Tom Marin

Tom Marin

Tom Marin is the Founder and President of MarketCues, Inc., a national consulting firm. He has worked for some of the world’s largest corporations and middle-market firms. Toms focus is to help CEOs drive their strategy shifts and strategic growth programs. Follow MarketCues on Twitter. Tom also welcomes emails new LinkedIn connections or calls to (919) 908-6145. 

3 Ways to Manage Change

Change can be a very painful process, particularly for organizations that have been around for many years. It’s why so many huge organizations often go out of business. There are three ways you can manage change within your organization and all three are worth implementing.

The Power of Yes and No

When asked to do something that is outside your priorities, if you say no you create the necessary space of time to say yes to something that will make a difference that aligns well with your top objectives.

4 Ways to Produce Change in an Organization

In working with organizations over the years, I have observed a particular reaction people have when someone in their organization proposes a change, particularly a major one. Those on the listening end, who are required to make the idea a success, are hearing it for the first time and may have a mixed reaction to it. It is at this intersection where so many ideas fall apart.

4 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions

As Bill Gates once said, "Success is often a lousy teacher." It's easy for a leader who has experienced a tremendous amount of success in the past to think that whatever they do next will be just as successful. But often that is not the case.

3 Virtues Every Team Member Needs to Be Successful

Patrick Lencioni, the author of "The Ideal Team Player," posits that to have an effective team player you need three virtues (attributes). He points out that people tend to hire based on technical competence and someone’s interest they expressed in the job during the interviews. The problem is those are inadequate predictors of whether someone is in fact a team player. 

Two Things Every Leader Must do to Be Successful

Great leadership is rarely about command-and-control. That’s old school and pretty much gone. Today’s most successful leaders understand that the facilitation of meaningful conversations leads to new ideas and the integration of them is what drives organizations.