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Equipping Your Leaders for Success

  A recent HR Magazine article based on a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) survey of 700 leaders, revealed that a CEO’s #1 challenge is to develop and engage human capital.  However, when ranking strategies within this challenge, it was interesting to discover that mid-management leadership development was ranked at #10.  As CMI rightly pointed out, this […]

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Time Off Can Be Time Well Spent

  How much vacation do we really need to stay productive? Should employees be expected to stay connected to their work during the precious days they are away from the office? “A recent study of more than 5,600 workers conducted by CareerBuilder found that 12% of participants say they feel guilty that they’re not at work while […]

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The Unheralded Traits of Success

Common Traits of Success in Life & Business Recently, an intriguing article caught my mind—all the more intriguing because of its author, 19 year-old Alex Banayan, an associate at San Francisco-based firm Alsop Louie Partners, named “The World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist” by Business Insider. Banayan is in the process of writing a book that will profile the world’s […]

What Kind of Music Are You Making?

Think of the last time a great piece of music caught your attention. Maybe the lyrics to a song reminded you of summer memories or a movie soundtrack fueled your workout at the gym. Classic songs set the tone for our days, get stuck in our heads, and leave us wanting more. But what makes […]

Developing a Culture of Change

“There is nothing wrong with change— if it is headed in the right direction.” Winston Churchill Think of the last time you wanted to change something. You know the feeling–whether it was a picture frame hanging crookedly on a wall or a slow-moving line at the DMV–it took every ounce of willpower to keep from […]

Uncertainty or Opportunity?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of negative news streaming through your TV or laptop?  Riots in the Middle East, threats of a double dip recession, incessant political ads, etc. can leave us feeling like we are stuck at an inopportune time in history.  So much negativity can skew our perspective rather […]

Taking Action: Building and Restoring Confidence

Pausing briefly from our Sales Strategies Series, someone sent me this quote from Norman Vincent Peale quote recently: Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. […]