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David Nour

When Small Minds Squash Big Ideas

David Nour | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
David Nour

Today's challenging business environment and pace of change leaves no room for mere incremental improvement year over year. Companies of every size ar...

To Be a Priority to Your Strategic Relationships, Reduce Pain or Bring Gains

David Nour | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
David Nour

Do you have a methodology for helping your strategic relationships achieve their desired outcomes? If you don't, you have slim hopes of becoming or remaining a priority to them. You cannot be impactful with them if you cannot sustain their interest in you.

Growth, Creative Destruction, and Relationships Continue to Challenge CEOs in 2015

David Nour | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
David Nour

The recent CES Expo generated so much excitement about how technology is dramatically enhancing our lives that CEOs could be forgiven for thinking that their mission in 2015 will be entirely focused on innovating wearables and gadgets for the Internet of Things.

To Drive Business Results, Measure Employees' Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
David Nour

Using data collection, analysis, and action plans to impact organizational health is absolutely valid. But please, let's find a way to measure what really matters: depth and breadth of strategic relationships, internal and external to the organization.

This Year, Elevate Your Character With a New YOU Resolution

David Nour | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
David Nour

Unless you go into the new year with a new you resolution, you're going to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results -- and as Albert Einstein said, that's the definition of insanity. No wonder the vast majority fail.

If You're Not Negotiating, You're Donating!

David Nour | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
David Nour

How many of us are too uncomfortable to ask for what we need, and deserve -- and therefore, end up donating our value, or breaking off a relationship in order to avoid that outcome?

Strategic Lessons From Dissecting the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

David Nour | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
David Nour

The Ice Bucket Challenge has proven that even in a time of philanthropic fatigue, the right call to do something for others can get our attention--and our action.

An Open Response to Jeff Haden's "8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do"

David Nour | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Nour

Haden specifically references relationships. But who are Haden's successes selling to? Selling is fundamentally a relationship business.

To Nurture Business Relationships, Master These 10 Impact Moments

David Nour | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
David Nour

Never lose sight of opportunities to apply these attributes to nurture your relationships. When you do, you bring that which is not just incrementally better, but exponentially better.

Companies No Longer Own Their Brands

David Nour | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
David Nour

The traditional marketing communications function is riding an elevator plummeting toward the basement. It has already been passed by the elevator headed up, full of constituents influencing each other.

Seven Best Practices in Effective Personal Advisory Board

David Nour | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
David Nour

We all need sounding boards - to test our ideas, strategies, push us to think beyond our perceived limitations, or simply to remind us that "it's a really stupid idea & to not spend another minute or dime chasing it!"

Five Lifestyle Changes We Could Learn From Europeans to Improve Our Lives -- At Home and at Work

David Nour | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
David Nour

I took my family to London and Paris over the winter holidays this year. I found myself identifying lessons from the European lifestyles I saw around me. If we applied these lifestyle changes to our daily lives, what kind of improvements might we see?

Want to Grow Personally and Professionally? Do Things That Scare You Once in a While!

David Nour | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
David Nour

For those of you who know me, this growth opportunity in the past year has been learning to ride and work on motorcycles. Thanks to a close friend, this past month we decided to try a Track Day at the Barber Motor speedway near Birmingham, Ala.