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Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Business, Featured, Future of Leadership, Inspirational, Leadership, Mini Vlogs, Strategy | 0 comments

The First Decade of 21st Century Thought

In this, the Transformation Decade of 2010-2020, it is also the decade of the collapse of legacy thinking; thinking from the past that is no longer accurate or relevant. This means that the decade 2010-2020 is the first decade of 21st century thought. So, as a leader of humans who are all going through this time of transformative change, are you a 21st century leader? Are you leading with vision or using and out of date strategy road map?

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Business, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Millennials, My Story Campaign, Strategy | 4 comments

3 Ways Leaders Can Succeed At Failing

Failure is often seen as the opposite of success, as a culmination of bad decisions or choices. In business, this could mean missing sales quota, missing project delivery dates, or simply missing company objectives. On a much larger scale this can look like a full-scale business failure, layoffs, or bankruptcy. So why is failure important?

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Business, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Millennials, My Story Campaign, Recognition, Strategy, Transparency, Workplace Optimism | 0 comments

5 Lessons from the “Corner” Office

More and more offices exist at the corner, situated in the messy confluences of cultures and technologies and in the borderlands of traditional disciplines. As a millennial leader myself, I see the ways our generation’s coming of age in the workforce has primed us to lead from these spaces, to support a more inclusive and empathetic framework, and, ultimately, to embrace failure as an inevitable process towards achievement.

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Return on Trust | 1 comment

How Trust Can Improve Your Life Satisfaction

I’m sure it’s not really surprising for you to discover that having intentional and reciprocally-valued trust relationships is one of the most highly correlated indicators of reported life satisfaction, and also, not surprisingly, the research validates that relationships are important across all cultures.

What I’m concerned about, however, is what I refer to as the global devaluing of trust.

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Social Media | 2 comments

Your Social Role in the Shifting Relationship Economy

Even with the technology to support two-way communication and discussions on the relationship economy we still observe many companies and entrepreneurs who are using the outdated mode of one-way communication called broadcasting. For example, how many have seen on social media channels a robotic, automated approach to sharing information?

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Featured, Inspirational, Leadership | 5 comments

What Leaders Can Learn From Robin Williams

I am at the age when people I grew up idolizing, emulating, and imitating are dying. It is one of very few things about this time in my life that really sucks.

Losing idols hits on so many levels that it’s hard to take all at once. There’s the part about losing someone who shaped who we were at a point in our lives – which shapes who we are now. Losing our role model for a particular time in our lives chips away at our own youth and immortality.

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Return on Trust | 1 comment

The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Trust

a great deal of what’s written about in the public press is, frankly, nonsense. That’s “nonsense” technically speaking – as in, there’s clearly something there, but it isn’t put together in a way that makes sense.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to describe trust in a way that is clear, commonsensical, and allows for sensible business discussions about things like processes and economics.

All it takes is getting rid of some misconceptions. Here are the Five Big Trust Misconceptions that are the chief culprits…

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Business, Culture, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Return on Trust | 1 comment

Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW

We are at a global tipping point, where the significant risk and costs of dis-trust (disengaged trust) are increasingly being exposed and experienced across a range of industries and professions. What is of major concern however, is that much of the current identification and management of the risk and costs associated with dis-trust, are reactionary. In other words, the catalyst is often some level of ‘negative exposure’ occurring, which forces the hand of executive leaders to take some kind of reactionary and corrective action.

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Business, Culture, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Return on Trust | 2 comments

How Effective Change Leaders Build Trust

I’ve been teaching leadership for nearly 20 years and to me, one of the absolute foundations of effective leadership is: TRUST. But how do you build trust? What can you actively do to increase the level of trust that people extend to you? In this video I will share with you two “Trust Formulas” that will help you be a more trusted person and leader. I hope you find them of value.

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