Forced Reinvention…the affects of 911 on our business

Posted in: Leadership, Marketing, Sales- Mar 09, 2013 1 Comment

By. Rene F. Rodriguez, CEO Twitter:  @ReneNME There are few things in life that are as exciting as watching and idea take shape and become reality.  Recently, I found a piece of paper that reminded me  how I first got in sales training.  Below is a short version of the story. *The names of the […]

Who are you? and Why?

Posted in: Articles, Communication, Leadership, Marketing- Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

Seems like a simple enough question. Who am I? Well, I’m a father, son, friend, sales professional and a few other things. I’m quite sure if I were to ask you the same question, you could come up with similar answers, all of which would be perfectly valid. Now let me challenge you. Who are you in the business world?… […]

Strategic Thinking: Why Most Small Business Owners Don’t Do It Enough

Posted in: Change, Leadership, Strategic Planning- Mar 30, 2012 No Comments

  BY EXPERT BLOGGER ETHAN HALE | 03-28-2012 | reposted from: http://www.fastcompany.com/1826497/strategic-thinking-why-most-small-business-owners-don-t-do-it-enough As a business owner or manager, there are basically two ways in which you can spend your time. The first is working within the business. This includes every level of operations, from customer service to sales to production to accounting. The second option is strategic thinking–high level […]

Vision of a Regenerative Work Culture

Posted in: Change, Engagement, Leadership- Aug 08, 2010 1 Comment

Key performance factors are common in a Regenerative Work Culture. This vision describes a few of them: A Site and/or Business Vision and Mission guides the work •    The Mission and Vision have been communicated throughout the entire organization •    People know how their role contributes to the Mission and Vision and customers •    Each […]

Rene Rodriguez on Employee Engagement

Posted in: Engagement, Leadership- Aug 08, 2010 No Comments

The 2003  Towers Perrin Report on Engagement, plus several dozen rigorous studies,  have shown that when Employee Engagement improves, Revenue Increases  and the Cost of  Goods Sold Decreases. <strong>A 10% improvement in  Engagement creates a 1% improvement in revenue … and a 3% improvement in  profitability. </strong> We believe that employee engagement and  resilience are […]

What is a Culture of Engagement?

Posted in: Engagement, Leadership- Aug 07, 2010 2 Comments

Generate Quality Results with a Culture of Engagement and Vitalization The proven Volentum approach makes it easier to grow and change through vitalized, energetic work cultures of engagement. The Volentum approach builds upon group strengths, stimulating rapid problem solving of real issues and building or repairing trust and teamwork. The results are reduced conflict, change […]

The "Worth-Your-Time" Test

Posted in: Leadership, Time- May 19, 2010 No Comments

As I was doing my morning peruse of Facebook and Twitter feeds, I ran across an article shared by my good friend and colleague (and marketing guru) Torry Burdick. The title was “The Worth-Your Test”. It caught my attention because I have been wrestling with this question for the so long. How do you determine […]

So what is "time" anyway?

Posted in: Leadership, Time, Videos- Apr 21, 2010 1 Comment

“We’re not late, we’re on Cuban time…” If you grew up in any Latin home, you would know exactly what “Cuban time” means.  It was one  of my favorite phrases to say growing up and into adulthood. “Cuban time” is defined as the length of time, usually between 15 minutes and 1 hour 42 minutes, […]

Improving Engagement Improves Revenues

Posted in: Change, Engagement, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Videos- Jan 28, 2010 No Comments

  The 2003 Towers Perrin Report on Engagement, plus several dozen rigorous studies, have shown that when Employee Engagement improves, Revenue Increases and the Cost of Goods Sold Decreases. A 10% improvement in Engagement creates a 1% improvement in revenue … and a 3% improvement in profitability. We believe that employee engagement and resilience are […]

No Such Thing As A ‘Born Leader,’ Study In Fish Finds

Posted in: Leadership, Videos- Nov 01, 2009 No Comments

ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2009) — Followers are just as important to good leadership as are the leaders themselves, reveals a new study of stickleback fish published online on January 29th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.By randomly pairing fish of varying degrees of “boldness,” the researchers showed that each member of a pair adopts […]

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