31 results for tag: Noah Fleming


The Most Critical Things to Do Over the Next Four Months

I've been driving a 50-year-old vehicle for the previous four months. With a massive decrease in travel, border closures, and the pandemic in general, we could make do with the Land Rover being used as our second family car. That said, it will soon be time ...
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How to Prepare Your Business for the Post-Pandemic World

My wife and I are heading out tonight to celebrate our 15-year-anniversary. Time flies. It’s been a great 15 years, and the last nine years with our children have been incredible. I’m looking forward to getting away, even just for the night, and ...
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It’s Never Going “Back to Normal”​ – and That’s a Good Thing!

My wife Heather, who is a teacher, had to learn a lot. Like the rest of the working world, she had to learn how to use tools like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. I helped her learn how to record, edit, and upload videos to a private YouTube channel. She learned how ...
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Don’t Do the Quick Fix…Do the Right Fix

We moved into a 26-year-old home back in November. The home is set on a quiet street. We're on a beautiful lot with woods and a ravine running through the backyard, and views of the lake across the street from the front. My oldest daughter has the best room ...
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Game Over? Keep Playing? Here’s How to Level Up

Sunday was a cold and wet day. The kids were in the basement playing some video games when they called me down to check out a new version of Pac-Man they had found. As I watched them play this new version of Pac-Man, which contained elements of the classic ...
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The Unraveling Sweater – Pull That Thread!

Our house renovations continue. Yesterday we had a bunch of new windows installed. You may remember a few weeks back, what started with an unexpected water leak led to some significant repairs, which led to new windows, which led to additional exterior ...
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Dominate Your Industry By Playing This Simple Game

Prefer to read? Here's the written version... Herb Kelleher was the famous CEO of Southwest Airlines. What I loved about Herb and his management style was that Southwest was one of the few organizations to operate genuinely in line with its core purpose or ...
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The Difference Between Success and Failure is Nothing

A couple of weeks ago, I was at an annual event I haven't missed for eight years. It's a gathering of other folks like me – industry experts, consultants, and change agents who work with some of the largest companies in the world. Of all the fascinating ...
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Smart Strategy or Luck?

Lately, I've been talking to a lot of companies who've been growing at a pretty fast pace over the past 5-10 years. They're starting to get worried that their success has had more to do with a good economy, rather than any particular genius on their ...
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Don’t Let Software Suck the Soul of Your Business

In the past four months, I've talked to, count 'em, 14 companies with failed software-related projects. Most of the time, I’m talking to companies implementing a CRM or other sales-related tools. They're either dumping existing CRMs that aren't being ...
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The Ham Sandwich Test

Almost always, one of the first things I do with my new clients is to help them kick off a straightforward customer engagement or retention process. It’s simple enough that I can have them do it with a pen and paper, and within a single day, we’ve ...
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You Might Want to Sleep on it First!

"You couldn't pay me to step foot in a mattress store ever again."  I said this a couple of years ago after our last mattress showed up on our front door in a box. It was glorious. The entire experience was seamless, and I was promised 100 days to try the ...
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