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Why Leadership Trainers and Business Coaches Should Attend Leadership in the Fall Line

Posted by Rudy Miick on May 10, 2017 2:43:23 PM

Welcome leadership trainers, business coaches, consultant companies, and anyone else who helps clients achieve greater impact.

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Topics: Leadership, Leadership in the Fall Line, Coaching

[Video Testimonials] for the Leadership in the Fall Line Ski and Leadership Retreat

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 27, 2017 1:03:58 PM


Leadership in the Fall Line® is one of the world's premier leadership development retreats. Coordinated by Miick, we use beautiful mountains and fresh powder ski runs as both our classroom and playground. During these premium programs, skiing becomes a powerful metaphor for both life and business, and we use this to gain insight into how participants approach risk, changing conditions, and decision making.

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Topics: Leadership, Leadership in the Fall Line, Testimonials

What Is the Miick Method?

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 20, 2017 4:33:07 PM


Brands are built from the inside out. Company culture, hiring people who can enact that culture, and doing it regardless of industry, size, or scope can all be difficult tasks. That’s why we developed six steps that guide us on our path as we work – on purpose – with our clients.

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Topics: Hiring, Passion, Leadership, Safe Space, Conscious Communication, Training, Brand, Company Culture / Change, Purpose & Values

Five More Ways to Support Success of the Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 10, 2017 5:39:43 PM


A few weeks ago, we looked at five ways to support the Millennial workforce. From passion to providing autonomy, we began to look at this enormously influential demographic in our population. Are you ready for some more?

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Topics: Hiring, Millennials, Performance, Staffing, Company Culture / Change, Training

Why Companies Should View Staff as Investments Instead of Expenses

Posted by Rudy Miick on Apr 3, 2017 2:12:45 PM

It's really hard to find great people. It's also really expensive to hire the not-so-great people. Forbes Magazine author David K. Williams estimates a single “bad” hire costs $25,000 - $50,000. A miss on a manager costs at least six times his or her monthly salary. Now, it's easy to see that a good staff is an investment, not an expense.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture / Change, Staffing, Training

Five Ways to Support the Success of the Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rudy Miick on Mar 7, 2017 1:07:54 PM

Here’s a tangible toolbox to support the success of your millennial workforce. My bet is you know you have an opportunity right before you. And…

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Topics: Hiring, Passion, Millennials, Leadership, Purpose & Values, Trends, Company Culture / Change

A Quick Look at Immigration and the Restaurant Industry

Posted by Rudy Miick on Mar 2, 2017 5:03:10 PM

The great battle over immigration policy is now in full swing. Should we scrutinize visitors from certain countries more than others? Should we deport families who are here illegally? Should we build a wall along the Mexican border? No matter where you stand on these issues, there's certain impact these decisions will have on the restaurant industry.

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Topics: Hiring, Staffing, Hospitality, Trends, Restaurant Operations

What It Means to Be "Five Star"

Posted by Rudy Miick on Feb 17, 2017 2:36:36 PM

You know this list:

The New York City Ballet; the Bolshoi; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Martha Graham Dance Company; The New York Philharmonic; The Boston Pops; The Cleveland Philharmonic; The Stones. They all have it.

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Topics: Performance, Hospitality, Passion, Purpose & Values

What Does "Company Culture" Really Mean?

Posted by Rudy Miick on Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Company culture. It's almost like some mythical unicorn that companies use to justify their actions or recruit the hottest talent. But what does "company culture" really mean, and what are the components of company culture that actually effect change?

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Topics: Company Culture / Change, Brand

How a Chicago Pizza Chain Thrived During the Recent Economic Downturn

Posted by Rudy Miick on Jan 10, 2017 3:52:28 PM

A company's performance can be a direct result of cultural goals it sets and achieves. Whether you're a five star hotel or a neighborhood pizza shop, your sense of purpose should directly translate - or not - to the people you serve.

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Topics: Company Culture / Change, Restaurant Operations, Trends, Brand