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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Words Matter in social media

Words Matter

In the last decade, with the rise of social media and 24/7 news channels, people are producing more content than ever before. And that means that people have more choice about what they listen to than ever before. In our noisy world, words matter. Why should we care? For starters, say these words and phrases […]

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Boomer and Millenial

Boomer Power: Harnessing the Power of Boomers

There are tens of thousands of Boomers retiring each year for the next decade. What does that mean to the business world? Lest we not forget, Boomers shaped today’s corporate culture. Boomers advanced technology exponentially. Think Apple. Think Microsoft. Think Southwest. Think Starbucks. You get the idea. These are not people who you should expect […]

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Meet the Executive

Executive Capacity – Part I

Meet the executive. The person who worries about strategy, execution, the team, getting it all done, doing the right thing and oh yes…living. The intent to do well is there. The desire to be successful is strong. It just seems that things keep getting in the way and there never seem to be enough hours […]

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Storytelling About You


When and why do I need to tell my story? I was recently conducting a webinar for Career Discussions. The 100+ attendees ranged in ages from early 20’s to over 60. They all had one thing in common. They were anticipating a career transition – some were climbing the career ladder, some were looking to […]

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Storytelling may have become a buzzword but the idea is not a fad, it is legendary in its strength. And when it is told in a meaningful way, the story matters. It doesn’t matter whether you are telling a brand story or a person’s life story. Recently, I met with a young team charged with […]

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