"...keeping you great"
HEADLINES: (A little light today -- just settling in Barcelona for a year)
Three Daily Huddles; Triple Stock Price -- so I missed
this sidebar quote by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, back in the May 28th issue of Fortune
"Our management team, 15 to 30 people, talk every day at 7:30, 12 Noon, and five
o'clock - what's going on, sharing information, making some decisions on the
spot, reviewing facts and information. I'm always surprised at companies that
don't have discipline - they don't have business reviews, they aren't looking at
their competitors." BTW, JP Morgan's stock has tripled since its low point this
year as the second largest bank in the U.S. and the largest credit card issuer
-- and they basically avoided the credit crunch with Jamie Dimon President
Obama's supposed Wall Street favorite. Thanks to J.J. Abbott with New
Jersey-based Premiere Creative for
bringing this fabulous example of meeting discipline to my attention -- the real
players do this stuff!!!
Rockefeller Habits Wedding -- and our sincere congratulations and best wishes to Niklas VanHaeren and Cheryl Greene on their upcoming wedding this weekend -- the first couple we know that met because of a Rockefeller Habits pick-up line! Here's the story from Niklas (I was told Cheryl approved):
|A little over 2 and a half years ago I picked up a
wonderful woman named Cheryl Greene from the Airport. She was the general
manager of a client of ours. They were based in Vancouver, and I'm in Ontario.
There is a 5 hour flight between us. I originally invited her out to do a train
the trainer event and teach her some of our training techniques and share some
of our tools. |
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when we made our way back to the hotel at which she was staying. We were sharing a Gin and Tonic getting to know each other and building a business relationship. She asked me what my typical day was so I started by saying that we have 3 daily meetings/huddles that happen in our company and the first 30-40 minutes of my day are attending those meetings.
At which point... she said is that "Rockefeller Habits??" I said it was and that I attended one of your conferences and saw you speak on multiple occasions, including in Boston a couple of times at BOG. I may have mentioned that we at one point shared a drink or two.
You should have seen her light up... it turns out that she attended one of your conferences in Seattle with one of her previous employers from Vancouver.
Well 1 gin turned to 2 or 3... we were talking about you, Rockefeller, business... then things started getting personal. It was amazing. We hung out the next night, and then she flew back to Vancouver. I "found" an excuse to fly to Vancouver about 2 weeks after that.
One thing led to another and we dated long distance for about a year, until she moved here to Ontario. I asked her to marry me last October, and we will be married August 29th.
Now, I can't give you all the credit (I don't want to feed your ego :)... but I do have to say thanks.
Rockefeller habits helped 2 people connect and eventually fall in love. And I couldn't be happier.
We can now add this to the "loss avoidance" list of benefits of the Rockefeller Habits!