In a recent piece on the Saporta Report, Robinson professor Nathan Bennett challenges people early in their careers to demonstrate they are worth their leader’s investment.
Access to affordable high-quality advice can enhance the effectiveness of any company. One way for any size organization to obtain high-quality advice is via an advisory board.
An advisory board is a group of independent people who provide advice and support to the owners/management of a business. It is different from a board of directors.… more »
Sept. 10 was Truett Cathy’s funeral. It was a wonderful celebration of the life of the founder of Chick-fil-A and brought back many memories for me personally.
I have been blessed by having the opportunity to do marketing consulting for Chick-fil-A for the past 34 years. When I started, there were only 35 employees in… more »
It seems like every article about marketing these days is focused on Big Data or marketing metrics. All of them describe the need for marketers to take more advantage of the increasing amounts of data available. I argued in one of my columns last year that what is needed is not more data, but more… more »
Headline after headline recently documents the decline in trust by U.S. consumers. Consider the following:
The Harris Poll 2014 Reputation Quotient study reports that less than half the population trusts companies to act responsibly with their private data. Six in 10 have decided not to do business with a company based upon something they learned… more »
Last month I had the opportunity to hear Mike Moynihan, VP of Marketing for LEGO Systems, the U.S. division of the Danish construction toy company, talk about his company’s turnaround. The 82-year-old company had lost its way, and by 2005 sales had declined by 40 percent in 2 years. The company was losing more than… more »
Ken Bernhardt lists some lessons that would benefit any business from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
There are many different frameworks and methodologies for strategic planning. Bernhardt describes the process that he has found works well for all types of organizations.
Ken Bernhardt shares highlights from co(lab), a Collaboration Leadership Summit.
Every few years marketers get turned onto a “hot” new marketing book. A decade ago it was Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, which described how ideas, products, and behaviors spread like viruses do.
It described The Law of the Few (the role played by connectors and mavens), The… more »