Category Archives: Core Renewal

196. Praise Tight-Wads: Get Smart!

2019 Survey Results on: “The Gratitude Gap”

  1. Glassdoor exit survey: “81% of people…work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. Only 38% report working harder when their boss is demanding” (Before they “exit”!)
  2. Millennials and Gen Z desire “expressions of gratitude” 3X more than folks in their ‘60s.
  3. Managers, who are stingy with praise, believe in one or more of 7 myths. What’s their cure?

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195. ‘New Normal’ Is a Complete Fantasy

Friends,

Find below a fun, insightful and right-on body of advice from Bill Wade. Bill is a career consultant, operator and writer for (most narrowly) the heavy-duty-truck parts and automotive parts channels. Known him for years. (Personal bias alert.) He is an excellent value-added editor of my stuff and others.

We are all in for tough times, but your competitors will really suffer if not disappear, IF you execute on Bill’s advice.

Onward!

Bruce

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193. The C-19 Shift: Virtual-First!

Everybody is Embracing Virtual Interactivity and On-Line Buying

C-19 disruptions are all-consuming for CEOs. All are working long, stressful hours doing whack-a-mole heroics with empathy for the most-hard-hit.

But, the working-from-home crowd including – many of our customers’ buyers; our sales reps; and cautious seniors – are enjoying new-to-them, digital experiences.

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192. Shut-In, Fitness-Webinars For: C-19 & Cloud eCommerce ’23

A Double Whammy Moment

Besides the C-19 crisis, what is your digital transformation plan for 2023? Amazon, Home Depot, etc. are investing massively to digitally disrupt traditional B2B distribution channels. How can both brands and distributors change their models at three levels – channel, business and selling – to both survive C-19 and have the wherewithal to win at Cloud eCommerce ’23?

What won’t work? Cutting costs across the board and pursuing old-beliefs harder.

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190. C-19: “WEEKS WHEN DECADES HAPPEN”

“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.”  Vladimir Lenin

What Did Vlad Mean?

My guess: society (or a vertical/channel ecosystem) can remain stable on the surface for a long time. But, forces for change build – like tectonic plates pushing against each other – then boom – a big, fast – earthquake, political order or business model shift – happens.

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