You don’t get to the long-term without short-term success…

https://quotefancy.com/quote/1609021/Nick-Saban-Focus-on-the-process-of-what-it-takes-to-be-successful One of the toughest challenges a business faces is balancing between the short term and the long term. For too many organizations, everything is always short term. We get pulled from one fire to the next, never allowing our long term priorities to take hold. For too many organizations, the opposite can occur as well. You get bogged down …

Why The Indianapolis Colts Rebranding Effort May Not Work

  My audience must know me because I received a number of emails about the story about the Indianapolis Colts’ new branding efforts under the banner of #COLTSFORGED. I was pretty excited to see a team really emphasize branding because I have been pretty adamant in many forums that the brand of these teams is everything and in many cases …

Process Goals, Again!

We are quickly moving up on football season now and so I think it is a good time to remind you that one important aspect of goal setting is that you should be focused on your process of improvement.  If you have been in here a long time, you know I am an Alabama Crimson Tide guy and that Nick …

Creating Value For Your Fans…

My background has always been in entertainment, hospitality, and events. So I find myself reading the sports business press and the sports press with an eye towards how to improve the fan experience.  And, as has become a constant refrain, attendance is down in most sports and fans are finding that it is better to stay home and watch games …

3 Business Lessons You Should Learn From Nick Saban

After several weeks of hand wringing by Alabama fans (count me in), Coach Nick Saban recently signed a contract extension that is likely to make him college football’s first 7M a year coach.  Because of the increased attention, I felt like now was a good time to take a look at 3 business lessons you can take from the coach …

Take a Look At Yourself, You Are a Risk Taker

Granted, I stole the title from a section in Seth Godin’s new workbook based on Poke The Box, but the sentiment is still mine and true to you.   In the workbook Seth calls everyone a risk taker.  Then, he asks you to think about what you have done that could be considered risky.   For me, I’ve accepted risky …

Leadership Today Is Almost Laughable…

To say that Washington, DC hasn’t really been known for the strength of its leadership for quite some time would be an understatement. That being said, the move by the House Republicans to gut the independent ethics office under the disguise of “reform” is just another in a long line of laughable signs of “leadership” around the country over the last …