"…keeping you great"
HEADLINES: (Happy Holidays!)
If an Existing Location isn't Working… — my latest Fortune article encourages businesses to bite the bullet and close unprofitable locations (including international offices) and suggests an alternative approach to picking your next location for expansion. Take 2 minutes to scan the article and plan your next move in 2014.
Leadership Tips from Ron Burgundy! — the non-PC news anchor played by Will Ferrell is back providing a role model for modern day management. Rich Moran, author of Sins and CEOs, offers a list of Ron Burgundy tips for leading an organization in the 17th Century! Read, laugh, and immediately change if you exhibit any of these painful traits Moran outlines in his latest LinkedIn Influencer piece.
Looking for a STEM Gift for Your Daughter? — still have some holiday presents to purchase? Here's an excellent Fortune article highlighting toys for young girls that will spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math – and they are fun!
The Hidden Power of Smiling — Ron Gutman, in this 7 minute TED talk, outlines research which supports the power of smiling — a perfect piece to end 2013 going into the holidays. Thanks to Rabbi Stephen Baars for sharing this with me. Happy Holidays!!
Back January 9, 2014 — …and Happy New Year! I'll be back with more insights in a few weeks – in the meantime I'll be hanging with the family in Miami and Costa Rica reading Why Sinatra Matters (came highly recommended) and The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, an 832 page tome on the "Oracle of Omaha."