How Do You Orchestrate a Culture of ‘A’ Players? One Moment at a Time.





“Group culture is one of the most powerful forces on the planet.” Daniel Coyle.

Imagine your key manager departed from your MI retail store, and sent out the following email to all his contacts.

Dear Friends, and Customers.

 Earlier this month, I resigned from as store manager at XYZ Music Store and will end my position with the company on January 1, 2019. I have sincerely enjoyed working with all the members of the team, and appreciate the many close customer relationships I’ve developed over the years. On February 1st, I will continue to take care of my customers with another great music company.1 Please do not hesitate to reach out to me on my personal phone or email.  

To read the rest, check out my January MMR column.

How Do You Orchestrate a Culture of ‘A’ Players? One Moment at a Time.

Jaimie Blackman

Jaimie Blackman — a former music educator & retailer— is a Certified Wealth Strategist & Succession Planner. Jaimie helps business owners accelerate the value of their company so it can be sold profitably when ready to exit. He is a frequent speaker at the National Association of Music Merchants, (NAMM) Idea Center and has spoken at Yamaha’s succession advantage.

His content has been published in multiple trade magazines including: Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Canadian Music Trade Magazine, and Sound & Communications. His column is now published monthly in MMR— Musical Merchandise Review—and contributes to NAMM U online.

Jaimie is CEO of Jaimie Blackman & Company, and Creator of MoneyCapsules® and the Sound of Money®. To register for Jaimie’s live webinars, or to subscribe to his podcasts & webcasts, visit

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