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Are You Guilty of Self-Deception?

Are You Guilty of Self-Deception?

The Idea: Of all the problems in organizations, self-deception might be the most problematic. It is a problem because the only thing worse than lying to another is lying to one’s self. Humans have incredibly malleable minds, and this phenomenon... read more
Do Others Trust You?

Do Others Trust You?

The Idea: Do your best customers trust your sales and marketing leaders?  According to The Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 49% of surveyed sales managers shared that their sales organizations had lied on calls, and 34% had sales... read more
Did You Remember?

Did You Remember?

The Idea: I recently shared a number of big ideas which were uncovered at leadership and innovation summits. These are the types of ideas that need constant revisiting; the leaders who are discussing these ideas are flourishing and having fun... read more
The Dark Side of Biases

The Dark Side of Biases

The Idea: All of us are biased; it is the way we understand patterns and the greater world around us. It’s a reflex, it’s programmed, but it’s also dangerous. Psychologist and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman is known for his work... read more
Lessons From A Walmart Summit

Lessons From A Walmart Summit

The Idea: “We are on the verge of an economic crisis that could disrupt the whole U.S. healthcare system.” Our lack of preventative healthcare (and implications) was a theme conveyed by numerous economists, healthcare entrepreneurs, and technology experts gathered at... read more
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

The Idea:   Are you ready for the future of leadership in our industry?There are over 58,000 books sold on Amazon with the word “Leadership” in their title. With so much literature available why is leadership so misunderstood?I recently... read more
Has Your Wine Run Dry

Has Your Wine Run Dry

The Idea:  At some point we all are confronted with growth stall in our business or personal life.  The wine always runs dry. This sudden slow down or stop in a company’s sales growth or a collapse in creative thinking... read more
How to Improve “Return on Failure”

How to Improve “Return on Failure”

The Idea:  Success is a terrible teacher.   One may meet their personal goals, but success is rarely a catalyst for growth, it come through failure.  It is that simple.  A survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group showed that 31% of... read more
Ideas That Matter - Why

Ideas That Matter - Why

 The idea:  Legendary San Francisco 49’ers Head coach Bill Walsh once quipped that the secret to becoming a professional organization was “You’ve got to do the corporate culture first.” Two years later, the 49’ers won one of their three Super... read more
The COOLEST Company in America

The COOLEST Company in America

The Idea:  In 2003, Inc. Magazine named Zingerman’s Deli “The Coolest Small Company in America”.  A two-floor deli on the outskirts of Ann Arbor, MI, Zingerman’s had just turned twenty-one when it received its praiseworthy award.  Ten years later, when... read more
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