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The Ultimate Secret Weapon!

The Ultimate Secret Weapon!

The Idea: "Purpose is at the essence of why firms exist," says Hirotaka Takeuchi, a management professor at Harvard Business School. "There is nothing mushy about it.  It is pure strategy.”  In a world of great uncertainty, where the rules... read more
Vulnerability – It Hurts So Good!

Vulnerability – It Hurts So Good!

The Idea: Brene Brown’s captivating TED talk about “Vulnerability” is the fourth most-viewed Ted video in the history of the series.  The topic’s popularity says two things: people care about it, and people struggle with it.  But being vulnerable –... read more
Leadership is Felt, Not Claimed

Leadership is Felt, Not Claimed

The Idea:  Every successful leader I’ve known had my trust, even the overly aggressive or emotional ones.  Many of these men or women are not who I would have picked from the crowd, but I knew they had something special,... read more
Are You On The Verge of A Fall?

Are You On The Verge of A Fall?

The Idea:  In 1930 the average S&P company lived for 90 years now it is only 17 years!  Success seems to come quicker and failure sneaks up even faster.  What’s really going on and how do we thrive in a... read more
Want to Improve Retention?  Conduct a “Stay Interview”

Want to Improve Retention? Conduct a “Stay Interview”

The Idea:  According to a Future Workplace survey, over ninety percent of Millennials expect to stay in their job for under three years.  And this number will continue to shrink.  So how do we develop and retain the most gifted,... read more
Start with Why

Start with Why

The Idea: When someone tells you that something “just doesn’t feel right,” all the facts in the world will not change their mind.  They need to trust you and they must understand the larger point of “why” you do business,... read more
Please Stop Selling

Please Stop Selling

The Idea: Most people are not as persuasive as they think they are. People hate to be sold to, and yet most people are always selling. When you are trying to persuade, remember that people only buy what they discover... read more
Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe

The Idea:  A study by Stanford researchers found that being awed, radically shakes your perspective and expands your ability to use time effectively.  The research suggests that being awed makes you smarter, happier and more capable. It expands your mind... read more
Are Millennials Allergic to You?

Are Millennials Allergic to You?

The Idea:  Advertising campaigns can make or break a brand, but if there is one thing that is sure to frustrate millennials it is an inauthentic advertising campaign. Millennials often call marketing campaigns “patronizing”, “condescending” and “tone-deaf.” Do... read more
Why Do Smart Leaders Fail?

Why Do Smart Leaders Fail?

The Idea:  Smart leaders who end up failing often times are guilty of four sins. They get off track with their decisiveness, fail to create systems hindering execution, struggle with financial accountability and/or fail to attract and retain talent... read more
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