Your Story Stinks, Therefore So Does Your Strategy

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “What Are… Continue reading

5 Answers for Leadership Loneliness

Power and position complicate relationship-building. If you’re a leader, you’re never just a buddy. Relationships are the foundation of leadership, but anyone who controls assignments, compensation, and advancement is never just a friend.… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from Amy Winehouse and her Song Rehab

Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. She was 27. Other famous musicians died at 27: Kurt Cobain Brian Jones – a founding member of the Rolling Stones Jimi Hendrix… Continue reading

7 Leader-Leeches Who Drain Everyone

Leeches have suckers at both ends.  Britannica says there are 650 species of leeches. 7 Leader-Leeches: #1. Busy leader-leeches Always in a hurry. (Related to the dreaded squirrel-leech.) Complete low-priority items and delay… Continue reading