Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Pivotal View

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Recently I listened to a short podcast by Daniel Pink, author of ‘Drive” and other behavioral science tomes, during which he spoke about solving your own problems. Referencing the book “Decisive” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, he said shifting the challenge to another person leads to better results. So instead of pondering, ‘What should […]

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Good Thoughts

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Earlier this month I served as executive producer of the AlphaGraphics annual conference for the sixth straight year. The keynote speaker at our opening general session – Les McKeown – shared some great business tips for leaders, which I summarize below. “Put your foot on the gas peddle and the car goes toward it” – […]

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Pressing Issues

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Ten years ago, shortly after Independence Day 2008, I wrote the piece below for my monthly newsletter. When I read recently a decade has passed since that sad event, I wanted to share my missive again. Amazing how time flies… and how many things – including our challenges as a nation – are always there. […]

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Big Apple

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Like so many, my iPhone 6s battery was on the fritz, so I called Apple customer service. After asking for permission to remotely access my mobile device, the representative determined the battery should be replaced. He ordered a new one to be delivered to the Apple Store nearest me – and said, due to demand, […]

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Listen Hear

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The past few months I ramped up efforts to listen to business podcasts. One of my favorites is ‘Freakonomics Radio’ with Stephen Dubner, co-author of the well-known book. Currently, he’s doing a series with CEO’s – and I listened to him interview Jack Welch, Indra Nooyi and Sir Richard Branson. Welch, the revered former head […]

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