Category: Leadership Excellence

90 % of business meetings are unnecessary. The quality of conversation that occurs does not warrant the time allotted for the meeting. Magic will not happen. A click of the SEND button to disburse updates would have done the trick. (more…)

I notice them at once. A woman and a man.

They sit catti-corner from me on a Thursday morning in a boulangerie in Bonn.  (more…)

It happened. My mom had a stroke, 3 weeks ago. A relatively mild one. She’s 92. I flew to Germany where mom resides to tend to her and her affairs.

Mom’s body and spirit are recovering,  (more…)

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. (more…)

I had just settled into my Virgin America seat, getting ready to head to LA, when the safety video came on.

This is not intended as a paean to Virgin Air  (more…)

You’ve had those days. I was tired. I mean TIRED.

It was -11 degrees in Toledo that morning when I strolled out of my hotel.  (more…)

The right book, the right time. It arrived the final day of 2016. It frames the perfect success opportunity for 2017.

Tom Asacker’s I Am Keats. (more…)

End of year.

Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. (more…)

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT.

Granular HYPER-CONTEXT.

Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation.  (more…)

I am happy for you. Powerful words, right?

And my two favorite variations:
I am so pleased for you (a bit more cautious).
I am thrilled for you (yes, over the top).
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