The Power of Trust in Business

Sooner or later every executive realizes that 99 percent of the people she depends on for success don’t report to her. The success of every CEO depends far more on vendors, stockholders, board members, regulators, politicians, strategic partners, the financial community, the media, and customers than it does on the relatively small number of paid […] Read moreRead More»

Collaboration is the Currency to Success

How do you go faster than your competition? How do you remain relevant in a hyper-competitive business world? Ron Ricci, Executive Vice President of Executive and Customer Engagement at Cisco says it’s through collaboration. In this podcast episode, Ron walks us through what successful collaboration looks like in today’s business world. Ron also shares with […] Read moreRead More»

The Psychology Behind Successful Leadership

Dr. Anne Perschel is a leadership and business psychologist. Okay, unusual title, but what does she do? Let’s let her describe it herself: “People are often promoted to leadership roles based on their technical and/or business achievements, but not so much for their understanding of what it takes to lead so others follow – with full […] Read moreRead More»

How to Hire in the Social Era

You see it time and again — the community manager who accidentally tweeted from his personal account at the expense of the business; the viral YouTube video that exposed an employee’s wrongdoing; the marketing idea that went sour quickly after a misunderstood Facebook post. Some social crises are unavoidable. But, it doesn’t matter how these […] Read moreRead More»


Do You Give Yourself Permission to Play?

Play is usually discussed as though it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. It’s a way to cope with life and to prepare for adulthood. Playing is a way to solve problems and to express feelings. In fact, play is not only the real work of childhood; it should also […] Read moreRead More»

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter?

  I am really tickled pink that so many people have been endorsing me lately on LinkedIn. A few are close colleagues and friends I work with and I appreciate them for their gesture. Some endorsers haven’t seen me in forever; a few are simply connections of connections; and others, I do question if they […] Read moreRead More»

How to Build Your Communication Quotient

How well do you adapt to different listeners and audiences?  How well to you negotiate and resolve challenges, problems and conflicts?  Do you excel at building horizontal and vertical communication? Are you able to turn conflict around,  re-establish trust, re-build and build stronger relationships? Communication is the linchpin for personal development, growth, organizational development, engagement, […] Read moreRead More»

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