How to Create Happiness

For some executives, fame and fortune are the primary drivers that measure “success.”  Yet those who have become famous and wealthy often find it unfulfilling or fleeting.

There is nothing wrong with aspiring to see your picture on the cover of Fortune magazine or making the Inc. 5000 list.  Both are truly significant accomplishments.  Yet, there is a lot more to life. It has been said, “if you don’t go within, you go without.”  Success may be best measured via ...

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A Solution

A major problem plaguing many small and middle market companies is hiring exceptional talent to fuel growth and constructively break barriers preventing business improvement.

The unemployment rate is at 3.6%, the lowest level in over 50 years!  The pressure being felt by employers to find great team members is very real.

How can business owners, CEOs and executives maximize the talent currently on the team vs. finding new “unicorn” employees?   Here are a few simple suggestions.

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Love vs. Fear

Many years ago, a mentor of mine taught me an important lesson; always work to make the complex as simple as possible.  I’ll spare you painful story leading to the lesson.  Regardless, I never forgot the sage advice gifted to me so long ago.

Life in our complex world can be anything but simple.  Running a business is consistently fraught with balancing seemingly incompatible choices.  Yet, as executives, we are continually called to make difficult decisions.

How then can life’s grand complexities ...

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An Amazing Lie

Abe Lincoln said it best “No one is smart enough to be a successful liar.”

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, the blood testing start-up, for years misled some of the smartest experts in medicine, government and business is now another example of greed and narcissism on steroids.  If you’ve not picked up John Carreyrou’s book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup do it today.  Carreyou, a Wall Street Journal investigative reporter did an amazing job ...

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The BIG Question

Have you ever asked yourself what is the true meaning of life?  Most have.  Most don’t know.

Of course, the ultimate answer is very individualistic.  We all have our own values, priorities and end goals.  Life’s true meaning is a personal choice.

The last couple of weeks have been challenging.  A lot going on.  Really busy.  Physically and emotionally draining.  It seems like there is always a “burning platform.”  Another major issue to solve.  Being an executive takes a lot of energy.

The ...

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A Corporate Killer

What do Jeff Bezos, Peloton (the fitness startup) and the stock market have in common?  Change, massive change.

Bezos’ life is going through a major upheaval.  (Divorce, from what I’ve been told, is rarely fun). Even the richest man on the planet (for the time being) experiences ongoing challenge.  Professionally and personally.

Peloton, a true “unicorn” that is transforming the fitness industry, vertically integrates proprietary technological software, hardware, fitness products, content, music and retail.  The major global manufactures of stationary bikes and ...

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Did You See That?

Blind spots can be a beautiful thing…provided you can see them.  An oxymoron I know.  How can you see a blind spot when…your blind?  The quick answer, by surrounding yourself with complimentary executive talent that sees what you don’t.  And most importantly, having the humility to listen to their perspectives, internalize their points of view and act on the higher conscious thinking that is created.

The most recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine shared an interesting interview with Chip Wilson, the founder ...

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The World’s Most Powerful Tool

If there was one skill everyone on the planet would benefit from mastering it would be building constructive interpersonal relationships.

Relationships matter, a lot!  The challenge many professionals face is how to initiate, cultivate and sustain mutually beneficial relationships when technology coupled with endless demands continues to push people away from each other.  We’ve all seen the dynamic.  Four people sitting at a restaurant table all looking at their mobile devices.

In fact, the same behavior can be witnessed during professional social ...

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Predict Your Future

The world is an amazingly complex place.  Thousands if not millions of variables are constantly in play producing our “reality.”

Predicting your future is, however, relatively easy to do.  Changing your future takes a bit more work.   The great news, it can be done.  Let’s break things down and develop a plan to co-create desired outcomes.

To predict your future, we simply need to understand Newtown’s first law of motion.  It states “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays ...

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How to Create Change

A number of weeks ago while “channel surfing” YouTube, I “stumbled” on a video where Russel Brand, the comedian turned quasi philosopher, was being interviewed by Dr. Drew.  The topic was sad – drug addiction.   The segment was taped in front of a live audience of chemically dependent people and their family members who were trying to help them.

Aside from Mr. Brand’s unique personality, he shared a number of very interesting perspectives on life.  Russell, himself now sober, was confronted ...

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