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What’s Your Walgreens Plan Now?

What’s Your Walgreens Plan Now?

Insights:   And then there were two!  Walgreens just acquired Rite Aid. The third largest drug chain in America became too valuable to pass on. Together controlling over 90 percent of the U.S. retail drug market, this deal effectively consolidates the... read more
IMPORTANT:   The Walmart Rules!

IMPORTANT: The Walmart Rules!

The Idea: Six years ago, Walmart eliminated a number of seemingly lower profile brands, which decompressed their assortment, and made room for higher priced items. They wanted to clean up their stores, attract new consumers, and grow the size of... read more
Why Lou Reed Should Matter To All Brands!

Why Lou Reed Should Matter To All Brands!

The Idea: He was misunderstood by the mainstream, has been both criticized and celebrated for his distinctive voice and poetic, provocative lyrics. In the 1970’s he broke through with the hit "Walk on the Wild Side", but the masses never... read more
Is Exaggeration Lying In Disguise?

Is Exaggeration Lying In Disguise?

The Idea:  Research shows in one of every two discussions we fail to accurately detect if someone is lying or telling the truth. And additional studies led by researchers Aldret Vrij and Brill DePaulo found that over three quarters of... read more
What’s Your Leadership Story?

What’s Your Leadership Story?

The Idea: At this year’s Elevation Summit, Walgreen’s Beth Stiller dropped a bomb on the audience when she said, “Where you came from has made you the leader you’ve become.” She went further sharing, “Your personal story defines how you... read more
Do You Possess a Growth Mindset?

Do You Possess a Growth Mindset?

The Idea: Over the last thirty years of assessing the mindset of top performers, I am convinced more than ever before that the best in every industry possess a growth mindset.  What separates the good from the great is clear:... read more
Boring Managers Thrive!

Boring Managers Thrive!

The Idea:  Our culture is addicted to charismatic figures - government officials and higher profile leaders with the gift of public speaking, personal impact and persuasion.  We are pulled in by these attributes even when there is a void in... read more
Are You A Micro-Manager?

Are You A Micro-Manager?

The Idea: Are you a micromanager or just a bit of a control freak?   No one ever wants to be considered an oppressive person.  Most people who struggle with micromanagement don’t readily admit that they control others.  Micromanagement like any... read more
Pope Francis is a Lesson in Transformative Leadership!

Pope Francis is a Lesson in Transformative Leadership!

The Idea:  How can a man leading an organization that is 21 centuries old, drenched in symbols and hierarchy connect with so many people?  What can we all learn from the magic of how Pope Francis embraces others? This week... read more
How Do We Improve Broken Trust?

How Do We Improve Broken Trust?

The Idea: Edelman, the world’s largest PR agency, has recently published their annual trust survey and the results are gloomy, at best.   The research shows that public trust in the U.S. government remains near historic lows, although somewhat higher than... read more
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