A new way to listen

The next conversation you have today with a coworker, direct report or boss, think about what you are listening to as they talk to you. Be honest. Are you focused on their words or are you; listening for opportunities to sound intelligent listening for a chance to sound funny listening to get information you want […]

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Understanding the new recording rules for lease accounting

FASB has issued some new rules on how corporate leases should be recorded. Even though this change officially takes effect in 2019 and 2020, an understanding of this change and the planning it will require makes this a current and important topic for many companies throughout the country. We sat down with one of the […]

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Google Versus Amazon?

With everyone scrambling to get in front of the retail evolution, it was a pleasure to hear a talk at last week’s New York AdWeek by Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce and Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google SVP Ads & Commerce. A shout out goes to Fortune Executive Editor Adam Lashinsky who did a terrific job […]

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Story telling is dead

This title of a talk given this afternoon by Mastercard CMO Raja Rajamannar at New York’s Advertising Week was a contrarian statement aimed at raising awareness of the need for advertisers to find a different way to connect to their customers. No, story telling is not dead. Instead Rajamannar made the point that given the […]

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The firepower of debriefing

I recently had the pleasure of hearing David “Finch” Guenthner speak about a topic from which all of us in business can learn. Finch is a 2003 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and while serving on active Air Force duty, he accrued almost 2000 hours in the F-16C Fighting Falcon and the […]

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Simon Sinek on why good leaders make you feel safe

You may know Simon Sinek from his remarkable book called Start With Why. He has also done two TED talks on leadership in which he makes some interesting points about the role of a leader and the difference between being the boss and being an inspiring leader. His most recent talk focuses on the quality […]

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Summer reading recommendations for pleasure and profit

A study by Miner and Company found that summer “streaming” lists are starting to replace summer reading lists. 85% have some sort of ‘Summer Streaming List’ with the shows/series they want to watch on vacation this summer compared to 76% who have a ‘Summer Reading List’. By all means, feel free to indulge in the […]

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Four solutions for a struggling restaurant industry

According to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), for the first time ever, fast food (limited service) restaurants do better than full-service restaurants. As an additional sign of full-service restaurant woes, just a year ago that category was rated among the top four industries tracked by the ACSI, but they now […]

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The growing power of Out of Home advertising

New Orleans was home to over one thousand attendees ranging from media providers to agencies to advertisers gathered in from May 15 –17 to discuss the current state of the U.S. Out of Home (OOH) industry. Our own Jessica Chappell, VP, Director, Out of Home, attended and reported back the following state of OOH media. […]

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Preparing for the upcoming change in lease accounting

There is a big change on the horizon relative to how a company must account for its leases.  Based on pressure from the SEC and other stakeholders, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a new standard requiring the “off balance sheet” liabilities associated with leases be recorded on a company’s balance sheet. If […]

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