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Grit is defined as clenching the teeth in order to keep one’s resolve when faced with unpleasant or painful duty. In short it means not giving up. It’s a word that I’m hearing more and more when interviewing CEO’s; specifically, the lack of it on the part of the...read more
New research proves that companies that get involved in community causes retain their workers longer, have higher employee engagement scores, pay their people more and earn higher profits than those who don’t. Here are the six reason why every business should support...read more
Finding, engaging and keeping the right people continues to be the single biggest challenge facing businesses everywhere. Based on his exhaustive research into more than 220,000 companies Jason reveals five secrets for getting the job done.read more
In the course of everyone’s life there comes a time when they face a challenge, a hardship or a problem that threatens to overwhelm them and they don’t know where or to whom to turn. When that happens to you or someone close to you, you should be armed with three...read more
Retail is in free fall with some forecasts saying the US will have 25-40% less retail space in the next ten years. Then, there’s TJ Maxx and Marshalls with 33 straight quarters of increased sales, annual sales that exceed Nordstrom’s and JC Penny’s combined and a...read more
Testimonials and third party endorsements and are powerful ways of convincing customers they’ve made the right choice, affirms that others have made the choice were pleased and helps them think they’re making a wide decision. This episode will teach you everything you need to know about collecting and using testimonials and endorsements.read more
Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the world. The companies more than 1,200 sales representatives generate more than eight billion in annual revenues for the 350,000 different products which are delivered from the firm’s more than 12 million square feet of warehousing. This is one incredibly company and here’s the story of how they built one of the most extraordinary sales organizations of all time.read more
Edelman is a leading global research and communication company that conducts an annual trust survey. The results this year are shocking. Have a listen.read more
Think about the last compliment you received from someone. I bet it made you feel really good. Years ago, a cashier at a drive through window at a Jack in the Box paid Jason Jennings a compliment that he’s never forgotten; you could even say it was a life changer. To this day Jason can’t drive by the place on Lombard Street, in San Francisco, where the restaurant was located, without smiling a big smile. In this new edition of The Game Changers Jason shares the seven reasons why you should make giving compliments a big part of your life.read more
One of leadership’s commonly followed rules is to keep your cards close to your vest and make everything a big secret. This edition reveals that dinosaur like belief as being plain stupid.read more
Traditional retailers are closing their doors, going out of business and filing for bankruptcy at an unprecedented rate. But, Wal-Mart is still growing and the things they’re doing to stay relevant, profitable and prosperous are must learn lessons for everyone in business.read more
Can a single flap of a butterfly’s wings in the Amazon eventually create a hurricane that destroys homes and kills people in Texas? The Butterfly Effect is a well-respected and widely written about part of Chaos Theory that you should know about when making business decisions. It’ll also make you appear very smart.read more
It’s inevitable that you’re going to disappoint someone and be forced to apologize. In this episode you’ll learn how the world’s best companies handle customer complaints and make certain they don’t happen again.read more
Episode 129: The Three Biggest Secrets: A Preview of Jason’s Commencement Speech to the Final Millennials and the First Gen Z’ers to Graduate.
The day this episode posts Jason will be in Marquette, Michigan delivering the Spring Commencement Address to 1,200 students graduating at Northern Michigan University. In this podcast Jason gives us a preview of the three secrets he’ll be sharing with the final Millennials and the first Gen Z’ers.read more
Way back in 1997, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, wrote a letter to his first shareholders. Contained in that letter were the beliefs he held sacred. Listen and learn how prescient the guiding principles were and how they resulted in building one of the five most valued companies in the US in a remarkably short period of time. In the episode we’ll also compare the twenty year old letter with his most recent letter to shareholders and see what’s changed. You’ll learn a lot you can use.read more
The video went viral and the world watched as a passenger on United Airlines was forcibly removed from his seat, beaten up badly and unceremoniously tossed off the plane. His only offense was that the airline had to get four employees to another airport. Jason, who has flown almost four million miles on the airline and knows the inner workings of the airline explains why having too many rules caused this tragic event to occur.read more
Howard Schultz has stepped down as CEO at Starbucks. The last time he tried to step aside everything went to hell in a hand basket. This edition will tell you why bad things happened when he left and what to be on the lookout for in his replacement and it all ties back to a single basic principle of business.read more
The first members of Generation Z are about to graduate from college this year and they are completely different than their Generation X Millennial predecessors. Learn about the differences between Gen X and Gen Z in this this edition.read more
Uber is the 70 billion dollar Goliath and Lyft the feisty and nimble competitor. But, Lyft has something going for it that Uber doesn’t and it could turn out to be a huge vulnerability and a great case study that might eventually prove that, “it’s not the big that eat the small – It’s the fast that eat the slow.” Here’s another MBA level course in culture.read more
Back in 1958 an Englishman by the name of Cyril Parkinson published a book titled, Parkinson’s Law and The Pursuit of Progress. It was filled with wickedly humorous essays based on his time in the British Civil Service including one about how many people and how much time it took to get something done. Members of British Foreign Office set out to prove his observation and succeeded. It’s truer today than ever. You’ll learn all about people pyramid schemes and bureaucracies.read more
Every organization of more than two people has a culture. It’s either the want they to have and they work on it constantly and if they don’t have a culture one exists by default and any culture that exists by default inevitably becomes toxic. Here’s your MBA level course in culture.read more
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