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The Summer Extraordinary Team newsletter is now available! Updated format (no longer html – we have gone back to pdf) and you can access it in full color or grayscale/black & white. This quarter, we have featured: Set Your People … Continue reading

This isn’t about me. It’s about YOU. It starts with YOU. It ends with YOU. Intrigued yet? Branding expert and leading authority on the science of fascination, Sally Hogshead, is launching her new book How the World Sees You on July 1. … Continue reading

Guest Post from Alan Stevens OK, you have taken great care to prepare your speech, and the big day has arrived. You stand up, face your audience, and remove your notes from your pocket. For the next fifteen minutes, you … Continue reading

A few months ago, I was facilitating a breakout session to a two-day national conference that started the event with a panel discussion.  It was an interesting choice as most conferences start with something sizzling, dazzling, entertaining and well as … Continue reading

Last week, I attended the ISA-Association of Learning Providers’ Annual Business Retreat where we heard Jeanne Bliss speak about customer loyalty. About a minute into her speech, she laughed….and then snorted.  Yes, like a pig!  She continued to laugh and … Continue reading

Good ideas jump out at you and then they take a while to simmer before you take action.  And so it was with an Inc. magazine article about the Holstee Manifesto – a mission statement about the company’s core purpose and core … Continue reading

Yes, you read that right.  Quality Process Consultants, Inc. (dba Extraordinary Team) has been in business for 20 years as of the end of September – so we are going to be celebrating ALL YEAR!  What a milestone (and frankly, … Continue reading

I was rummaging through my files yesterday and ran across this brilliant list of blunders many executives make when planning their annual corporate event.  Taken from the book, Never By Chance, Joe Calloway, Chuck Feltz and Kris Young  share their “top … Continue reading