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Culture as Competitive Edge

Is the keynote I’m delivering at today’s WICT Leadership Conference. If you think culture is one of those squishy business notions, the convergence between it…

Want to Go to Italy?

I’m thinking about hosting a leadership retreat in Montepulciano next year. Surrounded on either side by the Val di Chiana and the Val D’Orcia, the…

Push, Pull

Push someone to their potential, not to 5 days on site in the office (you won’t win). Pull someone to the higher vision you see,…

Burn and Churn

Those organizations that do not greet the convergence of culture and talent retention as an opportunity to become more competitive, risk burning through dollars and…

Truckin’ Tunes

A number of you resonated with yesterday’s blog, below are 3 tunes that have been on repeat: Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”  Its gradual build on the…

Releasing the Brakes

I’m back to running hills at my favorite old trail, a gift from the pup I’d been walking. Winding through the woods, the trail isn’t…

Virtual Leadership

Is top of mind for all of my clients these days. And was part of the discussion at this week’s Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum, as…

I’ve Got My Homework

That’s how a client ended our recent personalized leadership strat session. They told me that if they hadn’t requested it, they wouldn’t have been able…

Your Right Hand

Should know what the left is doing. Be able to anticipate it, actually. And be there before you. Without that, your strategic functioning as a…

The Supreme is on the Plate

Mimi Sheraton, former restaurant critic for the NYT, once wrote (and I’m paraphrasing) that she preferred her supreme on the plate. In other words, the…

75 Days

From concept to pilot. That’s what Doug Satzman, CEO of XpresSpa Group, shared on a recent Friday afternoon during our interview for The Making Magnificence…

Context

Context is everything.  It gives us understanding and perspective. During a recent session with a client, we were discussing how to best communicate their substantial…

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