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Having a Passion Problem?

As a business leader, it is not easy to maintain the same level of passion you had for your business when you started your business or joined your organization 10, 20 or 30+ years ago. And, you are not alone even though people may keep their feelings on the down low. The passion problem is […]

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Write Your Story

How to Start Writing Your Story

The truth is that in every area of life, people work better with a plan of action. Think about the basic tasks you have to accomplish each week: exercising, going to work, grocery shopping or getting your kids to all of their events. When it comes to sitting down to pen your own story, the […]

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Writing your story with purpose

Writing Your Story with Purpose

Do you have an idea, a story you want to tell, but you’re not quite sure where you want it to go? Do you have an idea that won’t go away to the point that it feels like there are disconnected bits and pieces floating around in your head? If that describes you, the first […]

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When Opportunity Knocks

Leadership is the allocation of limited resources toward the critical growth path. In other words, the only opportunities you should be saying “yes” to are the ones that move your mission forward. As a business leader, you are high-energy and believe that you can get anything accomplished you set your mind to. That may be […]

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Relationships Matter

In business, even in this fast-paced and seemingly hyper-connected world, relationships are important. It takes commitment, for sure. But, that commitment to building relationships is essential when we have colleagues from around the globe. First, let’s talk about what relationships are not. They are not business cards collected at a networking event, a request to […]

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Focus Group

Focus Groups Still Work

As a recovering market researcher, I recently had the opportunity to moderate a series of in-person discussion groups. I was reminded immediately of the beauty and effectiveness of open and honest feedback in the middle of the development process. From my experience, underlying motivators, gaining insight, and building it into your business is how you […]

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Start up Business

How to Avoid the Hiccups of Start-ups

It’s funny. I’ve mentored entrepreneurs from every generation from Boomers to Millennials and they all share one commonality: an excitement for something new. Most entrepreneurs are starters and love being on the ground floor of a venture that might be a big success. Many have something else in common: impulsivity. Quick to try new things […]

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What's your story?

Stories Matter

Have you ever been asked, “What’s your story?” It’s because we are infatuated with what is going on underneath the surface. Or maybe we’re just nosey. Stories come in all shapes and sizes: a billboard, a tweet, a 30-second advertisement, an essay, a poem, a memoir, or a novel. Stories, whether mundane or extraordinary, connect […]

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mergers can work

Mergers Can Work

To some of you, this title might sound like an oxymoron. Maybe you’ve seen a merger go awry or you’ve helped clean up the pieces in the aftermath. I know where you’re coming from. As someone who has walked alongside high-level leaders for years, helping them recalibrate and navigate the transition, I can safely say […]

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