CTG and Friends Swim For Clean Water in Grand Traverse Bay

Can one mix business interests with social responsibility?  Or, is social responsibility in a business really an indirect marketing or public relations strategy to have people buy more products and services?  I have wrestled with this topic from time to time.  Is not a company’s sole purpose to provide a return for its owners/shareholders no[…]

Cybercrime to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021 reveals Cybersecurity Ventures 2017 Report

Cybersecurity Ventures publishes excellent content and is one of the leading authorities on the cybersecurity market.  I find value in the site to keep up to date on the industry and recommend cybersecurity vendor clients check them out as well. Here is an overview. Cybersecurity Ventures covers the business of cybersecurity, including market sizing and[…]

Zingtrain, Leadership Lunch Club and Creating an Effective Vision

In April, I had the opportunity to attend Traverse City’s Leadership Lunch Club and the featured speaker was Elnian Gilbert from Zingtrain, Zingerman’s Training business.  The Leadership Lunch Club is a lunch event that occurs once every few months and is organized by the Center for Coaching and Leadership Development.  The lunch’s purpose is to share[…]

Thoughts from the 2017 American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit in Chicago

2017 AA-ISP Leadership Summit in Chicago I attended the American Association of Inside Sales (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit in Chicago two weeks ago.  The 600 plus audience was made up of sales leaders, educators and vendors of small and large multinational organizations.  It was interesting to learn that the first summit was only a handful of people[…]

Colliver Technology Group Joins American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP)

I’m excited to announce that I joined the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) earlier this month as a professional member.  For those that are not familiar, here is a summary what they are all about. The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) is an international association dedicated exclusively to advancing the profession[…]