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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...

Invested 40 years in the corporate world.  NEVER met a truly great communicator who couldn't: Tell a great story Involve his or her audience in that story LISTEN in order to optimize points 1 and 2   NEVER. For those who believe public speaking prowess, or negotiating acumen,...

Your story is unfolding today.  For many it will be written by a ghost-author, to include all the text; how it begins - and how it ends. Each chapter can  be titled My Job.  You'll be paid for your inputs of course. They call that a...

Grandson Cooper is getting close to 16 months now. And with apologies for my very biased view of our newest family member, here’s the latest installment of Lessons My Grandson Taught Me.   Everybody needs someone they can fall back on when they need a...

Three principles dictate how many work groups evolve into highly effective teams.   Three.   There may be a million characteristics that typify but three resounding principles form the foundation for every enduring team.   First, they have developed a Constancy of Purpose that permeates - that means every member fully understands...

  I had an interesting conversation with a business contact the other day – not a client - just a friend who wanted to talk.   A lot.   A bit of context - I left the traditional corporate arena some time back to build my own business after 38...

Somewhere around my 5th year in management it began to dawn on me that building high performing teams wasn’t just a nice thing to do.   Oh, I know we ALL talk about its importance – and I would like to have a dollar back for every leader...

When I was a freshly minted college graduate I was offered the chance to go into the healthcare field – accepting a job in pharmaceuticals with a small mid-western company. I had no legitimate business pedigree. Had never sold anything in my life so I...

I’m kind of ashamed to admit this but I’m a Drew Brees fan.  Not sure I want to be but I guess I can’t help myself – the Saints after all are my Carolina Panthers vaunted enemy in the NFC South and I fervently pull...