Let disruption lead you to inspiration

On October 16, 2018 in Innovation

Earlier this month we held our annual executive client conference in New York. Trying something new this year, we focused the event entirely on thought-leadership content with a central theme of “Disruption is Happening Now.” We didn’t present any SEI-specific content, and we were just another attendee at the event. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’re hopefully …


Your Turn: What’s Your Craft?

On October 9, 2018 in Reflection

Have you watched any sports interviews lately? I watch a lot of sports and noticed the athletes all talk about their “craft.” It got me thinking about my craft. How about you—what is your craft?


Business lessons from back-to-school night

On October 2, 2018 in Reflection

I recently attended back-to-school night for my daughters. I really enjoyed it and gleaned a few messages from the evening. I also liked how their teachers this year will focus on personal growth and not the typical lessons from a book. How do you learn and pursue learning? Do you chase grades and titles, or do you seek out experiences?


Leaders Library: The power of love and education

On September 25, 2018 in Reflection

Our book club just read Tara Westover’s “Educated.” Her story takes you on a journey from growing up off-grid in the Idaho mountains to Harvard and back. Her story is certainly about resilience, but also about our human need for love and connection. How do you connect and build relationships in and outside the office?


Is being unhappy really a bad thing?

On September 18, 2018 in Reflection

Seriously, what are we saying when we tell someone to be happy? I realized by telling my daughters to just “be happy” I was giving them bad advice. In fact, expressing your unhappiness at times can help you learn and grow. Read on to see what I mean.


4 must-have traits for leaders you want to follow

On September 12, 2018 in Talent Management

I recently read that 77% of leaders believe they do a good job of engaging their people and fostering productivity; however, 82% of employees disagree. But that’s not the worse part—35% would gladly forgo a pay raise to see their boss fired! So how can you be a great leader today? What traits must you have to inspire and motivate others?


What Have You Learned?

On September 5, 2018 in Reflection

I took my son back to college last week. Before he left, we had a good talk and I learned that I should focus on listening, learning and reflecting. I was reminded that both parents and leaders need to spend time on teaching how to think not what to think.


The Fifth P

On August 14, 2018 in Executive Presence

Matt Keeley, Director of Logistics at CSI Financial Group, is our guest blogger this week. He suggests adding a fifth P for People to the four Ps of marketing. With the fast-paced nature of our society, it’s the simple things that get overlooked or forgotten. It’s time to get back to the basics and focus on the people we interact with each day.