About Tom Marin

Tom Marin is an organizational consultant at MarketCues, a specialized firm he founded serving CEOs of companies focused on growth. He is the author of the book, RETHINK: An Inside Look At Smart Organizational Strategy, the architect of the SmartPlan360™ SaaS program that helps companies rethink foundational assumptions about alignment, integration, awareness and relevance. His consulting and coaching work spans four decades of serving senior leaders of private, public and nonprofit institutions. He produced the Rethink For A Change Workshop Series that has engaged leadership teams throughout the US. He holds Certificates in the DiSC Application Suite, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, ACT the Agile Model, and he is an accredited member of the national and international chapters of the Business Marketing Association. Tom received his Bachelor's in Social Science and Education from Northern Illinois University.

Try thinking forward instead of thinking backward

“The leader of the past knew how to tell. The leader of the future knows how to ask.”  —Peter Drucker  Storytelling for the past decades has been haloed by just about every marketing and creative voice worldwide. Disney had an entire company dedicated to storytelling that they applied to not only their marketing but for [...]

By |2022-07-07T20:08:06-05:00July 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

To rethink or not rethink, that is the dilemma!

Deciding to rethink what you eat to lose weight is a fairly straight-forward process. It might be challenging if you you really like certain ‘food groups’ — and you know which ones I’m talking about — but determining which ones to continue or stop eating is fairly easy. However, when it comes to your business [...]

By |2022-07-07T20:04:54-05:00July 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A leader’s true strength is their team

  To build a great company, we need to understand how to build a great team because without them we will be hard-pressed to get beyond first stage growth. The greatest leaders have always ascribed their success to their team. Listen to a few famous quotes from some well-known leaders: “Talent wins games, but teamwork [...]

Try asking versus telling for a change

  During the past several years, I have observed more and more leaders learning the true value of their leadership teams and employees.  With all of the changes taking place in the marketplace, we have come to appreciate the value of human contact and discussion. Aren’t you glad we can now start going places and [...]

How to move from what’s now to what’s next

  Wouldn’t it be great if we could decide just six things each day that would lead to our success? Well, we can. The result of these critical questions would mean that instead of getting stuck in a strategic challenge, we could find a way to unclog, unblock, and release us from what holds us [...]

Rethink, It’s Not Just About Your Sales

  Achieving sustainable and scalable sales is the natural output of a successful broad analysis of factors.  A PEST Analysis is commonly used to assess extremely broad factors of Political, Economic, Socio-demographic (social), and Technological. These four factors apply significant pressure and influence on a business’s current and future prospects. Knowing what will provide an [...]

Rethink, The Growth Machine

  Scalability is the natural output of a successfully sustained organization. A healthy organization can weather the storms that often arise from fast growth and is not hampered by a lack of financial resources or internal operational dysfunction. The past decade’s technology has allowed many different types of organizations to increase their growth rate as [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:41:21-05:00May 5th, 2022|Leadership, Sales Planning, Strategic Planning|

Rethink, Fly or Fall

  Your personal strategic elevation usually determines what you produce. The earth’s physical gravity naturally pulls us down just as our failure to develop our leadership ability can. What we think about drives what we typically produce. Trying to develop the best next thing often requires both a right and left brain effort that can [...]

By |2022-04-09T16:38:20-05:00April 11th, 2022|Leadership, Strategic Planning|
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