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Survey Says: Do-over diaries

Ever wished for a time machine to tweak a moment in your past? We asked top executives just that: If you had one do-over,...

Entrepreneur: Meet Lorenzo Bennett

Starting a pet crematory might sound unorthodox, but for Lorenzo Bennett, it was a tidy fusion of both market need and personal interests. His Prairieville-based...

How to safeguard your business this hurricane season

Christian Leach, vice president of commercial insurance at TSL Insurance Group, sat down with Business Report to share his tips for safeguarding your business...

How to make unhappy customers happy

In business, excellent customer service can sometimes be all that stands between merely surviving and truly thriving. Scott Berg, president of Lee Michaels Fine...

Five tips for effective brand marketing

As a senior regional marketing manager for Hancock Whitney Bank, Courtney Hart knows a thing or two about how to effectively market a brand. In...

Is your gut instinct keeping you from your next dream?

When I was in college, I went to an information session at the law school. This moment sticks in my mind because I unexpectedly...

Like sports, business is a competitive game

I love the idea of the customer experience engine. But an engine is not the only useful metaphor for thinking about how to upgrade...

Unleashing your inherent greatness

“It’s easy to find the talent. The key is to find out what’s inside them.” Colorado Rockies senior director of scouting Marc Gustafson told me...

Scott Wozniak: The right seeds for a business to succeed

I talk a lot about how building a business is like building an engine. I even wrote a book on it. But an engine...

The unseen advantage of playing where others are not

A few years ago, my friend’s triplets were looking for a way to earn some money. They settled on a lemonade stand—with a twist....

How to keep things running like clockwork when you’re traveling

Rare is the executive who doesn’t sneak in at least a bit of work while they’re traveling. If you must do it, Inc. magazine offers a few best practices.

Whitney Johnson: Imagining the job that doesn’t exist—yet

Over the years, I’ve talked to many people who landed a job that didn’t exist until they imagined it into being. My first guest when...

Jon Gordon: Struggle leads to strength

My wife calls me ChatJG because whenever she asks me for the right words for one of her social media posts, I can spit...

Employee retention starts before you make the hire

For employers, managing the employee experience is an important part of getting them to stick around, and that process should start before you even...

Unlocking your potential: The unsung heroes of everyday mentorship

AN INSPIRING, CAPABLE mentor is one of life’s great gifts. Few of us will achieve our ambitions without the hands extended to give us a...

Why integrity matters

SPEND JUST A few minutes on social media and you will see a lie that is pervasive in our society. The lie says that...

Want to better manage your life? Manage it as a portfolio of S-curves

WHETHER YOU HAVE money in the market or not, you are an investor—and your most important portfolio is your life. But how do you construct that...

11 traits of the best

IN ADDITION TO speaking to a ton of businesses, hospitals and schools I also get to work with a lot of college and professional...

Losing your job is a new beginning

I WAS FIRED ONCE. I’m not talking about being caught up in a massive layoff (though layoffs can be similar) where hundreds or even thousands...

Purpose-driven goals ignite success

FOR YEARS I chose Organic Valley milk over other brands in the supermarket. I had no idea why until I spoke at their remote...