How Intentional Are You?

  • April 26, 2018

We walk through every part of our day doing nearly everything by rote; automatically without thinking. Overall this is very helpful — we are leaving so many things to...

The journey to peak fulfillment

  • April 26, 2018

As I stand in awe of the cherry blossoms at Washington, DC's Tidal Basin, my thoughts give way to the transience of time. If you could live your life over again, would...

The ‘Monty Hall problem’: Logic gone bad

  • April 24, 2018

The “Monty Hall problem” became the subject of essays, papers and even books as an example of supposedly clear truths becoming anything but upon closer inspection.

A comical take on employee recognition

  • April 24, 2018

Watch Michelle Pena, senior editor at Business Management Daily, as she bravely endures the loss of the much-coveted Top Banana award. Will this silly video make you...

3 Cs of a strong personal brand

  • April 19, 2018

Your personal brand is the qualities that make you … you. It’s your reputation and what sets you apart from others. To build a strong personal brand, focus on these...

Leaders Must Invest in Customer Relationships

  • April 18, 2018

As a leader, you are in the Customer business. Some of you are interacting with external paying customers; all of you have internal customers. Regardless, as a leader...

When you’re waaaay out in front

  • April 13, 2018

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became...

The Power of Curiosity

  • April 12, 2018

Curiosity is part of the human condition: all you have to do is look at kids; they are curious! They wonder, explore, touch, smell and ask. Yet by the time kids head to...

The 4 defining moments of 4 great leaders

  • April 10, 2018

Need a quick jolt of leadership adrenaline? Check out these stories of four famous people who came within a whisker of losing it all ... or never making it big in the...

When a business giant is just a square peg

  • April 09, 2018

The résumé of Kevin Turner, who spent 11 years as chief operating officer of Microsoft, didn’t really mesh with the demands of the world of hedge fund Citadel. And...

United we stand! (for 4 hours)

  • April 05, 2018

While attending a recent networking event, I heard that “Sitting is the new smoking.” This triggered a dramatic visualization of my chair going up in flames, fire...

The Case for Suspending Judgment

  • April 03, 2018

In my work as a coach of leaders, and in my general observation, I see many situations that get messy and contentious; and so often these situations are caused by or...

Gamble on stupid ideas—and win!

  • April 03, 2018

In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of...