April 11th, 2011  |  Published in godeeper, Resilience

Announcement: RESILIENCE

Staying the course, in times of opportunity and challenge, is essential for continuous improvement. Going the extra mile is too.

RESILIENCE is an attitude. It anchors. It also pushes the limit so that the next wave of success can be anticipated…and achieved.

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April 11th, 2011  |  Published in godeeper, Think

Announcement: THINK

To THINK and be is a function of utmost importance. It pertains to the complex, multidimensional, deliberate processes of identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing information in order to facilitate decision-making of the highest order.

  • Critical thinking uses purposeful reflective judgment to reach a conclusion or course of action.
  • Strategic thinking takes a forward-looking, broad, and goal-oriented approach.
  • Lateral thinking explores a situation in ways that are not obvious to arrive at a solution.
  • Design thinking takes advantage of  the ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality.

 

The power of THINK comes from exercising and integrating these mindsets. And it gains ever greater traction as we progress along the THAP continuum to H for HOLISTIC.

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March 11th, 2013  |  Published in Resilience, Rouser

Why Companies Need To Constantly Build Their Resilience Skills

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @Business Insider

 

In an uncertain time defined by rapid change, the word “resilience” has taken on new meaning. It’s no longer simply fending off the occasional mishap; the ability to quickly adapt, recover, and return reinvigorated is a constant requirement in the business world.

 
 
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January 12th, 2013  |  Published in Reason, Rouser

Don’t just be a leader. Be a rouser!

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @UpStart

 

To lead individuals, companies, and a marketplace, you want to be a rouser. Rousers believe in empowering. They understand the human need for psychological fulfillment. They have that “special something” that bestows upon them the ability to motivate people.

 

Think about the job situations you’ve been in with bosses who led well and those who did not. What characteristics did you see that you want to mimic? What characteristics do you want to avoid?

 
 
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December 28th, 2012  |  Published in Resilience, Rouser

Is Your Business Resilient Enough?

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement

 

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot … and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed,” said basketball great Michael Jordan.

 

In a world defined by rapid change and volatility, resilience has taken on a whole new meaning. It is no longer simply a case of being able to fend off the occasional knock here and there–the ability to quickly adapt, recover and return reinvigorated is a constant requirement.

 
 
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November 29th, 2012  |  Published in Act, Revenues, Rouser

Why a Big Business Should Still Be Entrepreneurial

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Score

 

Companies are built on entrepreneurial principles, but the same traits, which fostered initial success, can be the first to fall to the wayside as a business grows. Keep your company riding the fine line between small shops and big business by focusing on these top startup traits:

 
 
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November 22nd, 2012  |  Published in Personal, Rouser

What Is A Rouser? The Ultimate Business Leader

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

 

Rousing leadership sets off a chain reaction that propels a business forward

 

Editor’s note: This is the 3rd installment in the series. Read part one here and part two here.

 

So far in this series, I have covered reason and revenues. This time I’ll explain the indispensable driver of success: rousing leadership.

 

Why are rousers so important? They put things in motion. They set off a chain reaction that propels the company forward, enabling it to grow beyond the ordinary to become truly great. To rouse people you need to lead them.

 
 
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November 15th, 2012  |  Published in Act, Revenues

Revenue Leads to Growth—Where Is Yours?

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

Understanding why revenue is critical and how to grow it are vital to small business health

 

The next building block of a successful small business is revenue; specifically, how best to establish a robust business model that generates profitable income. Understanding why revenue is critical to success is not hard: quite simply, without it, everything else is for nothing.

 
 
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October 31st, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Revenues

What is Your Company’s Reason?

Reason-Brands-Rousers-Luis-GallardoLuis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

 

Be sure your company has a good reason and it is communicated to stakeholders

 

As I explained in my previous article, certainty is a thing of the past. Companies no longer have the luxury of assuming that they can survive glitches in the market with a few last-minute tweaks. The following articles explore six key and interconnected elements in more detail—the six Rs. They provide a great way to assess the health of your business and its areas of strength and weakness, let’s focus this time on Reason.

 
 
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October 24th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser

A Shifting World and New Rules Advantages

6Rs Luis Gallardo Brand StrategyLuis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

 

The business world is shifting and it’s wise to understand and take advantage of the new rules

 

When I became the global marketing and brand leader for Deloitte, I was sure of only two things: there was much that I needed to learn quickly, and I could minimize typical learning curve mistakes by following the conventional wisdom–Think Global, Act Local.

 
 
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