Workplace culture is too important to leave to chance

Workplace culture is too important to leave to chance

Posted On June 28, 2019

We all know – or we say we know – that workplace culture is important. Not only important, really, but critical to the success of a company or organization. But how many CEOs or other company leaders are actually being proactive and deliberate about creating the culture within their organizations? Our guest in this recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” David Friedman of High Performing Culture LLC, says that number is surprisingly low. “Every other aspect of our business that we would say is critical – our finances, our strategic planning, our operations, our sales – we’re really… Read More

Categories: What's Working with Cam Marston, Workplace

More Cigar Smokers Today Than Ever. And Jeff Zeiders Knows How To Reach Them.

Posted On June 24, 2019

Jeff Zeiders and his business partner began in an entrepreneurial bid to match a person’s preferred tastes to the cigars they’ll enjoy. It began with a simple series of questions to be answered which then led to the company’s algorithm suggesting cigars. Today the company continues to grow fueled by Millennial customers who appreciate the hand picked selections, the careful packaging, and the descriptions included in each shipment. Worldwide, more cigars are being smoked today than ever before and Jeff and his team plan to ride this wave as far as it will take them. Check out this episode!

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Cockrell’s Body Shop is Three Generations into Returning Your Car to Like New

Posted On June 17, 2019

For three generations, Cockrell’s Body Shop has served car owners in the Mobile area and continue to do so today. While the technology that we rely on to run our cars has changed, Tim and his team have not been left behind. Tim continues to invest in training for his people and upgrading his equipment to be able to work on the cars the come through his doors. And while insurance companies are critical to Tim’s success, Tim is a strong proponent of customer choice and wants us aware, in the end, it’s your and my decision where we take… Read More

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How to build a successful, family-run import business

Posted On June 12, 2019

How do you turn a sawmill into a successful family import business that’s still thriving over a century later? With a little foresight, a lot of travel, and paying attention to Mom. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” is Luckett Robinson, whose family’s company, Overseas Hardwoods Company, imports wood from all over the world for a variety of uses across the country. In 1917, Robinson’s grandfather began the family’s immersion in the lumber business with the purchase of a sawmill. While that sawmill was ultimately sold to Scott Paper Company in the 1960s, Robinson’s… Read More

Categories: What's Working with Cam Marston, Workplace

Why an 8-way championship isn’t a “participation trophy”

Posted On June 10, 2019

You knew it was coming. You hoped it wouldn’t, but you knew better. When the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-way tie for first place last week, it was only a matter of time before the cries of “participation trophies” rang out over the internet. And we’re talking minutes, not days. While the vast majority of commenters on the Bee’s Facebook page were congratulatory, there was one who denounced the result as some sort of politically-inspired plot: “They did not want to hurt the feeling of these little snow flakes and have losers.” Yes, someone who thinks “snowflakes”… Read More

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Keeping It Real – People Are Good

Posted On June 9, 2019

Last week’s broadcast: People are good. Don’t let others tell you otherwise.

Categories: Keeping It Real

Pete Vallas Builds Homes of Beauty

Posted On June 3, 2019

Hire Pete Vallas to be your architect and he’s going to want to come to your home and go through your house. He wants to open your closet doors and the drawers in your bedroom. He wants to see how you organize things, how you use your space, and how you prioritize your living arrangements. He’s then going to get down to business designing your home using timeless principles of architecture to create a home of timeless beauty. Is he good? He doesn’t advertise, has lots of repeat clients, lots of referrals, and is as busy as he can be…. Read More

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Xers are in peak years for work-related anxiety

Posted On June 3, 2019

Generation X is in its peak earning years, but it’s also in its peak years for work-related stress. recently shared findings that probably aren’t that surprising: Gen-Xers are significantly more stressed in their jobs than other generations. Fifty-four percent of Gen-Xers surveyed in a recent LinkedIn Learning study said they were stressed with their work situations, compared to 46 percent of millennials and 48 percent of Baby Boomers. Only about two-thirds of Gen-Xers who responded to a MetLife study reported being happy at work, compared to 75 percent of millennials and 74 percent of Baby Boomers. And another survey… Read More

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