Offering Our Youngest Leaders a Seat at the Table

Many American journalists and politicians point proudly to the great innovations that routinely spring forth from America’s businesses, large and small. These same people also rail about the need to improve the performance of America’s students on standardized assessment tests. Why do they celebrate innovation and ingenuity in America’s businesses, and then demand that our […] Read moreRead More»

It’s Business… And It Better Be Personal

Times are changing. If you are reading this, you probably sense it. And business has to change, we need to “ExchangeGain.” To effectively lead, engage and create loyalty we have to connect with employees as… people. Knowing how and where to start, however, can seem daunting for an organization. In Shawn Murphy’s recent […] Read moreRead More»

From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership

You can criticize, condemn and complain or imagine, inspire and innovate. Your choice will determine your destiny. – Deepak Chopra The need to go from NOW to HOW is critical. Leadership starts with our ability to imagine, inspire, innovate and communicate forward. Hope lies in not simply playing to strengths, but to seizing every challenge, […] Read moreRead More»

From Boomer to Gen Y Leaders: New Emperors Need Newer Clothes

In the 1990s, we Boomers were fretting over a previous economic downturn and whether or not the Internet was a passing fad (another golden age of myopia). At that time, management thinker, Charles Handy, told a memorable story as an analogy for change in his book ‘The Age of Unreason’. A tribe of South American […] Read moreRead More»

Organizational Leadership and a Better Society

I think it’s a safe assumption, unless you’re a narcissistic sociopath, that people want a better society and want to contribute to that goal in some fashion. There is plenty of frustration and uncertainty to go around in nearly every country. Social tensions permeate every aspect of our world and it is in the best […] Read moreRead More»

Time to Embrace the Millennial Overachiever

“What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘Millennial overachiever’?”, I asked my friends. One friend replied, “You, Jenny. You’re an overachiever.” According to the loose stereotype, the “Millennial overachiever” is someone who tries always to be a superstar at work, wants to do more in a day than most do in a week, […] Read moreRead More»

Dear Enterprise Leaders, You’re Screwed. Here’s Why.

Dear Enterprise Leader, I’ve got some terrible news for you. Your best talent isn’t good enough to compete. Better talent is at work right across town, in an over-crowded garage at the house of some tiny firm’s founder. Unlike your mammoth offices, this garage is full of energy, excitement, and – here’s the worst part […] Read moreRead More»

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