Learning From The Worst

October 25, 2018 admin 0

We have the ability to learn from any leader – even a bad one.  Here is a real-life story from my bank of experience: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…or it seems that way…I was in account management at a […]

Cream or Crap?

October 22, 2018 admin 0

When executing a change at work, is it standard practice to treat everyone the same?  I am not talking about respect, dignity, and the like. I mean using a ‘peanut butter’ approach in attention, communication, direction, accountability, etc. Mark Goulston, the Leadership columnist at FastCompany, […]

All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down

October 19, 2018 admin 0

Does the boldness of youth breed the stability of experience? Or do most people not want to do hard work and avoid any risk after significant career success? In the past year I have witnessed and read about people who reach a certain point in their […]

How Does a ‘Great Leader’ Think?

October 17, 2018 admin 0

In our never-ending quest to become a better leader, we look to those that business and/or society deem successful.  At one time or another we’ve all read a Jack Welch book or a Tom Peters book, hoping to gleen some wisdom to apply to our own leadership […]

What’s Your Story?

September 25, 2018 admin 0

“What do you do all day?”  “How is this report supposed to help me?”  “There is a lot of data here, but I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to tell me…” Ever hear that in your organization?  With more businesses preaching […]

How Do I Improve Organizational Performance?

September 18, 2018 admin 0

If only there was a simple, easy way to ensure positive organizational performance… There are books, seminars, CDs, DVDs, articles, blogs about: Career Management, Interviewing Skills, Individual Development Plans, Performance Consulting, Employee Engagement, Leadership Training, Management Training, etc.  They are all aimed at helping us […]

Spider Theory

July 30, 2018 admin 0

The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago has a unique underground cave-like area populated with  golden orb weaver spiders.  The zookeepers use food and water misters to keep the spiders content and in place without cages.  That’s right, these creepy-crawlies are right out in the open and […]

Age of Conversation Official Release TODAY!

July 16, 2018 admin 0

Official release is TODAY, July 16, 2018for The Age of Conversation, a collaborative book co-authored by over 100 business and marketing authors from 10 nations.   AdAge , Social Computing Magazine , FastCompany, and BusinessWeek have reported on this book and event. I am proud to be a contributor to this effort via […]

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 […]

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 […]