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1: Getting better at getting better is what RiseWithDrew is all about. Monday through Thursday we explore ideas from authors, thought leaders, and exemplary organizations. On Friday, I share something we are doing at PCI in our quest to earn a spot of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. PCI is a “culture first” company.  Our business strategy is to be a great place to work. We begin by seeking out great people who share our values.…

Turns out there aren’t that many ways. One way is to find a new idea and bring it inside the organization. That’s my hope for this blog. On Monday through Thursday, we explore ideas from authors, thought leaders, and exemplary organizations which we can put to work in our organizations. Or, in our lives. On Friday, I share something we’ve learned or are working on at PCI in our quest to earn a spot of Fortune…

Last Monday, we celebrated the birthday of one of my favorite Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years later, his “I have a dream speech” continues to inspire us toward a better future, to become a better country. As leaders, we should take note: vision is powerful, one of the most powerful tools in our leadership tool belt. This week we’re exploring five lessons from PCI ‘s 100 years which have allowed us to survive and…

In Jim Collins’ classic book Good to Great he identifies a group of average companies that make a quantum leap and become extraordinary. These eleven companies demonstrated spectacular results, beating the overall stock market by 6.9 times for a minimum of 15 years. Walgreens, for example, had bumped along as a very average company, tracking the general market for forty years. Then, in 1975, Walgreens started increasing in value. From 1975 until 2000, every $1 invested…