Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
What is your niche

What is your niche?

One of the advantages of being an independent coach is that I get to connect with other coaches around the world, usually using either...
5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

With all the chaos and loss in the world around us, it can be hard to feel satisfied with the job you currently have....
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...
An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

If you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would you say? At a four-day leadership seminar @IMD, I...
Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a continuous journey — we should never stop learning. One of the most effective ways of learning and growing, according to Kouzes...
Underwhelm Yourself

Underwhelm Yourself

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There...
What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy At Work?

What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy...

For the majority of every day workers. The usual working day involves staying stuck behind a desk for hours on end, 9-5. With a...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...
Setting Targets for the New Year?

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...
How to beat the Monday morning office blues

How to beat the Monday morning office blues

You’ve got a seriously bad case of the Monday morning blues. It creeps up midway through Sunday afternoon, this unmoveable feeling of dread that has...

Leadership…. A Few Blisters

We usually think of blisters in a negative way. They can hurt, if not looked after can cause infection, and depending where they are,...
You Have Been Missing This One Thing Your Entire Professional Life

You Have Been Missing This One Thing Your Entire Professional Life

Everyone else seemed on top of their game. I couldn’t figure anything out. Every other person knew what to do. I didn’t. You know the feeling,...
3 new year’s resolution to boost your startup in 2017

3 New Year’s Resolution To Boost Your Startup in 2017

The list of classic New Year’s resolutions that everyone makes but rarely sticks to is long, tired and no doubt very familiar. Make more time...
Leadership is... About Who We Are Leading

Leadership is… About Who We Are Leading

I’m in the midst of getting my materials ready for the Leadership course I will be teaching this coming January at the University of...
Work-From-Home

Why the Trump Administration May Elevate the Work-From-Home Ethic

Ever since the incredible election of New York billionaire Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States, there has been...
WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

African fashion is an excellent way to promote African creativity- separating the wheat from the chaff. It’s a means of art and communication to...
What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and while pretty much every business owner or manager is thinking about how to entice as many customers...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

Claim Your Slivers of Space

A sliver of space. I love that phrase and cannot take credit for it. It is a gift from my colleague Alli Polin. Do you...
Lead with Your Energy Touch

Lead with Your Energy Touch

I spent four days in Chicago last month, hosting a leadership program. I enjoyed my group immensely. The energy was good. That’s my language of...
The Zen of Getting in Sync

The Zen of Getting in Sync

Cool when science catches up with what we already know. That occurs to me as I flip through the latest article by Sue Shellenbarger, my...

How to Become a Successful Professional Speaker

THE TRUTH IS, WITHOUT HAVING THE SPEAKING PLATFORM THAT I DO, I WOULD NOT BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS I AM IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA...
Get Real

Let’s Get Real With Each Other

Would you agree that people connect with us when we are real and not some ‘plastic fantastic’ image we create of ourselves? How many...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...
The Nuances of Deep Involvement

The Nuances of Deep Involvement

Perfect Labor Day gift. I spent a few days last week on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the Leadership Team of a global...
Guiding Words

Guiding Words Anyone?

Clarity. Alignment. Intensity. Neat words, right? Microsoft realized it was time to step it up. Re-energize how it does business. So a few years back...

How Do You Manage Your 5/5/5?

Hustle and hubbub at the DMEXCO tradeshow in Cologne. As I enter a large tent a little off to the side, the noise subsides....
Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

I was the only white person in the classroom, and I didn’t know how to do the hula, which was embarrassing. Have you ever been...
Influence

Is Influence The Soul of Leadership?

As long as there have been leaders, there have been those who tried to determine how and why they were successful. Although I don’t...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...
When We Hit PLAY

When We Hit PLAY

Banter in my Facebook tribe last Friday (yes, I’m on Facebook). A quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of the revered book Magical Child,...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

3 Trigger-Point Questions

Two political conventions rolled over us in the US. Public discourse in the aftermath got more heated than it had already been. Even if...

How the HAPPY WARRIOR Wins

It may sound like an academic question. It isn’t. Which of your personal assets make your colleagues, clients, team want to follow you? Is it...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...
My Worst Day as a Father

My Worst Day as a Father

I’ve come to realize that every father will experience what was for me, my worst day. I remember the day when I experienced it...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...
Stay-At-Home Parents

The Toughest Leadership Role: Stay-At-Home Parents

True leaders wear comfortable clothes, often work late hours, and unfortunately lack a great deal of public recognition. These leaders are not celebrities, imposed...
Leadership

Leadership is Everyone’s Business: Successful Leaders are Everywhere

Everybody is born with unique leadership abilities Sometimes we tend to forget that everybody can enjoy the same things as us. Sometimes we ignore the...
Leadership is Gained Through Failure

Leadership is Gained Through Failure: How Great Leaders Are Losers Too

I often think about how society wrongly puts success and leadership on an invisible pedestal. I often fear that our children already view success...
Summer Slow-Down Lessons

Summer Slow-Down Lessons

My friend Marc Rubin and I tease our colleague Tina Governo. You seem to be working harder than ever, we chuckle during a phone chat...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Blog in 2016.

Forget Everything you know About Blogging With over 78% of consumers stating that they trust brands who provide customized content, it’s no surprise that so...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...
The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

Yes, I’m biased. I’m a former theatre guy. I think of this as I stumble on an article about improvisation in, of all places, the...
most important skill

The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...
How Your Words Impact Everything

How Your Words Impact Everything

She is 6 and thinks I am awesome. A few months back my daughter and I were watching a transformative "TV show" where families who have...
Funding Consultant

Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...
The BIG Three Coaching Topics

The BIG Three Coaching Topics

Over the past almost two years of coaching, I have identified three specific areas that have arisen from working with my clients. Three coaching...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
How are Millennials Changing the Business World

How are Millennials Changing the Business World

A shout-out to all the amazingly capable, courageous individuals out there who are, despite the current state of the economy, fighting for the ongoing...

Stay Calm on the Court

Madison Keys. If you’re a tennis geek like me you know who she is. 21. Rising US tennis star, in spite of a spate of...

A chapter in my life… and what I learned

Have you ever wondered what it means to live an extraordinary life? Is an extraordinary life the same as success in life? I was a business...

In the Pause

Sometimes inclement weather does the trick. I jot down these words on a rain-drenched Saturday morning in South Florida. No desire to run about. No...

Pulse Principles

First time I had a 9-5 job, on the heels of a showbiz career that came with a more mercurial schedule, I was stumped....

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Want Influence? Ask Great Questions

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. The right position in...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

The AND Proposition

AND. Simple little word, isn’t it? We don’t like it in sentence construction. It signals run-on-sentence hell. We like it everywhere else. In the canon...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

HOW TO

Savor the In-Between

Let’s do a Thanksgiving Podcast, Jeffrey Shaw, the impassioned originator of the Creative Warriors Podcast, says to me. Let’s talk about how we can fully...
How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

Have you ever experienced death by PowerPoint?  How about your boss asking you to read the endless business plan? We’ve all been there.  A well-intentioned...
9 Top Tips for Business Success

9 Top Tips for Business Success

Today, we’re bombarded with so much ‘noise’ in business, right? Everywhere we turn – LinkedIn, Facebook (especially sponsored adverts), Twitter, online blogs, emails from people...

17 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 46% OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE? I was shocked to read that only 54% of small businesses...

The Power of Saying ‘No’ in Business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him...