Age of Conversation – the book!

July 10, 2018 admin 0

We’re close, my friends.  In less than a week, on July 16th, is the launch of the much-anticipated “Age of Conversation” book on marketing.   WHY GET THIS BOOK? 1.  It is cutting edge – Conversation! 2.  It is for a good […]

Did You Miss Me?

July 10, 2018 admin 0

This past week I was in beautiful Vail, Colorado for a little R&R.  We hiked, rafted, rode horses, did some mountain biking, and stimulated the local economy via shops and restaurants.  If you haven’t experienced Colorado mountains in the summer, I highly recommend the experience!   […]

How Do People Experience Your Brand?

June 30, 2018 admin 0

My friend Valeria Maltoni has a great article on personal branding at The Blog Herald.  She reminds us of the “The Brand Called You” article by Tom Peters from the August/September 1997 FastCompany magazine.   Valeria’s article continues by asking and framing questions about: What Makes You Different?  What’s Your Pitch? Why Is It […]

What is Leadership?

June 20, 2018 admin 0

Simply stated and boiled to its essence: “Real leadership is obvious: It has a measurable impact on profitability…”– Dr. John Sullivan, from HR Metrics: the World-Class Way. Is that it? It fits my bias: if our leadership mantra, training, philosophy, etc. isn’t designed to affect […]

100% Career Management

June 10, 2018 admin 0

Ever have a development discussion with your manager, and have them recommend you take an internal training course to help you ‘develop’?  Ever wonder how to move your career in a new direction, and choose another college degree, a seminar or a […]

The Power of Questions

May 30, 2018 admin 0

I was discussing the Fortune article about uber-consultant Ram Charan, titled “The Strange Existence of Ram Charan” with a few colleagues.  We reached the following conclusions: 1.  Ram Charan is a true road warrior.  Nothing we do or experience will come close to his schedule! 2.  His approach doesn’t […]

Value the Offsite, or Boondoggle?

May 20, 2018 admin 0

“I took off for a weekend last month Just to try and recall the whole year. All of the faces and all of the places, wonderin’ where they all disappeared. I didn’t ponder the question too long; I was hungry and went […]

How Many “Ps” are in “Empowerment”?

May 10, 2018 admin 0

Trick question. There are three! Read on… I had the good fortune this past week of spending an hour with one of our human resources VPs. The agenda for our discussion was performance management strategy. We covered the detail on this. The […]

A Short, Simple List of Rules

May 10, 2018 admin 0

From the Human Systems Dynamics Institute: Short List of Simple Rules 1. Teach and learn in every interaction. 2. Reinforce strengths of self and others. 3. Search for the true and the useful. 4. Apply emerging learning in reflective practice. 5. Make expectations […]

My Blue Ocean *update*

April 30, 2018 admin 0

This past March I posted about Blue Ocean Strategy. I promised to give you an update on my personal Blue Ocean. Here it is, though still a work in progress. 50% Blue Ocean, 25% Conversation Agent, 25% Dip: adds up to this: I am finding my […]