Thursday, January 03, 2019 Sweeney Agency Change , creativity , Economy , Innovation , Leadership , Marketing , Motivation No comments
Every month, Clients call, email, and even text us asking about different Speakers they are considering for upcoming events.  They ask questions, view videos, read testimonials and in some cases request a call with a Speaker, something we are delighted to arrange. Based on all that activity, here are the 10 Speakers clients were talking about in December 2018. Jeff Tobe | Motivational Sales and...
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Sweeney Agency Change , Communication , creativity , Economy , Future , Innovation , Inspiration No comments
Every month, Clients call, email, and even text us asking about different Speakers they are considering for upcoming events.  They ask questions, view videos, read testimonials and in some cases request a call with a Speaker, something we are delighted to arrange. Based on all that activity, here are the 10 Speakers clients were talking about in November 2018. Vince Poscente | Olympic Skier and...
Monday, November 26, 2018 Sweeney Agency Innovation , Leadership No comments
We’ve all heard people in the business world proclaim that they are “heads down” on a project. Or that they are unable to explore new opportunities since they are “heads down in execution mode.” Consider, for a moment, the advantages of being “heads up” instead. Let’s compare the two states of being: Heads Down Focused on delivery Tuning out distractions Avoiding influence from your surroundin...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Sweeney Agency Change , Leadership , Sales No comments
Over the past few months I’ve been spending a lot of time studying and reflecting on what makes some individuals rise to extreme heights while others simply seem to be settling for a life on the sidelines. What makes the difference? What are the people that are thriving doing differently? Are they some how more unique and special? Are they blessed with powers and intelligence beyond most? How h...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Sweeney Agency Employees , Inspiration , Leadership , Teamwork No comments
Situational awareness (SA) means having a 360 degree picture of your environment and can increase your ability to adapt to change and improve your chances of success. The key to building SA is teamwork, and a critical component of teamwork is understanding one’s roles and responsibilities in every engagement. In combat, the way fighter pilots delineate roles and responsibilities is by having an...
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Sweeney Agency Employees , Leadership , Management , Motivation No comments
A work environment teeming with bureaucracy, trivial work tasks, and inefficient leaders chokes enthusiasm and builds impenetrable barriers to success. It’s your job to make sure these barriers to great ideas are torn down. You must establish trust and create the ideal climate so your people can do their best work every day. On Benfold, I first focused on the importance of connecting my crew me...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Sweeney Agency Communication , Customer Service , Management , Marketing No comments
Nostalgic for his mother’s thick and natural yogurt years after immigrating from the mountains of Eastern Turkey, Hamdi Ulukaya got a small business loan in 2007 for $700,000 to make his own yogurt. He bought a Kraft yogurt plant that was about to be shut down to produce his yogurt, which he named Chobani, meaning ‘shepherd’ in Turkish. Taking care of employees, using natural ingredients, and d...
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Sweeney Agency General , Innovation , Inspiration , Leadership , Management , Motivation , Teamwork No comments
Every month, Clients call, email, and even text us asking about different Speakers they are considering for upcoming events.  They ask questions, view videos, read testimonials and in some cases request a call with a Speaker, something we are delighted to arrange. Based on all that activity, here are the 10 Speakers clients were talking about in October 2018.. Michelle Ray | Change, Communicati...
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Sweeney Agency Inspiration , Leadership , Teamwork No comments
A few weeks ago we realized that we lost the one and only key to one of our four-wheelers at our cabin. I rolled it up the trailer and took it to the local ATV shop and asked them to put in a new ignition so that we could have a new key. They had to order in the part and so it would take a couple of days. They called three days later saying that it was done but I wasn’t heading back to our cabi...
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Sweeney Agency Economy No comments
The Saudi government is probably not in immediate danger. King Salman and MBS have successfully centralized control of the major nodes of power in Saudi Arabia: the tribal elites, the national guard, the military, the interior ministry and the clerics. The speculation that MBS will be ditched because of Khashoggi’s murder is misplaced; King Salman has ordered a reorganization of Saudi intellige...