Category: Culture

Yes, stop and smell see the roses! Picture a person walking down a busy street, head down, engrossed in some app on their smartphone, and then crossing that street, still not paying attention and … you can guess what happens next. In today’s “head-down” world, are you treating your business the same way?  Is this you:…

Dave Posten recently joined ECS as a Partner, and he provides some insight as to how he became a part of the team.  Here, Dave admittedly pushes himself outside of his comfort zone and shares his story. I grew up in the ‘70s in the Midwest. While it was a relatively poor community where I…

The title of this post was inspired by a collaboration between Dave Bookbinder, Valuation Expert and Best-Selling Author; and David Nast, Talent Optimization Consultant, Workplace Behavior Expert and Award-Winning Business Coach (plus co-author of the following article). Adding value to our customers is at the core of everything we do. Whether it’s a blog post,…

Have you gotten great advice over the years? All of us at ECS have! Great advice, given at the right time, is always so valuable.  The right advice, taken with an open mind, can impact your entire life and help you achieve heights you never thought possible. Here are some of our team favorites that we’ve…

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”  – Mario Andretti If you haven’t noticed, the speed of business today is accelerating. Where customers would wait a few weeks for a product or service just three short years ago, they now want it in a few days.  And long gone are the days that your loyal…

Who doesn’t love movie quotes?  They have a way of inspiring us and of making us laugh. And, of course, the best ones are incredibly memorable. At ECS, we are all fans of great movie quotes and find that there are some – actually quite a few – that are tied to business and the…

Over the years and through the course of working with 100+ companies, we at ECS have watched some select, great leaders effectively drive their business and deliver fantastic results. These leaders routinely exceed revenue goals and achieve double digit growth with similar profitability levels.  And perhaps even more impressively, the employees of these companies really…

Over the last six years I have been a founding member of a business transformation firm (aka Empirical Consulting Solutions / ECS), and acquired a dental practice in Narberth (my better half is a dentist). Without a doubt, I have learned many-a-lesson during this time. Top 10 reasons you should never start your own business:…

This is a joint piece written by Bill Morrow, prior VP of Sales & ECS Managing Partner, and Harriet Stein, a leader in the field of Mindfulness & Owner of Big Toe in the Water. “Sales is about people. The more we are able to be in the moment, pay full attention to what’s happening…

“I’ve always felt that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”  ~ Chuck Close What is it about successful people? They just seem to catch lighting in a bottle every so often. I’m thinking of people from the successful artist (like Chuck Close who provided this terrific…