Insights

The Positive Impact Of Kind Words

As a senior level executive, you can have a profound affect on everyone in your organization. I was reminded of that today when I was talking with a friend and colleague and told him that I had an offer for a partnership within a particular group….

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Comfort Zone

It takes courage to collaborate: being willing to let go of ego, share the spoils of success, recover from someone else’s failures, and to let others influence your vision.

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Be Yourself

As I come down from the holidays, I was thinking about all of the family I was around and reflecting how much I enjoyed it. At the same time, in many instances I also felt a sense of disappointment. I had to reflect on this…

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Aspire Higher

Do you aspire to accomplish incredible things? I was talking to a colleague recently about a mutual acquaintance who is an extremely successful Elon Musk-type of person. He has created a significant company, incredible wealth  and notoriety. (I am going to keep his identity confidential, but…

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Future Trends 2016

Ask yourself, what if you were to list the top 10 future trends? Challenge your brain, creating new synapses, expanding your thought process.

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The Journey 2016

On New Year’s Day I awoke excited —about the start of a new year of course, but I also began to wondered where this year was going to take me. Then I got a little flushed and scared because every journey starts with one step,…

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Have Someone’s Back

Recently I have been thrust into a difficult situation. One that made me really think about people and reflect on this holiday season. My own upbringing was very consistent, safe, secure and nurturing. My parents will celebrate over 60 years of marriage this year. But…

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What Is The American Dream For Millennials?

One of the headlines in the Washington Post last week was ” Young people are losing their faith in the American Dream.” I have to say what a peculiar headline I thought that was, especially after hosting a small dinner last night made up of very…

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No Regrets

I was recently at a holiday celebration dinner where the conversation was vibrant and fun. One person asked if we had ever thought about what was undone in our life, what had we not done that we needed to do. I was immediately taken aback,…

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Getting Out

I remember when I did an Innovation and Creativity talk for the Global Leaders of one of the largest corporations in the world. The slides where incredibly detailed, pretty much all concerned with looking for the “blue ocean space” or unidentified opportunities in segments or…

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