The FirstPerson Blog

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Culture, Leadership

Business Development in Neverland: What I Learned at Disney That Can Energize Your Company

December 1, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Disney Customer Experience Summit, hosted by the Disney Institute, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It was an awe-inspiring experience to be surrounded by 250 professionals in a myriad of industries unified by one goal: To learn how Disney continues to meet and exceed the ever-escalating expectations that we heap upon them.

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Well-Being, Culture

How to Make To-Do Lists Work for You

November 29, 2016

 
It’s pretty much a universal truth that the to-do list is essential to personal and professional success. But it’s easy to view it as an ominous, overwhelming beast. Creating and sticking to a to-do list often feels like yet another to-do in itself.

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Human Resources, Communication, Culture

Six Steps to Creating a Strong Employee Value Proposition

November 24, 2016

Often when thinking about creating an employer brand, we immediately think about how it looks. We may focus on a logo or the type of font to use, since this will be what our employees and our prospective employees see first. But to have a strong brand, it has to be more than a pretty face—more than just good looking. It has to have some personality.

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FirstPeeps

FirstPeeps Kick Off the Holiday Season by Giving Thanks

November 22, 2016

Move over fall (and summer-like weather!); the holiday season is officially here. Although the FirstPeeps have been busy during Open Enrollment season, we had a chance last week to take some time to slow down at our Thanksgiving Pitch-In.

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Culture, Leadership

Who Flourishes in the Entrepreneurial Environment?

November 17, 2016

As an entrepreneur, I’ve come to realize it’s important to have a lot of different types of people around to move our business forward. That seems simplistic, yet it’s critical. Entrepreneurs aren’t known for their awesome execution skills.

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