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“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs According to some experts the majority […]

“You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” – City of Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012 What’s your BIG idea? It doesn’t have to be as grand as building a big […]

Are people listening to your leadership message? If not, try looking at your communications again. Whether you are trying to persuade, inform, educate or entertain, your message has to compete with dozens if not hundreds of other messages that the recipient receives every day. By and large, we tend to remember those messages that impact […]

As an executive leadership coach, I come across clients and coaches alike who have difficulty understanding the distinctions between being a coach, mentor or sponsor. It’s not surprising since these titles have evolved over time independent of each other and in a somewhat inconsistent manner. Following is my (ever-evolving) description of the three roles. I hope it […]

Leadership Skills you MUST master… Mastering certain leadership skills is vital to your success as a leader. While leadership traits such as character, integrity, and authenticity are important, so too are leadership skills. But which ones are most important? Here, in no particular order, is my take on the five most important leadership skills you […]

Nowadays, organizations and even entire industries (e.g. healthcare, IT, high tech) are faced with human resource challenges that in many cases threaten their very survival.  These challenges include: Attracting and Retaining High Caliber Talent Engaging People in High Performance Teamwork Easier said than done. Yet by applying some simple, straightforward and even low cost solutions […]

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