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THE WHO had it right: Your business model will probably die before you get old!

By Jim Carroll
Will you survive? People don’t have a lot of confidence that their business model is going to stay the same. Watch this clip where I’m polling a retail audience on that very question…. With that, I give you must list of the 24 Drivers of Disruption. Read the list – and take a look at your business and the assumptions by which you operate. Will you survive the tsunami? If not, what do you need to change – NOW? You’ll find the list over at ...
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Daily Inspiration: "The future is your finish line!"

By Jim Carroll
"The future is your finish line!" – My Cousin Ken Keeley My newly-via-DNA discovered cousin made this comment yesterday in a thread in which he had posted my daily quote from yesterday. It immediately caught my attention – it's a brilliant observation! (Newly found cousin? It's a long story; suffice it to say, we 'discovered' our mutual great-grandfather via a DNA match a few months ago when I had keynote in Connecticut. I'll blog the full story one day with the most fascinating detail ...
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Live Inspired Podcast: Have You Ever Felt Stuck? (Get Unstuck ep. 152)

By John O'Leary
Laura Gassner Otting shares energetic insights to help you redefine success and live inspired with John O’Leary on the Live Inspired Podcast.Have you ever felt stuck? That you're "just" a teacher, dad, stay-at-home mom, accountant That there's more for you to achieve? Or are you achieving what you set out for, but still don't feel fulfilled? My guest today reminds us that your definition of success needs to change with you and with time + will give you tips on how to get ...
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In My 20 Years as Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor

By Curtis Zimmerman
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I've been speaking at new student Welcome Week for several years. On our call she said she had good news for me--but it wasn't that they ...
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In 20 Years as Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor

By Curtis Zimmerman
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I've been speaking at new student Welcome Week for several years. On our call she said she had good news for me--but it wasn't that they were ...
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In 20 Years as a Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor

By Curtis Zimmerman
PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was greeted on the other end of the line by the ever-sunny Sarah Allen. She's the Director of Campus Involvement at Mercyhurst University, where I've been speaking at new student Welcome Week for several years. On our call she said she had good news for me--but it wasn't that they ...
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Daily Inspiration: ""You'll always have an opportunity to turn things around!"

By Jim Carroll
"You'll always have an opportunity to turn things around!" – #Futurist Jim Carroll Although I'm not a 'motivational' speaker, but a futurist, a good part of my job on stage is to motivate people! Not in some sort of abstract way, but with real information on the trends that will impact them, and the innovation strategies they need to pursue to align themselves to those trends. In that way, I motivate my audiences to success by aligning to obvious future trends. ...
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How To Really Drive Change At Work

By Jacob Morgan
Long hours, bad cubicles, tedious work, toxic culture -- there are a lot of reasons why people would want to make a change within their organization. Change can be something as small as getting the office supplies you need or as big as revamping the corporate culture and brand, but no matter the size, change can have a big impact on the morale, growth, and revenue of a company. Change is especially important as we march towards the future of work, as the rate of change is sure to speed up and ...
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How To Become A Motivational Speaker

By Josh Sundquist
People contact me all the time to ask how to become a motivational speaker.It's a great question. Because it's a really, really great job.So I've decided to answer it once and for all in an epic-length post where I will tell you literally everything you need to know to about how to become a motivational speaker. I'll cover:The components of a motivational speechThe most common misconception about getting started in this careerHow to develop your starter marketing kitWhere to find your first few ...
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The Employee Reward Philosophy That Equals Higher Retention

By Bruce Tulgan
Congratulations! That great new person has been hired to your team - and they are eager to start adding a ton of value. As a highly-engaged leader, you understand how to create an upward spiral of performance very well: define performance standards, spell out expectations, collaborate on next steps and benchmarks, follow up and adjust. That structure and support goes a long way toward engaging and developing today's best talent. You just hope that great new hire decides to ...

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