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80/20 Your Business

80/20 Your Business

The Idea: Artist, musician and entrepreneur Dr. Dre recently shared that after 10 years of working on a musical project, he decided to toss it.  He explained that it simply “was not good,” and instead focused on his newly released... read more
Have You Overestimated Your Network?

Have You Overestimated Your Network?

The Idea:  Three things consistently trump a solid network. We can overestimate the value we bring to others; we can underestimate the value others bring to our customers; and we can overestimate the depth of our relationships and the level... read more
Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

The Idea: Should we declare our goals to the world or keep them to ourselves?  Recent research has made me question this idea and all that goes along with it.  Setting goals is a widely accepted part of progress, but... read more
Who Is On Your Personal Board of Directors?

Who Is On Your Personal Board of Directors?

The Idea:  By 2020, roughly 40% of the workforce will be comprised of freelance, free thinking talent, according to a 2010 Intuit study.  Surrounding ourselves with this type of talent is the key to flourishing in the new economy.  The... read more
The Hidden Power of Introverts

The Hidden Power of Introverts

The Idea: More than half of all top executives are extroverts even though most of the world is not. Often times extroverted leaders are serving a group of people who don’t relate to their style. They may even discount or... read more
Are You a Professional Listener?

Are You a Professional Listener?

The Idea: A professor once said to me, “Arguments suck because you either come off hard-headed, or you must assume that you may be wrong.” Many executives and companies either reject the truth or worse yet, fail to listen to... read more
Google Did It Again: Are You Uncomfortable?

Google Did It Again: Are You Uncomfortable?

The Idea: Rarely does one hear of Fortune 500 companies doing something truly entrepreneurial, but Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, recently introduced Alphabet, the new name of the entity formerly known as Google. How does a “Too... read more
We All Have a Problem with Self-Awareness

We All Have a Problem with Self-Awareness

The Idea: I was recently in a meeting and the top leadership was texting while a newcomer was presenting to the group. There are a group of dysfunctional behaviors – born out of lack of self-awareness which turn people off... read more
Can 1 Great Hire Equal 3 Good Hires?

Can 1 Great Hire Equal 3 Good Hires?

The Idea: Kip Tindell, CEO and Chairman of The Container Store, founded the company in 1978 with $35k, and a set of brave ideals. This retailer of "empty boxes" was profitable on day one and has enjoyed a historical average... read more
How To Support a Narcissistic Leader

How To Support a Narcissistic Leader

The Idea: Narcissism is an overused medical term often describing leaders who are self-centered, crave admiration, and lack empathy for others. Narcissistic leaders alienate others, manipulate their relationships, play victim and always believe they are under siege, often time distorting... read more
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