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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Are You Ready?

No one knows when tragedy will strike.  Horribly Jennifer Riordan, a mother of two, lost her life this week while traveling on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas.

The pilot, Tammie Joe Shults, demonstrated amazing poise, composure and emotional intelligence in the midst of every air traveler’s worst nightmare; an engine blowout.  Hearing Tammie Joe’s incredible calm and composure while notifying ground control of the unfolding event was amazing.  She successfully landed the crippled aircraft in Philly.

Later it was learned ...

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The Magnificent Mile

For many, we are one step away from magnificence. It has been said the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary can be measured in millimeters not miles.

It is the little things we think, feel and do every day that ultimately make a profound difference in one’s self and those we have the privilege to lead.

On March 3, 2018 Roger Bannister, a global sports icon and Sports Illustrated’s fist Sportsman of the Year, passed away. Bannister may not be known ...

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It’s Coming

No one has a crystal ball. Yet those with wisdom know a sizeable shift is coming. Can you see it?

The stock market has become volatile; it’s safe to expect some wild swings in the days and months ahead. The larger issue business owners and executives must grapple with is the tremendous uncertainty facing so many industries. Continuing to do as you’ve always done is a recipe for disappointment.

In fact, the more success a business has experienced, the more the C-Suite ...

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Just Imagine

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world ...

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How to Become a Great CEO

As the giving thanks season is fast approaching, it is timely to share some wonderful insights barrowed from Adam Bryant’s piece recently published in the New York Times.

Bryant, having interviewed 525 chief executives over many years as part of his Corner Office column shared a number of great perspectives. I’ll provide my spin on a few of the true gems.

Becoming a successful executive takes a lot of really hard work. Integrating these nuggets into one’s personal leadership style will most ...

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Becoming the Best

One of the grandest challenges every executive to front-line manager faces is optimizing human potential.  In today’s fast paced, every changing business environment, fueling exceptional performance requires well-honed skills and a never-ending commitment to providing positive energy to those we lead.

How then can impact leaders influence other’s performance?  Before offering a simple yet not simplistic solution, here are a few “old school” approaches to flush down the toilet.

Expecting Respect – Respect has always and will forever be earned.  Peer-to-peer or ...

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Don’t Become An Uber

Much has been written about building a strong sustainable business.  Intellectually understanding a prescription for success is easy.  Actually doing the work is not.

Travis Kalanick’s recent fall from grace as CEO of Uber is yet another prime example of how arrogance and omnipotence can quickly cripple a leader’s efforts to succeed.

With the amazing amount of technological, economic and generational change currently occurring in organizations there are a number of key principles we might internalize to avoid becoming another corporate casualty.

First, ...

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Be a Miracle Maker

You have to love Dreamers. Those that see the word for all it can be vs. what currently exists.

You have to love Doers even more. They see the summit of the metaphorical mountain and succeed in ascending.

The difference between Dreaming and Doing is instrumental in achieving true success in business and life.

Some believe that only a few are chosen. In fact, all are give the choice but few follow through.

What can mere mortals do to create lives others simply aspire ...

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It’s That Time!

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the fairest in our industry after all?

Following a lengthy pause the image of a wise old man with a long white beard appeared in the reflection. The CEO was stunned at what he saw but utterly shocked when the image began to speak to him in a patient and loving tone.

“Compare yourself and your company to no other,” the wise man shared. “Instead seek only to know your numbers and always work to ...

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