Google in Wonderland: What's on the Other Side of the Rabbit Hole?

August 28, 2013
Hosted by Marcia Zidle

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Do you think people at your company are motivated and engaged in their work? Think again. 50% would rather be someplace else. That may be you. Another 20% take out their frustration every day on the organization. You know exactly who they are. When you see their number on caller ID you don’t answer. There is an acronym describing the 20%, C.A.V.E. dwellers: Consistently, Against, Virtually, Everything! This adds up to 70%, a statistic that has remained constant for over 15 years. Why is there such chronic disengagement? Why has it lasted so long? Why isn’t it improving with a better economy? Listen to Rex Miller share the findings from research with a consortium of firms that include Google, WL Gore, Cummin’s Diesel, the Gates Foundation, the federal government and twenty-five other organizations. The 70% disengagement dilemma is just the rabbit hole to the most massive new reality sweeping the world. Find out what it means and how you can prepare to thrive in a Google world.

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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!

On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.

Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.

Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.

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