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Pipeline Nutrition

  Is steady, I was telling a client today. Every week, taking action to stay in front of your clients/customers or their influencers. (Which means…

Leadership Gold, 2

Despite insisting that he didn’t have a crystal ball, Nick Schacht, Chief Strategy Officer at SHRM, gave us quite a bit to think about at…

Leadership Gold

From yesterday’s conversation with Janet Bridges, VP of Corporate Accounting and Finance at Chick-fil-A, during the Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum Annual Event: Leaders have to…

Courage + Humility

I was debriefing an engagement with a client that has gone exceptionally well and attributed it to two things: their courage and their humility. Courage…

French Bread

Like strategic leadership, is made of only a few ingredients. Which makes their identification and execution critical. Strategic Leadership, as I describe it to clients…

Last Call

To register for tomorrow’s cost-free webinar on “3-Factor Authentication: How to Decide What You Want, Pursue the Right Opportunities, and Land Your Ideal Role or…

Starbucks

Is Rethinking Almost Everything. That’s the title of the article on the front page of today’s WSJ. Interim CEO Charles Schultz has been on the…

Sunday Sketch

Of all things not business and leadership related. Suggesting: The following places in Boston/Cambridge as friends and clients are traveling: High Rise Bread Company.  Not…

That’s Fair

Is a common response I hear when debriefing 360 feedback with a leader who will use it to get even better. And they do.

When Communicating

With your people, use “we,” “our,” and “us,” almost exclusively rather than “I” and “my.” Works as effectively in town halls as in email bulletins.

In Case You Missed It

He isn’t playing by the rules. Because he wants to reinvent them. It’s risky. A big play. With very big players in the middle who…

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