A PR expert’s advice on public relations, Gen Z and AI

It doesn’t take a genius–but we have one anyway! And he’s here to help you understand your organization’s messaging, the next generation of workers and artificial intelligence.   Introducing Mike and Mark’s friend and colleague, Baylor University lecturer Matthew Brammer.  After marketing communication and PR roles (including a long stint with the National Hot Rod Association), Matthew began helping clients …

Just in time for the new year: Want to change something? Do this math

Mike and Mark are both surprised they haven’t made an episode about this fundamental method to ensure you or your team make a change: the Change Formula.  Hat tip to one of our mentors, Greg Tanski, for introducing us to this short, memorable and life-changing tool.  Questions? Comments? Ideas for future episodes … or interview subjects? Email Mike and Mark.

“Heroic in how we do business”

I’m still reading Alexis de Tocqueville. And I’m still blown away by how accurately his “Democracy in America” calls out what makes America great–and what someday might be our Achilles heel. Today’s post is just to remind Americans that we have some distinct qualities, things that rightly make us proud. Such as: cutting costs. Stay with me! There is no …

Podcast 91: How do you handle toxic high producers?

From our case files: dealing with THPD (Toxic High Producer Dilemma). How do you measure someone’s negative effects on your culture against their positive effect on your bottom line? What options do you have? What will you have to commit to to handle it? All this and more on today’s episode. We would love your questions and comments for future …

Can you change?

Do you believe you can change? Exercising. Flossing. Coaching. Making art. Dusting. Reading. Meditating. Can you improve habits such as these? Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self control. How about these and other virtues? Can you grow in them? Resolute. Affirming. Adaptive. Pioneering. Influencing. Steady. Conscientious. What about your very personality? Can you change it? Should you? …

Podcast 80: Why tripping over the truth is the key to change

If you and your team need to change, you’ll require a “significant emotional event.” Have you put yourselves in a position to “trip over the truth?” Resources mentioned in this episode: Andy Stanley’s interview with Horst Schulze (Ritz-Carlton) Why are your people here? (“building a cathedral”)   We would love your questions and comments for future episodes: Email Mike and …