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“I have to go now,” my friend said, “It’s survey season.”   “Excuse me?” I answered. “What does that mean exactly?”   “Survey season. You know, the annual “How do you feel about your company questionnaire…I have to get mine in by close of business today.”   “Well, that’s important….”   There was a...

I had a conversation recently with someone contemplating a new job – and we touched base on everything from the company prospectus to the projected earnings to the “street’s” prediction for future growth.   It was a great discussion – but we almost managed to miss on...

Ask 1,000 people how important trust is in their personal relationships.   Ask those same people how important it is in their careers.   Now, ask how much trust they have in their work place - with their company - with their co-workers - or their boss.   There are FIVE...

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...