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I invest a lot of time talking about what I consider the core elements of every successful company   People Leadership Culture   Forget the brands, the strategies, the technology, or the innovation – if we don’t get the core elements right all else is destined for failure.   At the center of...

I left my gym frustrated the other day. I’ve worked out since I was 15 years old and when I hit my workout…well, I hit my workout.   I’ve noticed a fairly interesting trend in exercise the last few years – and maybe my last session was...

If you won the lottery today how would you choose to spend the rest of your life?   Humanitarian efforts? Start a business you always dreamed of? Maybe just relax at a vacation home and watch the world pass blissfully by?   If you didn’t have to work –...

A few years back I was talking to a friend whose company had just gone through its latest restructure – and was suffering the after-effects.  Her organization had managed to assemble a number of smaller firms (the argument could be made that the net result...

Here’s a simple question for you –   How many leaders do you come in contact with everyday?   What kind of question is that you might ask?   How am I supposed to answer it? All of us meet leaders in every aspect of our lives…don’t we?   Doubtful. The reality...

Somewhere today a valued company employee, identified by senior leadership as a “coming star” will voluntarily walk away.  Disenchanted – disengaged – disenfranchised.   In another organization, a series of new hires – ideally prized in the interview process – will fail to make the grade. They...

I came up with a new word to add to my vocabulary last night. It was after watching a mind-numbing interview on television.   I won’t offer specifics.   We live in a polarized world – and whether it’s our government, business, or the local PTA it sometimes seems...

A new year is here. For many the last few days mark our return to work – and to recalibrating after a well-deserved break.   These first days are precious – but their importance can be lost in the general rush to “get back to business.” There...

“The team I work on is not a team at all.”   “This is a cut throat business… if you’re not in it for yourself then you’re delusional.”   “Teamwork is nice to talk about…but the last team I was on was in the 11th grade.”   “Sure, it would make a...

Some 70,000 people will voluntarily leave their jobs in this country today – many without another position to replace it.  The reasons are myriad but without question the degree of disengagement that carries employees down the road to burnout is predictable.   Loss of purpose > loss...