May 4, 2017

Prince Harry’s Candor on Mental Health

May is designated as Mental Health Month in an effort to open dialogue about the struggles with and treatment for mental illness. Demonstrating remarkable leadership in this is an unlikely hero – Britain’s Prince Harry. In an outstanding…

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April 25, 2017

Ugh, United Airlines, Really?

Thanks to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, we are reminded yet again of the wrong way to communicate during a crisis. By now, after watching leader after leader make these same mistakes, I feel like we should know…

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April 18, 2017

Evolving Into Irrationalism

Does it seem like people are deeply rooted in their opinions these days? On topics across the spectrum, people have made their decision and they’re sticking to it. Having strong convictions isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, the…

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March 27, 2017

Truth In Advertising – A Girl Scout’s Law

Author, salesman and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Leave it to an 11-year old Girl Scout to prove him right.…

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March 17, 2017

Prevent Mistakes from Multiplying

Mistakes happen. Despite any team’s collective diligence toward preventing them, mistakes sometimes just happen. And in the case of the Best Picture Award during the Oscars, that mistake was a doozy. As if the error itself wasn’t big enough,…

February 24, 2017

The Power of Trust

Recently, I read a fascinating article by Paul J. Zak in the Harvard Business Review on trust. After decades of research, Zak has proven a strong connection between trust and happiness, and he was able to correlate that…

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February 13, 2017

The Super Bowl… and (Bathroom) Strategy

A bit like the World Series, the Super Bowl was full of surprises. The New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons – a comeback unheard of in Super Bowl history, and won during…

January 26, 2017

Women Supporting Women In Business

On the heels of the Women’s Marches across the country, it seems as though pride with, for, and among women is at an all-time high. And yet, despite the fact that we are witnessing women standing up and…

January 17, 2017

“Truthiness” in News & Information

Truthiness: the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true (Oxford Dictionary). When Stephen Colbert coined this term in the mid-2000’s, who knew we would come so far in its application? Today,…