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5 SECRETS FROM THE ELEVATION FORUM

5 SECRETS FROM THE ELEVATION FORUM

THE IDEA:  I have learned over the last two years, that emotional wellbeing is the catalyst for creating elite teams.  During our most recent Elevation Forum, held the day before the NACDS Annual conference in West Palm Beach Florida, a... read more
Is Your Culture Safe?

Is Your Culture Safe?

“Cheating and covering up are natural by-products of a top-down culture that does not accept “no” or “it can't be done” for an answer.” ― Amy C. Edmondson, The Fearless Organization THE IDEA:  I recently spoke with an old friend who was struggling... read more
WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH?

WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH?

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” -William Shakespeare The Idea:  How often has someone asked you the question “what do you do?”  How many times have you started a conversation with a potential customer yet fumbled over why you are distinct, valuable, and necessary?  Research... read more
WHO'S YOUR YOUNG GURU?

WHO'S YOUR YOUNG GURU?

“Listen with the will to learn.” -Unarine Ramaru The Idea:  Steve Jobs had Jony Ive, Apple’s SVP of Design – the creative mind behind most of the beautiful Apple designs that decorate our homes and offices. U2’s Bono was silently and subtly inspired... read more
ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?

ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?

The Idea:  I recently spoke to an industry friend that shared with me that they felt isolated, apathetic, and frustrated because their department head was tone-deaf to the emotional needs of their team after almost two years of Covid. I... read more
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR EDGE?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR EDGE?

“What should you forget?” - Mack Elevation A few years back I partnered with a client who had previously enjoyed an entrepreneurial success.  She had made a lot of money selling her business and, after sitting on the sidelines for a few... read more
“BIG MOO” – THE SOUL OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

“BIG MOO” – THE SOUL OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

THE IDEA:  We have all been disappointed by lies, half-truths and underperforming leaders and cultures.  I have personally experienced so-called “purpose driven” companies who’ve treated their employees and stakeholders like dirt.  I’ve watched pastors and preachers who have been more... read more
THREE QUESTIONS

THREE QUESTIONS

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire THE IDEA: “Children enter school as question marks,” writes educator Neil Postman, “and leave as periods.” We enter the world as a sponge, soaking up information provided to us... read more
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MOJO?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MOJO?

THE IDEA:  If you are fighting something, you are fueling it. Most people don’t improve when pressure is applied, and many times they collapse under the weight. I facilitate monthly leadership share groups with senior leaders, and we discuss industry,... read more
WHAT’S HINDERING SUPPLIER + RETAILER PARTNERSHIPS?

WHAT’S HINDERING SUPPLIER + RETAILER PARTNERSHIPS?

In 2006, Borders earned $100M in profit; by 2010, they were losing $109M. Borders was blind to both a technological and convenience paradigm shift, sitting right in front of them. In 2009 Blackberry controlled 50 percent of smartphone sales; by... read more