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Have You Scared Yourself?

‘Tis the time of year to think about resolutions. But instead of the same old ideas on adhering to more of this or less of…

There Is Strength In Stillness

This is something that my favorite barre teacher, Maureen, likes to say. And she usually says it when there is nothing still going on, not…

Less Input, Better Results

I’m just back from Munich where I worked with a group of international colleagues for two days.  We gathered to share learnings and challenge ourselves…

Some of My Favorite Things

Places: New York City.  I love the way the city smells (really!), its steady sound, and strolling to my heart’s content.  There are far too…

The Inverse Seesaw of Stress

I was talking with a client last week about the inverse stress seesaw, the one where stress increases and self-sustaining activities decrease.  In perfect unison.…

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you time and presence with the bounty of the day.

The Real Merger of an M&A

What to do during organizational transformation? The future requires change. But the way things have always been done holds value, if for no other reason…

The Tricky Middle, Repost

Most of my clients are attempting to continually leverage current success into future triumph. And that path is not without its bumps. Or risk. Or…

When Your Strategy Is Stuck

It’s not the ideas.  Those are probably fine. It’s not the planning process.  That was probably fine, too. If your strategy is stuck, it’s an…

You’re Leaving Money on the Table

It could be available market that you’re not capturing. Or a bolt-on sale that isn’t being bolted with consistency. Or your competition is better (read:…

It Will All Work

Whatever training or education that you decide upon. Sales training.  Management training.  Customer service training. For the most part, it will all work. The question…

How Can I Help?

Is one of the most powerful questions to diffuse a tense interaction. But our tone and intention must align with our words to be effective.…

The Best Time of Day to Make a Decision

Doesn’t exist, really. Because if you’re like my clients, you have important decisions to make at all hours of the day (and sometimes night), and…

It’s Not on the Paper

We just finished the new ventures launch at UNC’s Kenan Flagler B-School this weekend.  It’s an intense,  fast-paced program for EMBA students who fly in…

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