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So, I started the week off by an enthusiastic endorsement of the power of social media marketing. When applied prudently and consistently, there is no better tool than LinkedIn. That said, there are definitely NO-NO’s as well. This morning I received an invitation from an executive/life coach from NYC who seemed to be an interesting[…]

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“IMPACTFUL” is quickly replacing “disruptive” as the cool biz word du jour. Lots of entrepreneurs and executives throwing it around like name dropping at a party. Like many other hip terms, if the impact one wishes to have is not evaluated and enunciated, its mention is inconsequential. All successful relationships—work, family, romantic, community, friendships—require alignment;[…]

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“We’re working with a consultant” is of the scariest phrases in modern business. The implication is that the retention of a consultant by an organization is tantamount to top brass’ admission of one of the following: We have no idea how to run this company We want to fire people and don’t have the guts[…]

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Last year I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at a Consumer Goods Technology Conference. My presentation was about engaging Millennials in both the workplace and marketplace. I was particularly excited about the speaking opportunity because I was unfamiliar with the Consumer Goods space and was eager to learn about the industry. The[…]

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It’s common knowledge that in addition to providing partygoers with cheap thrills, blacklights are used to illuminate things that are otherwise invisible under “normal” light. Sidestepping the obvious gross-out image of hotel room bedspreads featured in news exposés, how about the millions of lint flecks that instantly appear on your jeans once you turn off[…]

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One size fits all. It’s a myth designed to satisfy everyone’s need to feel normal, mainstream and accepted. What reality demonstrates, however, is that there really is no such thing. Today’s business climate of the relentless pursuit of “success” has hand-fed the sales/leadership training industry, growing it to epic proportions. As the beneficiary of several[…]

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What does your organization’s foundation look like? Are your managers aligned in their vision for collective success or are their efforts plagued by hairline cracks of dissent that lead to destabilizing fractures? Why is this important and what does it have to do with business development, marketing or good old-fashioned selling? EVERYTHING. If a company’s[…]

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So much noise about Millennials in the workplace. There are countless articles on how employers can attract and retain the smartphone generation on their payroll and too many “Millennial expert” thought leaders to number. Books, podcasts, webinars, white papers and lectures make up a cottage industry for managers that can’t quite figure out the thought[…]

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