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Acting Like Your Name is on the Door

On December 24, 2015 in Motivation

As leaders, most of us are also employees. When you represent your company, are you as engaged as you would be if your name was on the door? I have several guiding principles that drive me, and I’d love to hear yours.


The Trust Imperative: Why Leaders Need to Earn it, Own it, and Invest in it

On December 23, 2015 in Motivation

As a leader, you have to own the issue, plain and simple. When you start to think, I do not trust this person, ask yourself why. I guarantee it is one of the three issues above. Then, ask the really hard question of yourself. Are you, in part, responsible for the issue? Do you have a culture where people can tell the truth? Do you have a team where individuals are held accountable and taught to be reliable? Do you assign opportunities and challenges with an eye towards people’s strengths or competencies?


Why Leaders Should Learn, Fearlessly and Constantly

On December 20, 2015 in Motivation

When I was pursuing my MBA, one of the concepts that stuck with me back then (and still does today) was the idea of lifelong learning. It means being truly committed to oneself and always striving for constant improvement. I loved the idea. I have tried to embody it ever since, and now I try to emphasize it with my kids.


How Positioning Through Stories Helps Sell

On December 18, 2015 in Motivation

Marketing is not selling. Marketing should making selling easier. Marketing, at its core, is really communicating. Whether you are a business owner, executive, job seeker, or young dreamer with your entire future in front of you, everyone needs a story. Everyone needs a personal marketing plan.