Blog - Change Management

Why You Should Watch YouTube with Your Kids

We all know that families don’t gather around the TV to watch the evening news together anymore. Instead, your teenagers spend hours watching YouTube to get their news, and you get alerts on…

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Don’t Be the Next Toys R Us: 7 Ways to Embrace Business Innovation

Giving my Keynote at conferences all over the nation means that I get an inside look at business innovation across industries. News flash: change is the new normal, and in order to survive,…

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Transitioning Gracefully

You all know Curtis. He’s the reason you’re reading this in the first place. You don’t know me. My name is Esther and I’ve been working at the Curtis Zimmerman Group for a…

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The Multi-Million Dollar Question

I work with lots of different corporations that are constantly hiring new employees. Whether you’re an hourly employee, an executive or HR director, anyone interviewing a prospective employee needs to know the multi-million…

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Going Viral

YouTube stars have discovered the secret to going viral. Forbes recently revealed the top ten highest paid stars on YouTube for 2016 with the number 1 listed as earning $15 million for his…

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Your employees are stealing from you (and how to stop it)

Check out these two photos I took last week: Here are some fun facts you may not know about cell phone use: Americans check their phone 8 billion times a day Each individual on…

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The Scary Side of Parenting the iGen

Updated January 2019 Have you heard? They’re calling your children the iGen, and I have to say, I find this disturbing. The iGen, or Gen Z, is anyone born in the late ‘90s…

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The Rise of iEverything: Why Jobs Didn’t Stop At Apple 1

If the video isn’t showing, click here. Too many of us think that if we do one thing really well then we don’t need to worry about ever losing our jobs. But think…

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Location, Location, Location

When Ray Kroc bought the rights to McDonald’s from brothers Dick and Mac McDonald’s in 1960, he didn’t immediately add menu items and upgrade the dining room. Instead, he bought land, and lots…

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In Praise of Fussiness

What does it look like when one of a company’s core values is being “fussy”? It looks like Vera Bradley. Launched over 30 years ago by two women with $500 and a dream…

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The Millennial Infiltration: Why Being Social Isn’t So Bad

I know you were looking forward to a word from Curtis today, but instead I’m here to give you a bit of perspective from the oft-criticized Millennial generation. My name is Caroline, and…

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Why Apple Broke the iPhone

A few weeks ago, Apple released its new and improved iOS7. At first glance, the new operating system has almost all of the same features as its predecessor but with a totally new…

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