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Influence Capital

Is based on more than goodwill.  That’s part of it. But it also requires competence. And a knowledge and true understanding of the bigger picture.…

60 Days

My eyes overflow every time I visit the Lincoln Memorial.  Reading his words, absorbing their generosity and wisdom, I’ve wondered so many times what would…

Stuck in a Rut?

What’s the one thing that will make the greatest difference if explored/accomplished/launched by the end of the year? Professionally? Personally? Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum An…

If You’ve Been Fence-Sitting

Most of my work with clients is done through and with their organizations.  Senior executives are preparing for promotion or have landed in elevated roles. …

A Break from the News

Are you creating any?  Breaks, that is. Consciously consuming the news rather than taking it all in, all the time? There is a balance between…

Living Outside the Box

I’ve been getting more requests to talk on resilience at conferences and inside organizations in the last three weeks than I have in the last…

PTO

Take it. And encourage your team members to take it. And unplug. I’m hearing from leaders that their team members are reluctant to take time…

How and Why Interviews

You have superstars on your team who are somehow still shining, despite the uncertainty, despite the volatility, despite it all. Ask them how they’re doing…

Relentless Communication

That’s how Peter Gwaltney, CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association, described leading through the aftermath of Katrina while a young CEO of the Louisiana…

Your Seat is a Megaphone

If you are leading, your words and actions are amplified by the seat in which you sit. During tonight’s Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum, we discussed…

Where Do We Go From Here?

I was looking for a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that has always been meaningful to me: “…The arc of the moral universe is…

The Best Hearts and Minds

If there were ever a time when we needed them, it’s now. Leadership matters. Your leadership matters. Of yourself, first. And then, of those around…

It’s Everything all at Once

During a recent conversation, one senior executive described leadership right now as everything all at once.  Bottom line survival. Team member motivation.  And a future…