The President’s Suit Coat

July 10, 2017

    Many moons ago I sat in a freezing cold executive conference room waiting for a meeting with the President of a multi-billion dollar company.  At the time, the President of the organization was my boss’s boss and we were meeting with the Executive team to review the plan for the Talent Management and…

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Three Word 360

July 3, 2017

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, someone told me that the three words I wanted people to use to describe me were the three words I should use to describe myself. Somehow, as if by Jedi Mind Trick, people would begin to use those words about me. If I called myself a…

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Why I Love The Underdog

June 26, 2017

      A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting with a potential referral source, and we were discussing our backgrounds. One woman observed that throughout my career I had been a fan of the underdog.  Guilty as charged.  If you read my Driving Forces report you’d know that’s an accurate statement. But…

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What’s Your Wattage?

June 19, 2017

  .   If you’ve ever held a light bulb on a string, you know that the closer the lightbulb is to the ground, the smaller, the circle of light.  As the light bulb moves upwards, the circle of light gets wider but dimmer. Leadership isn’t much different.  The closer you are to the ground,…

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Difficult Conversations

May 18, 2017

Some time ago we hired a contract content marketing guru to help us get set up to run email marketing campaigns. We have all of these amazing programs that we were delivering to our private corporate audience that we wanted to start delivering to a public audience in the form of open enrollment workshop. This…

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The Fourth A: Authenticity

April 1, 2017

 A4: AUTHENTICITY What would it take to transform your RE-lationship into a REAL-ationship. Linguistically speaking, we just added an “a”, but that one little letter packs a punch.  It’s bigger and more influential than it looks. So, what’s that “A” all about? Here’s a quick read on the fourth and final “A.” Authenticity is the end-all-be-all…

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The Third A: Accountability

March 1, 2017

A3: ACCOUNTABILITY What would it take to transform your RE-lationship into a REAL-ationship.  Linguistically speaking, we just added an “a”, but that one little letter packs a punch.  It’s bigger and more influential than it looks. So, what’s that “A” all about? Here’s a quick read on the third “A.” As you may know from the…

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The Second A: Acknowledgment

February 1, 2017

A2: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT What would it take to transform your RE-lationship into a REAL-ationship.  Linguistically speaking, we just added an “a”, but that one little letter packs a punch.  It’s bigger and more influential than it looks. So, what’s that “A” all about? Here’s a quick read on the second “A.” This is what I refer to…

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The First A: Awareness

January 1, 2017

What would it take to transform your RE-lationship into a REAL-ationship. Linguistically speaking, we just added an “a”, but that one little letter packs a punch. It’s bigger and more influential than it looks. So, what’s that “A” all about? Here’s a quick read about the first “A.” A1: AWARENESS   If you aren’t self-aware,…

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RELATIONSHIP THERAPY – IT’S TIME TO GET REAL!

December 5, 2016

Over the years, one thing continues to surface over and over, becoming so crystal clear that we have acknowledge it as a universal truth – Relationships Matter. Evidence that supports this truth is everywhere: 70% of employees leave managers, but are several times more likely to stay with a company if they feel they have…

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