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December 8, 2014

The Single Most Important Question for 2015

It’s that most wonderful time of year… of strategic plans and budgets, I mean! Right now, most organizations are wrapped up in setting expectations and targets for 2015. When you’re in the trenches of planning, let’s not overlook…

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November 23, 2014

Keith Ferrazzi: 2 Things High-Performing Teams Must Have

Recently, I had the honor of hearing Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, speak during the Gazelles FORTUNE Leadership Summit. His message emphasizes strong social connections and solid…

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November 17, 2014

Ben Bradlee: “Truth-Seeker Above All”

Following the death of Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post Executive Editor, on October 21, I read an article in the Post headlined “The Ben Bradlee we knew: Friend, fierce editor and a truth-seeker above all”. This was written…

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October 31, 2014

The Expert Rookie

I spent this week at the FORTUNE/Gazelles Growth Summit in Las Vegas and heard best-selling author Liz Wiseman (Multipliers) share the latest research from her newly-released Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.…

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October 20, 2014

Majors and Minors at Work

When I read in Fast Company (FC) magazine about ad agency Translation designating “majors” and “minors” for their employees, I was intrigued. FC contributor KC Ifeanyi explains how Steve Stoute, Translation’s founder and CEO, is encouraging his team…

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September 25, 2014

The Leadership Behind the CEO

Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, is making headlines with his book “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows.” In it, Hytner reminds us that leadership comes from many places, not just the CEO, and he chronicles stories…

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September 12, 2014

Ebola: Truth or Consequences

When Ebola broke into headline news several weeks ago, I was eerily reminded of the early public response to the AIDS epidemic – a lot of fear, confusion, mistrust, anxiety and very little true knowledge.   So many people…

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August 27, 2014

Candor on the PGA Tour

“You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.” – Bobby Jones Candor in golf made headlines again recently. Last week, Cameron Tringale earned the moniker…

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August 18, 2014

Robin Williams – A Genuine Soul

Following the sudden death of Robin Williams, I, among many, find myself revisiting the moments of his life that were so endearing. From inspiring, award-winning movies like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting to USO appearances and…