Bob Koehler is a motivational speaker who hails from my small hometown of Fonthill, Ontario. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Anthony Robbins and Jann Arden. There’s a quote that he references in every talk he gives and it’s resonated with me from the moment I first
Ever heard the expression “an elephant in the room”? It’s something that everyone knows exists but no one wants to acknowledge because dealing with it is too difficult or painful. It could be an issue, a decision, an office policy or even someone’s character trait.
It’s amazing how often I’m asked the question, “What makes a great marketer”? Whether it’s a new employee, students looking for career advice, fellow entrepreneurs or even clients, the question is asked because marketing is a tough position to pin down.
It’s normal to live your life trying to avoid pain. It’s much more socially acceptable to embrace happiness as the goal for your life and all marketers (myself included) reinforce this philosophy by touting the benefits of products and services to help you achieve it.
No matter who or what is being led – a small team, an entire department, a small business or a large enterprise – every leader needs to bring clarity to a strategy in order for it to be successful. Why? Author and speaker, Andy Stanley, says it best: people
It was the most interesting three-minute conversation I’ve had in years. It was also a stark reminder about an important lesson I’ve learned as a marketer and a business owner: where is a company’s focus now versus where it should be.
It’s not the Canadian way to say anything negative about our beloved national sport but when it comes to fighting in hockey – it’s the DVD of the sport.
This week at my TEC (The Executive Committee) meeting we had a great guest speaker, Al Killeen. Al is a successful executive coach from Boulder, Colorado, and I like to think he’s living proof that there are more than just retired hippies living there. And, after listening to Al