Much of the first 15 years of my career was spent implementing brand new initiatives and cleaning up existing operations. Whether it was improving a department’s effectiveness, implementing new software or combining departments following a merger or purchase, I wanted to lead the process, or at least play a significant part. In other words, I am a self-proclaimed change agent, easily bored by doing the same thing over and over.
If I asked you to name someone who is emotionally immature, who comes to mind? Maybe it’s an adult acting like the kid throwing his phone in this Nationwide commercial. Hopefully, that's not you!
Something caught my eye several weeks ago! I was thumbing through google.com/finance and an October 26, 2016 Fortune.com article came across my iPhone entitled: “Forget the corner office. Some CEOs are discovering they get more from their troops when they have no office.”
For the second consecutive year, I attended the HubSpot Inbound 2015 conference in Boston last month. So why inbound? As you know if you’ve been reading our blogs, at Simon Associates we have been talking about inbound marketing for the last two years. And as you can probably tell, we feel it is absolutely critical to the success of your marketing program. We have initiated inbound marketing with all of our clients, showing them how providing content is the best way to attract and nurture customers. And it’s working!
We have recently been working with clients who are using our inbound marketing methods to capture prospective customers — whether these are students for a college, patients for a healthcare practice or buyers of consumer products. And one of the challenges that keeps arising is: How do inbound marketing and sales intersect in new ways as buyers rapidly change their habits?
Inbound Marketing Successfully Attracts Interested Buyers Searching For A Company’s Solutions
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Sept. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), a privately-owned business consulting company based in Yorktown Heights, NY, has recently launched a new division focusing on inbound marketing, an incredibly powerful tool for business growth. This new division brings to SAMC’s clients highly trained strategists and marketing experts, as well as Inbound Marketing Certified bloggers, all of whom have embraced the new world of inbound marketing as the way to capture demand and help buyers find the solutions they want and need.
One of the many things that I love about being a CEO Coach with Vistage International is the challenge. I challenge my members to be better and they challenge me right back!
I recently wrote a blog entitled “In Five Years, Who Is Going to Be Your Customer?” and got great feedback on the topic. Future customers, however, are not so far away that you cannot find them today. I thought I would follow up and tell you what we are seeing out in the marketplace among our customers that might apply to you to help you find your future customers.
I was only 26 and excited about my new role as Controller. As a first-time manager, I was driven by a desire to be a leader who both listened to, and acted on, my employees’ problems. In fact, I encouraged everyone to bring me their unsolved problems. One after another, I resolved them and felt like I had nailed this management thing. “What was so hard about being a boss?” I wondered.