Unproductive meetings are a sign of an unproductive workplace

Posted On October 22, 2018

Who likes going to meetings? Not many of us would raise our hands in response to that question. Most of us see meetings as time that would be better spent actually getting some work done. But workplace consultant and executive coach Michael Nash says it doesn’t have to be that…

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work, Workplace

Lessons from a Green Beret: In the military or in business, building relationships is the key

Posted On October 14, 2018

We often use military metaphors when describing other things. We might call a hard-fought football game a “war,” or refer to a tough sale as a “battle.” But is there anything that the military can teach us about how we do business? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s…

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work, Workplace

Reports of print media’s demise may be greatly exaggerated

Posted On October 4, 2018

Is print media dead? Rumors of its demise abound. Distrust of media in general is high. Readers can find content free on the internet. And Craigslist has killed off the cash cow of classified ads. Many once-thriving dailies have slashed their staffs, reduced their editions and turned their focus to…

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston

Banking in the digital age means doing more with less

Posted On September 26, 2018

During the recession about a decade ago, many banks found themselves saddled with bad debt and forced to freeze their lending. This created an opportunity for new banks to gain a foothold – smaller, more nimble institutions with fewer branches and more flexibility. One such institution was ServisFirst Bank, a…

Categories: Financial Services, Podcast, Recession Economy, What's Working with Cam Marston

Even today, honesty is still the best policy

Posted On September 20, 2018

In this age of instantaneous and global communication, where a lie or a bad review can travel, as they say, halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on, how does a business control its own message? Our guest in this episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” is…

Categories: Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Faith in the workplace: Where do you draw the line?

Posted On September 12, 2018

Where is the line between religious freedom and discrimination in the workplace? The recent case of a baker who refused service to a gay couple on religious grounds brought the issue to the forefront nationally. But there are many other less sensational everyday instances where employers might be exposing themselves…

Categories: church, Podcast, Workplace

Forestry and land management are more than a walk in the woods

Posted On September 4, 2018

When you drive up I-65 from Mobile to Montgomery or across I-10 from Mobile to Tallahassee, the acres and acres of pine trees along the roadside make for a rather boring drive. But to someone like Barrett McCall, it is a beautiful sight. McCall, our guest in this week’s episode…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Dilly dilly: How millennials are changing (not killing) the beer industry

Posted On August 22, 2018

What do you see when you step into the beer aisle at the grocery store? Twenty years ago, you probably would have seen a lot of Budweiser, Miller and Coors products, mixed with a few imports like Corona and Foster’s. Walk down a beer aisle in practically any grocery store…

Categories: Podcast, Work, Workplace

Saddle up for a ride into the wild, wild West of buying and selling a business

Posted On August 18, 2018

Say you’re a business owner who is ready to retire. You don’t have anyone in the family to pass the business along to, and you’re looking to sell. Do you know where to start? Or say you’re in the market to buy an existing business. How would you go about…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Implicit bias: Confronting the monster you don’t even know is there

Posted On August 14, 2018

When we last spoke with Melanie Miller, she joined us for an enlightening discussion about sexual harassment and how to avoid fostering a hostile work environment.  In this episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Miller turns her sharp eye to the problem of implicit bias and its effects on…

Categories: Podcast, Workplace

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