Blog Posts in 2013

THE 5P'S OF WHOLE COMPANY

I have been working for the past few months on a concept called the 5Ps. The 5Ps explain the 5 basic needs of a whole company, and they help us begin to understand ways in which we can find alignment ...
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DO YOU C.A.R.E. ABOUT PROFIT?

How does CARE make me more money? After all that’s what we are in business for right? Recently I’ve heard a few people say, “Once I make some money, I’ll get into all that CARE stuff” or “That CARE ...
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A FAREWELL FROM OUR FRIEND ERIK PREMONT

Our friend and team member Erik Premont is moving back to Dallas to be with his family. For two years Erik has blessed us all with his presence and his larger-than-life personality. Talk about a ...
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NOT JUST WORDS ON THE WALL!

If your values or guiding principles are important to you, and if you feel they are integral to the way your company should behave and operate, than you need to look for ways to bring them to the ...
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THE RESULTS OF A CULTURE-DRIVEN COMPANY

Here are a few of the benefits that we derive from a company driven by Culture: 1. Team Members who look for ways to go above and beyond to create a remarkable experience for customers and colleagues; ...
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DOES YOUR OFFICE SPACE REFLECT YOUR CULTURE?

Your core values need to be integrated into everything you do as a company. Your actions, systems, reward mechanisms, words and behaviors all must be in alignment them. What about your offices, do ...
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THE POWER OF WRITTEN GOALS

Incredible power is unleashed when you write down your goals. That power seems to be further enhanced when you share them, or make them public. In the July 2012 issue of The Canadian Franchise ...
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NEVER STOP LEARNING

There are many benefits that can be derived from a strong learning or constant improvement culture at your company. Some of the benefits that we’ve experienced are as follows: • Efficiency—Team ...
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LET YOUR SPEECH BE ADMIRABLE

We use the acronym “SPEAK” to describe what it means to speak in a professional manner at work. SPEAK stands for: Sincere, Pragmatic, Emotionally Mature, Admirable, and the proper use of Kinesics ...
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CULTURE BUSTERS!

The best metaphor I’ve heard recently describing the effect of a company culture on a business is that it is analogous to the effect of an “immune system” on the human body. Our bodies are able to ...
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WHATEVER YOU CHASE - RUNS AWAY FROM YOU

People who are overly preoccupied with trying to be healthy or who worry about not getting ill can actually do themselves harm (Hypochondria). Better to focus your energy on improving your diet and ...
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START A COMPANY LIBRARY

Principle #5 – “Learn Something New Every Day and Share it with the Team!” Develop a company library and encourage team members to borrow and read your books. This will demonstrate your commitment to ...
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WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Are you clear on what your main focus should be everyday? Do you have a vision for your company that looks a few years into the future? Is it clear and compelling? Does it excite and inspire you? Is ...
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