Who Needs Leaders?

We all need leaders to help focus our spiritual, professional and social lives. Leaders play an essential role in defining, communicating and galvanizing the collective consciousness of an organization or community. In turn, this collective consciousness serves to inspire action, motivate commitment and focus a group’s energies on the accomplishment … More

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“Grow and Give” – The Key to a Long and Fulfilling Life

One thing is clear: we live in a VUCA world filled with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. It can seem daunting at times, and even cause paralysis in the face of constant obstacles. But there is a “get out of jail” card. Based on in-depth longitudinal research and indisputable scientific … More

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Optimize Team Performance & Collaboration

Time and again, we read blogs and hear speakers who talk about the importance of alignment to optimize team performance and goal accomplishment. Without a doubt, taking the time to articulate the core purpose of an organization, as well as its vision, mission and core values; are critical keys to … More

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Strong Social Values Build Brand Loyalty

Without a doubt, folks are deeply polarized today – both in the United States and throughout the global community. We see it in our national presidential campaign, in Europe with the recent Brexit vote, and across northern Africa and the Middle East in the form of desperate terrorist acts and … More

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“Goodness Pays” – A Formula for Great Leadership

The list of management books that outline the characteristics of effective leadership is long and diverse.  That said, I recently heard a somewhat novel approach articulated by Paul Batz, an executive coach and speaker who specializes in helping folks be better leaders by living a well-balanced life.  Paul summarizes his … More

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Establishing Your Company: Decisions that Create the Foundation

People who know of “The Lean Start-Up” (http://theleanstartup.com/#principles) are familiar with the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).  The pitch goes something like this: ‘Get it into the market and then improve it based on everything you learn from customers.’  Sort of a “Ready, Fire, Aim” approach. This may work in product/service … More

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