So You Want to Buy A Competitor?

The recent news of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods brought pause to my day.  Not because I realized, inevitably, we will all be living in the United States of Amazon.  No, because my company is two months removed from our recent acquisition of a competitor, and I wondered if locked in a room with…

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Trust: The Overlooked Ingredient to a Successful Culture

When I was 30 years old, I was given the task of chairing the negotiating committee for my organization.  I suspect this was mostly an honorary title, since my boss was also on the team and sent me into battle with the inspiring speech, “I’ll be right there to make sure you don’t burn the…

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How Disney Controls the Weather and You Can Too

My first trip to Disney World took place when I was 36 years old.  My ex-wife, along with her parents, celebrated my daughter’s fourth birthday with a family vacation.  It was a brutally hot day, and as it’s prone to do in Florida, storms threatened.  Finally, the sky’s opened up and we joined the masses…

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Would You Do Your Own Elevator Maintenance?

When I was just starting out in my career, I attended a meeting with my then boss.  We met our hosts in the main entrance of this gorgeous 18th century home that had been completely renovated and brought up to code so this non-profit organization could use it for their office space.  The non-profit CEO…

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Showing Your Employees Appreciation

I recently connected with an old friend, and during the inevitable “I barely remember you” small talk portion of our reunion, the topic turned to our current occupations.  When I explained to him that I was in the business of creating events for organizations to help them build a stronger company culture, I could almost…

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It’s Not Too Late!

Have the summer months swept you away before you’ve even had a chance to start planning this year’s company holiday party? Whether you’re looking for an exclusive venue, out-of-the-box celebration or simply a warm, family-friendly gathering for the entire office, it’s not too late. With a little creativity, flexibility and ingenuity, your perfect holiday celebration…

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The company holiday party is back.

Happy Holidays? That’s right, just when you think you’ve survived another holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about the next. Really? Yes, really. In fact, if you haven’t already booked your venue for this year’s company holiday party, you might be behind the curve. Book now. With only three available weekends in the most…

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