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How To Start Becoming a Better Business Storyteller

Barbara was in a panic. This struck her colleagues as particularly strange, since she was the most experienced of the group.  A Senior Vice President with twenty years experience, Barbara had worked in six different countries and was one of … Continue reading

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10 Things That Great Talent Leaders Do on Their First Day

  Happy to report this post was recently published by ATD (the Association for Talent Development). You can find the whole post on by clicking here.      

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A Surprisingly Subtle Yet Powerful Way to Improve Decision Making

Decisions.  We make them all day, every day. Decision making seems like it should be a relatively easy process. After all, we’ve got lots of practice at it. However, for leaders making decisions in organizational settings, there’s a whole new … Continue reading

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The Giant Cost of Faking Feedback

Saying you want feedback is one thing.  The willingness to receive it is something else. Research has shown that leaders who ask for feedback are significantly more effective than leaders who don’t ask for it.  Leaders who ranked at the … Continue reading

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How Attached Do You Get To Your Own Inventions?

Mark has a dilemma on his hands. He’s just published a new eBook, and wants to use it on his landing page to build his email subscriber base. As a friend and colleague, Mark asked me to go to the … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Content Really For?

I turned the key in the ignition.  The dashboard read: CHECK TIRE PRESSURE I walked around the car.  My last stop was the front right side. There was a huge rupture in the tire.  It couldn’t be any flatter. I … Continue reading

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What ‘Happy Chewbacca’ Teaches About Leadership

What in the world does “Happy Chewbacca” have to do with leadership? In case you missed it, this is the video that ‘broke the internet’ this week.  Originally posted on Facebook Live, it’s gotten more than 150 million views on … Continue reading

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8 Reasons You Should Grab The Celebration Bull By The Horns

There’s a pretty good chance that your workplace is negative. Based on findings from the 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study, 24% of employees are disengaged.  Another 36% can be described as either unsupported or detached.   That means that 6 … Continue reading

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Three Irrational Reasons Leaders Resist Asking For Help

As a leader, there’s no doubt you’ve been in situations where the best thing you could do is to stop and ask others for help. Did you? If not, why not? Consider this “bizarre but true” story: Last Monday, New Jersey … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Confusion With This Simple Leadership Tool

As a leader, you have to influence others. This sometimes means telling them what to do. When you’re leading on-on-one, you can be casual and conversational in your direction, and, for the most part, can get your point across.  If the … Continue reading

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