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The Four Most Important Questions A Leader Must Ask

Startup founder. Enterprise CEO. Author of one of my favorite books ever. And one of the most generous leaders I know. That just gets it started describing today’s guest, Vineet Nayar.

But what’s with the title of his book, “Employees First, Customers Second”? He’s joking, right?

Hardly. Not only is Employees First Customers Second (EFCS) the name of his book: much more importantly, it’s baked into the very fabric of HCLT, the company Vineet led until he retired early to dedicate his life to helping those less fortunate in his home nation of India.

Says Vineet about EFCS…… Read More»

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Strategy Is Easy. Here’s How To Earn Buy-In

What a treat! Today’s guest on Switch and Shift TV is one of my all-time favorite authors, and one of the most popular contributors here at the site as well. Like me, Jim Haudan is an educator-turned-CEO. His book, The Art of Engagement, is one of my all-time top 5 favorite business books in large part because it’s all about people, specifically about how to engage their hearts and minds by working with them to make corporate strategy come to life!… Read More»

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Reinvent Yourself. Here’s How in Ten Simple Steps.

My guest this week on Switch and Shift TV is Dorie Clark, a professor at Duke’s executive MBA program, columnist at Forbes and Harvard Business Review, and author of Reinventing You – and let me tell you, she knows first-hand what self-reinvention is all about!! Dorie’s own career starts from Harvard Divinity School, to journalist, […] Read moreRead More»

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Think Creativity Is For Experts Only? Think Again!

Today’s guest on Switch and Shift TV is David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, a must-read book that debunks the ten most common myths about how we create. A professor of management and founder and “talent” of the popular LDRLB podcast, David’s whole career focuses on leadership, strategy, and innovation. Among the myths […] Read moreRead More»

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Reprogram Your Mindware for Breakout Success

“Now that I know what I know about our human minds, I firmly believe the more every human on our planet understands how the mind works, the more we’ll be prepared to step into a whole new generation of performance, of communication, of motivation, of satisfaction!” I dare you to talk to Rebel Brown for […] Read moreRead More»

Leaders Turn Risk Into Competitive Advantage

“Where does the buck really stop? It’s Leadership, Leadership, and Leadership.” – Andrea Bonime-Blanc My guest today on Switch and Shift TV is Andrea Bonime-Blanc, whose twitter handle alone, @GlobalEthicist, makes her a Switch and Shifter! Andrea’s areas of expertise are Global Strategic Governance, Risk, and Reputation Management for boards and the executives who report […] Read moreRead More»

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