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Wisdom from women leaders

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. There is no doubt that men and women are different (we all know “Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars”) and there is no question that women and men lead in different ways. According to the Pew Research Center survey (November 2014), women and men are considered fairly equal in their overall capabilities of being
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(How to) Be the spark that ignites innovation

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. IBM, a 130-year old company, didn’t get where it is today without constant innovation. Disney started out as a cartoon studio and has evolved into a leading entertainment company always creating new products and new businesses. And Apple didn’t stop after it developed its first computer in 1976 – it has progressed into phones, online music,
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Corporate culture shock: reinventing your brand

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. Any world traveler can tell you that stepping off a plane in another country can sometimes feel like walking into a new, bizarre and unfamiliar world. The language, food, rituals and customs all differ from what we are accustomed to. In these instances, different doesn’t necessarily equate to either good or bad — it merely registers as
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Employee feedback: Why you need to stop avoiding the hard conversations

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. We all get those moments when we feel like bad news is imminent. Whether it’s right before you hop onto a scale for the first time in a year, or 10 minutes before you walk into the doctor’s office for a “routine” checkup, the feeling is the same. You become stricken with fear and anxiety, wishing
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Getting your employees to buy in might cost less than you think

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. Great ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. However, in the real world, ideas are only as good as their execution. And for most of us, it takes a team of people in multiple disciplines, departments and facets to execute an idea. Unfortunately, brilliant plans can get clouded and inevitably lose steam when others don’t share your
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Brandon Whiting headshotABOUT BRANDON WHITING: Brandon Whiting is the president of Speed Raceway indoor go kart racing and entertainment facilities. Since its inception and launch in 2012, he has been involved with the overall direction and growth of the Speed Raceway product and brand. As a new concept in the area, it has been crucial for Speed Raceway to continually refine the overall customer experience in each of its main product segments. Brandon has help accomplish this by remaining focused on three simple ideas: safety, efficiency, and customer service.

As a seven year veteran of the NFL, playing for both the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, he has experienced firsthand how separate individuals can come together, fueled by the singular goal of success, in order to form winning teams. Playing defensive line on three consecutive NFC East Champion teams (2000-2003), he learned the value of team work, accountability and communication. After retirement from the NFL, he made several career stints in coaching, sales and labor management, utilizing these same skills to build successful teams at each company he joined. In 2012, he met his current business partners, Carl Asplundh and Travis Thompson. Shortly after, Speed Raceway was born. It has quickly grown on the idea of providing a fun, safe and exciting place for friends, families and corporate teams to enjoy all year long. Speed Raceway family entertainment centers, with two locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, are 100,000 square feet of indoor electric go kart racing, arcades and other racing themed entertainment that caters to corporate and team building events, private parties, birthdays and “arrive and drive” customers.

One of Brandon’s biggest accomplishments has been the growth of the corporate team building product. Over the past three years, he has lead the corporate sales team in growing and developing one of the area’s premier “outside the box” meeting and event venues. His team now includes two dedicated corporate account executives who partner with local companies to create memorable events designed to increase employee engagement and company culture. With more engaged and satisfied employees, these companies tend to see the lasting effects of increased productivity and lowed turnover costs. Scott Willitts heads the southern New Jersey team, while Robert Andrey leads the charge in Pennsylvania.


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