Category: Leadership Excellence

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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This is a different kind of Energy Boost. I think of it as the Thanksgiving Special.

It’s a milestone week for me, and I want to celebrate a little. With deep gratitude – to you, and to the many amazing colleagues and clients who got me here. (more…)

Shock. And shock. More shock.

A US president-elect who by most everyone’s moral compass engages in objectionable business practices, routinely resorts to offensive rhetoric, flaunts ignorance of complex issues, displays no signs of self-mastery. (more…)