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      THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FOR YOUR COMPANY YOU SHOULDN’T MAKE.

      THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FOR YOUR COMPANY YOU SHOULDN’T MAKE.

      It’s now upon us. The time for New Year Resolutions—the ultimate motivational tool. Starting fresh. Renewing the year by resolving that this year your company will achieve this, accomplish that, and be the first at having it all. Sound reasonable? Many...

      Charlie Katz - January 7, 2020

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      The Secret to Being a Happy CEO in 2020

      The Secret to Being a Happy CEO in 2020

      If you’re a company leader looking for happiness in your organization, the answer may be right around the corner. Need a hint: think “employees.” They may hold the secret to your own happiness. How do you make employees (and you)...

      The Insidious Damage of a Culture War in a Mid-Size Company

      The Insidious Damage of a Culture War in a Mid-Size Company

      Culture wars in business.  As with all wars, a culture war is something to be feared. Unlike noisy wars, this war can be more insidious, quietly affecting morale, teamwork, and productivity. If you’re the top gun in a mid-size company,...

      Why Innovation Won’t Make You the Category Leader

      Why Innovation Won’t Make You the Category Leader

      If you’re in management, I’m certain you’ve heard and read about this buzzword a thousand times a day—innovation. Innovation is the key to category dominance. Just leap on the treadmill of coming up with breakthrough products and your dominance is...

      To Achieve Your Company's Mission, Your Employees Need to Believe in It.

      To Achieve Your Company's Mission, Your Employees Need to Believe in It.

      Very likely you started your business with a mission, a purpose. Undoubtedly, that purpose included making gobs of money. Early retirement wouldn’t be bad, either. But there was more. You had a dream, a vision of what you wanted to...

      Avoid Failure By Planning for Failure

      Avoid Failure By Planning for Failure

      No doubt you remember this Robert Burns from your English Lit class: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,Gang aft agley.An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,For promis’d joy!  Or, in plain English, “The best laid plans.” Failing...

      More or Less. The Paradox of Choice

      More or Less. The Paradox of Choice

      Barry Schwartz, in his acclaimed book Paradox of Choice and his Ted Talk on the topic, lays out the premise that offering too many choices could be self-defeating. I’ll quote Schwartz directly: Paralysis is the consequence of having too many choices....

      What To Do When Your Mid-size Business Is Thrown A Curve Ball?

      What To Do When Your Mid-size Business Is Thrown A Curve Ball?

      Life is full of curve balls, right. Especially in business. But your management reflexes are good. You manage to connect enough times to stay in the game. Walk off the field with a win. Ever try and hit a curve...

      The Commercial Real Estate Industry and Information Overload

      The Commercial Real Estate Industry and Information Overload

      The Commercial Real Estate industry has long recognized the value of information that removes decision making from the sphere of instinct and speculation to one of absolutes. The information is there. And, it continues to grow thanks to the growing...