Executives from Dallas, Denver, DC, and beyond gathered at CLIC ’19 to address a perennial concern: creating innovative marketing cultures. Here are six takeaways from our CMO conference that may help you grow and thrive in the coming year.

With the holidays approaching, it’s easy to let things slip. A cookie here, a late weeknight there. That extra shot of bourbon over dinner. Before you know it, ten pounds and ten percent more body fat surreptitiously appear.
Several of my clients have asked what life habits I’ve accumulated over the past decade—a decade that has proven to be transformational for me.
Without healthy leadership habits, I simply don’t know how I would have transitioned to a new home and adapted to living on my own for the first time in 30 years.
I sincerely hope you find solace and an extra shot of productivity from my list.

Lisa & Jamie hike the Acropolis, Athens Sept. 2019

Jamie Gorski, a Founding Member of
the Marketing Leaders of DC™ and former CMO of
Bozzuto, recently accepted a new CMO role with GID/Windsor in Boston MA.

Founded in 1960, GID
provides fully integrated real estate development services. They develop, own
and operate properties valued at over $17 billion and manage and own 124
investment properties.

 Jamie reports “My 10 -year journey with Bozzuto has been extraordinary….

Remember that old adage: “Loose lips sink ships?” Well, the word
is out: the high seas battles between the trading ships known as Schwab, E*Trade
Financial and TD Ameritrade have begun. And if you are a strategic marketer,
your periscope is watching this duel closely.

Last week, these three online trading juggernauts announced commission-free trading. For some online firms, this created a single-digit hit to revenue projections. For others, double-digit dips are underway. In fact, TD Ameritrade’s stock price plummeted more than 25% in response to this bold pricing strategy….

What are the secrets to a strong CEO-CMO alliance? How can CMOs contribute more effectively and consistently to their organization’s growth agenda? Join us October 24 to find out.

Last week,we announced CLIC ’19 – The CMOs Leading Innovation Conference — is happening in San Francisco on December 5-6. This year’s theme – our 5th year!– is “Building an Innovative Marketing Culture.”

And here’s
why we will sell out…

Guy
Kawasaki, one of my mentors and longtime friends has just agreed to join our
dynamic CLIC speaker lineup.

In this session, you’ll hear how this “Wise Guy” has taught millions of leaders and entrepreneurs his secrets for building innovative marketing cultures….

Summer solstice often means that it’s time to slow down, dust off the patio furniture, and kick back. But opportunities  don’t always present themselves on our timeline, and force us to operate at sudden warp speed.

Here are 3 strategies I practiced when life “turned up the heat” – and how I will thrive in the year ahead.

This month’s guest blogger is David C. Baker, Author of The Business of Expertise. His take on systems thinking applies to any expert or marketing leader who wants to serve the most profitable and enjoyable customers. Follow David at www.davidcbaker.com.This month’s guest blogger is David C. Baker, Author of The Business of Expertise. His take on systems thinking applies to any expert or marketing leader who wants to serve the most profitable and enjoyable customers.

In today’s dynamic work settings, it’s easy to default to a common decision making cadence. You run your meetings a certain way and you might think it’s a predictable, winning formula.

Once I met with the head of a successful investment firm, who boasted that “we make the majority of our decisions by consensus.” It’s no wonder they can’t agree on what lunches to order!

In all seriousness, choosing a default decision-making tool has one major disadvantage….

Given our growing addiction to newness (per Nature Communications), we’re finding it tougher to focus.

In fact, did you know that researchers found that only 2.5% of us can be effective multi-taskers? And that, as marketing leaders and CEOs, it’s getting tougher to cultivate critical thinking?

Yes, FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing. I see it first-hand among some of my friends, as well as some clients.

And it’s killing strategic thinking and creativity in our organizations….