The 2016 Misery Olympics

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

I love the term “Misery Olympics” and wish I’d thought of it first. Google it and you will get “about 660,000” results, but who has time to get to the bottom of that rabbit hole? […]

Local Need Not Equal Yokel

August 4, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

As a child of not-the-90s, I grew up watching reruns of Leave It to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, and Get Smart on the local UHF channel. Which means most of the commercials interrupting my […]

Trust Issues

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

The data is overwhelming. Employee retention depends on one question: Do team members trust their team leader? In a virtually full-employment market like Omaha, trust is obviously an issue worth discussing. Trust doesn’t just determine […]

The Secret Sauce of Super Success

July 26, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

I hope the overly alliterative title tipped you off that I will not, except possibly in jest, divulge the recipe to any sort of magical marketing elixir (patent pending). And it is not because I’m […]

Your Brand vs. The World

April 26, 2016 · Posted In: Business, Opinion

Do you know who your competition is? This is not a trick question. Nor am I expecting you to answer in the negative (although if you did I’d like to interview for that CMO position […]

Retaining Your Rock Stars

December 22, 2015 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

The fastest way for companies to drive away rock star talent is well documented: micromanage them. To retain them forever? Also well documented: coach them. Well documented by whom, you ask? None other than two […]

The Secret Sauce of Super Success

July 17, 2015 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, Publications

Article published in Summer 2015 B2B. I hope the overly alliterative title tipped you off that I will not, except possibly in jest, divulge the recipe to any sort of magical marketing elixir (patent pending). […]

That Damn Ernie Chambers!

July 3, 2015 · Posted In: Leaders, Omaha Magazine, Opinion, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. My 88-year-old mother-in-law had never visited the Nebraska State Capitol in her 40 years of living in the state. She mentioned this often during a long visit to […]

The Grandpa Chronicles

June 26, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Opinion, Publications

Article originally published in June 2015 Her Family. Clouds can be real jerks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for them when playing a lazy afternoon game of scanning the skies for accidental compositions that […]

Lord Acton Said it Best

June 25, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Humor, Opinion, Publications

I’ve never owned a video camera of any kind. Okay, so I’ve just been reminded that my cell phone gizmo has such a device, but having never used it I still qualify as a video […]


 
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