on your customer experience. If any part of your business is brick-and-mortar, there is a threat facing you that could tank your sales--if it hasn't already. And it's not Amazon. It's employees who were never trained on how to interf...
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5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump
For many of us, the dog days of summer aren't a particularly motivated time of the year. It's hot and humid in many parts of the country, so much so that we start to drag our feet in our daily routines--and it can have negative effects on our productivity at work. According to a study by Harvard Business School, increasingly sunny days are di...
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Curiosity Advertising Knows That If They're Not Having Fun, They're Doing it Wrong
"If we're not having fun, we're doing it wrong," he told me as we passed by the bobbleheads of his team members. Five minutes after I met Matt Fischer, I knew I had to have him on the podcast. He's the CEO Curiosity Advertising, an ad agency in Cincinnati with a culture that isn't just ping pong and beer kegs (even though they have those)--it...
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Forget the Corporate Ladder: It's Time to Put You First in Your Career.
When it comes to navigating your career, it's almost never a straight climb up the corporate ladder. There are always hard decisions to make, goals to reconsider and challenges to overcome. Maybe you were anticipating a promotion that you didn't get, and now you need to decide whether to stay in your current role or start applying at other c...
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Want Better Office Culture? Have More Fun and Shorter Meetings.
Trying to create a better office culture? In episode #21 of The Next 24 Hours, you'll hear practical ways to do just that. Does your workplace ever feel divided between teams or dead in the enthusiasm department? You have the power to change that with the right tools. In episode #21, I'm bringing on company culture transformer Joy Van Pa...
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Change Management is the New Leadership
Change is the new normal, and change management is the new leadership. Every company and every organization that I've worked within the past few years has been undergoing major change due to technology, restructuring or rebranding. And they're not just making changes for the sake of change--they're making changes because it's a matter of life...
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In 2019, the Power of Advertising is in the People
Advertising--in the traditional sense--doesn't work anymore. Have you noticed? In general, trends in 2019 don’t start because executives sat in a conference room somewhere and came up with a campaign--they grow organically among pockets of teenagers and corners of the internet. Rockstar brands notice this and map out their marketing strategy bas...
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In My 20 Years as Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I'v...
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In 20 Years as Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I'v...
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In 20 Years as a Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I'v...
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