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When Things Go Awry

That’s exactly what’s supposed to happen. This from Brad Wilson and Glen Tullman, said separately and in complete agreement, during our panel discussion at the…

Are You Asking Your Customers?

What they want and prefer? Giving them surveys?  Polling them?  Inquiring about what additional products/levels of service/offerings you can provide? I know you’re just trying…

Thank You

For opening, for hitting reply and saying that something resonated for you, for forwarding on to your teams and organizations, for shouting out and sharing…

Sunday Sketch

Of all things not business and leadership related: One of my best pals is back from running the Boston marathon.  As he was relaying tales…

Reimagine

One thing. Professional or personal. What could it look like if it were different? What do you want it to look like? Start there.

The Quicksand Effect

Is when you’re continually pulled into the daily and unable to focus on the strategic where you add the greatest value. What’s the strategic? The…

Sunday Sketch

Of all things not business and leadership related: The open-faced savory croissant at Boulted Bread is a thing of culinary beauty and taste.  Ricotta spread…

Your Negative Split

Running a negative split means running the second half of a race faster than the first. It’s often used for longer distances, like marathons. What…

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,…