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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is About to Become Much More Important to Your Business

Departing from my usual role as an observer and reporter, allow me to be a futurist. If you don’t want to read conjecture (that may turn out to be fake news in a few years), click to another blog now. OK, you’re still reading and properly “on notice”. I’ve always…
context

What is Individual Context and Why You Should Care

In my work, I have the privilege of working with thousands of successful, highly motivated, ethical and well-rounded leaders every year.  One of the most important issues we cover, no matter what the industry or type of organization, is context.  Why?  Simply put:  Because if you’re not able to purposefully…
self-driving

Predictions on Self-Driving Cars

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s quote started me thinking about the future, specifically self-driving cars and my role in creating a future with them.  For example, if my car is driving me home from work, is there any reason that I…
hierarchical

Breaking A Costly Habit You Didn’t Know You Had

Dave has spoken to my Vistage Chair group several times. Because of his prompting, I’m working my out of the habits I learned when I was in high school, then a DOS user and later, a Windows connoisseur. During Dave’s most recent presentation, I realized that although I’ve made major…
change

Want to Change? Start Here!

All of us, at one point or another, have sought to make changes or improvements or modifications in our lives.  Whether we’re talking about newfound effectiveness as a leader, or a healthier lifestyle, or a stronger relationship with a spouse, partner, child or friend… we have all come to points…
Broadcasting

What Attitude Are You Broadcasting?

We, like a television signal, are broadcasting our attitude to everyone around us each day. Most people, and I'm guilty sometimes, broadcast negative feelings. I recently spoke in New York City, at a company in Times Square. Before going up into the office building for my meeting, I watched some…
andi

How to See Your Business with New Eyes

I met Andrea ("Andi") Simon in October, 2014 when she spoke to my Vistage groups. She is a certified Blue Ocean Strategist. A “Blue Ocean” is a new market space with no competition where demand is created rather than fought over. Andi is a corporate anthropologist. You may wonder, as…
conversations

“What is so” vs. “What we say about what is so”

Guest Blogger Bio: Chalmers Brothers is a certified executive coach, leadership development consultant, speaker and best-selling author.  His books “Language and the Pursuit of Happiness” (2005) and “Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence” (2015) have been adopted by the leadership / coaching programs at Georgetown University, George Mason University,…
mobile first

Website or App

I’ve offered a lot of advice about your company’s website: Building it on a content management system (CMS), using the principles of responsive design, providing compelling content, using calls to action (CTAs) to drive “conversions,” and measuring everything. But there’s another important consideration resulting from the explosion in smartphone ownership.…
brand

The Brand Experience Myth

Many brands continue to lose relevance, value, and profitability. Much is written about how "marketing" needs to fix this. Talk abounds about consumer experience, purpose driven brands, etc. It's all misdirected. We accept that consumer experience and connection with your company's purpose can create stronger brand loyalty. It's the "icing…
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