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 […]

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 […]

Gain Perspective at the Edge of the World

April 20, 2018 admin 0

Dear Friends and Colleagues, With our busy world and so many competing demands, how do we gain the perspective we need to accomplish our goals? We pack so much into our lives and don’t really know what to do with it all. […]

With a Servant’s Heart

January 20, 2018 admin 0

“Instead of trying to recruit others to help me, I set out to figure out how to recruit myself to help others.” My blogosphere friend Valeria Maltoni recently wrote a spectacular post about “strategic quitting.” You can find it here. She details how […]

Bullet Points Are Not Nourishing

December 15, 2017 admin 0

Why, oh why, do bad powerpoint presentations persist?  Why do we sit in audiences and accept them?!! I know most presenters don’t get in front of a room with the intent to bore the audience and minimize their own excellent ideas. ‘The […]

20 Steps to Artistic Immortality

December 15, 2017 admin 0

As part of my 2007 goals, I signed up for a beginner’s art class at a local art academy.  I don’t see myself especially gifted as an artist, so I figured this would be a great way to find out how right I am. Guess what?  […]