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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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