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When Work Really Is an Avalanche
I was walking in late to Logan Bennett’s talk at the Ignite Leadership Summit last week, a conference in beautiful Banff, Alberta that brought together
Can We Pause For a Moment?
My best friend and I were exchanging girlish squeals of excitement at seeing one another, our usual greeting of the last twenty five years, and
10 Reasons Your Strategy Got Shoved Into a Drawer
Last week I was speaking at the American Bankers Association annual conference, delivering a talk on Magnificent Leadership™ and the essential keys for leading during
Passion That Drives Business Results
Last week I had the honor of speaking at the annual Alan Weiss Million Dollar Consulting Mentor Summit for the third year in a row
Light Yourself On Fire
Steve Haggerty was his name.
And he spoke with a thick, South African accent that I initially strained to understand.
He was on fire, a
How to Compete
“Sarah?” she said.
Then, once again, a bit louder: “Sarah!”
I was second in line from the register. Although I heard my name, it was
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Banff Bound. With a Special Discount to My Network
If you’ve been on the fence about heading up to Banff to attend the Ignite Leadership Summit and take in the grandeur of the Canadian
Strategic Direction: Getting Out of the Weeds
Last week one of my colleagues and I met for the sole purpose of setting time aside to think strategically about our businesses, to set
Last week, I had the honor of being sandwiched between the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and a former Director of the
When Excellence Is Flattened
There are only a few ingredients in French bread: flour, water, yeast, and salt.
Which does not mean it’s easy to make.
The opposite, actually.
Giving Conformity Its Due
During a recent conversation with my best friend, who works with systems thinking, I asked the rhetorical question of where in the heck we ever
The One Thing
I once arrived at the annual strategic retreat of a senior leadership team to find that they’d been in an intense brainstorming session for two
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The List You’ll Want to Check Twice
In my career, I have the honor of getting to know and work with some pretty insightful and dedicated leaders. We often share a love
Are You Prepared to Take Off the Gloves?
It’s turned cold here in North Carolina. We’ve gone from daytime temps nearing 60 degrees Fahrenheit to those topping out in the 30s. If you’ve
“It’s supposed to be hard,” she said.
I’m working on my book, staring at a blank page a lot of the time.
My friend told
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week in the US, wishing you and yours an abundance of all good things.
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Leading Into the Future
How do we lead into the future?
How will we tackle the challenges before us? Where will we put our focus, time, and attention?
If you’re a moviegoer (and, frankly, even if you’re not), you’ll likely want to get to a theater next month when Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime
If You’re Leading Through Change
Then you’ll want to listen to my most recent podcast for the The Making Magnificence Project® where I talk with Brad Wilson, CEO of Blue
A history major with a graduate degree in liberal studies and a JD, Brad never intended to become a CEO. In our conversation, he talks about leading through times of uncertainty, the courage to be vulnerable, and surrounding himself with dissenting opinion.
“We are living in a revolutionary time in healthcare… If you look at any revolution that’s ever occurred in history, when the revolution happens, there’s fear, there’s uncertainty, there are voids that need to be filled… And guess who fills them? Leaders.”
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When Leaders Aspire
Remember Sandro’s? My favorite Italian restaurant in NY that I had on my must-get-to-list for eight years before finally getting there in January?
Leading During Turbulence, Change, and Uncertainty?
Then you’ll want to tune in to my next conversation for The Making Magnificence Project®.
Later this month, I’ll be talking with Brad Wilson, CEO
The Low-Cost Cumulative Loop
A few years ago, when I was running a fair amount of weekly mileage, I plotted out the distances of several routes. 3 miles. 4