Archive for for July, 2018

Creating a Culture of Doing Business Effectively(™):  Including the Right People

July 20, 2018

***This post is part of a series of on how to Do Business Effectively(™).  R. Shawn McBride helps business Do Business Effectively(™).***

Part of Doing Business Effectively(™) is including the right people in your organizations.

We recommend two main (interrelated) strategies to make sure you have the right people with your organization: selective hiring and use of the Promotability Process(™) … Read the rest

Lessons Of Change: How Can We Be Better At It?

July 19, 2018

Change is part of our world. And change typically comes in two big ways: external forced change or internally driven change (which, ironically, is often driven by external change).

Change is predicted to become a bigger part of our lives soon.

Many people feel the pace of change in the world has increased in our lifetimes. Electrification and the car … Read the rest

Creating a Culture of Doing Business Effectively(™):  Thinking Different

July 10, 2018

***This post is part of a series of on how to Do Business Effectively(™).  R. Shawn McBride helps business Do Business Effectively(™).***

I had a long discussion today with one of my business partners about thinking different in business and the push and pull between standards (for an organization) and uniqueness (for individuals).

But one thing is for certain. If … Read the rest

Why Your Big Goal Shouldn’t Be Your Focus

July 9, 2018

I am all about goals. And I think you should spend time to think about your big goals – like what will your life look like in 10 years – or 15 years.

So it might come as a big surprise to you that I will tell you that your big goal shouldn’t be your focus.

It should be the … Read the rest

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

July 8, 2018

There is no arguing that computers are making amazing advances. A few weeks ago Google unveiled Google Duplex that used a computer to call and make a hair appointment followed by an attempt to make a reservation at a restaurant. Attendees at the live event gasped and clapped at the technology.

How nice to have a computer call and make … Read the rest

The Struggle of New Skills

July 6, 2018

If we are truly growing and learning we are developing new skills.  But developing new skills can be hard. Very hard.

Secretly I think this is why most people don’t succeed.

Because it’s easy to stay in your current habits and patterns. It’s hard to look at what needs to change and make a change.

Charles Duhigg’s book The Power … Read the rest

Building Online Training:  Offering the Beta

July 2, 2018

One of the hardest things in business is getting from the theoretical to the applied. Getting from talking in a room and thinking about what customers might want to actually helping customers.

And this can be a real challenge for online training.

So how do you bridge the gap?

Enter the Beta

Beta testing is key – get some customers … Read the rest

Separating From Work

July 1, 2018

It’s been another Sunday.

It’s funny how many of my business friends that are making it to the next level are giving up working on Sunday. Some are even turning off their phone for the day.

I am not so mechanical on my days off but I think they are needed.  This Saturday and Sunday for me has been about … Read the rest

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