What Leonard Nimoy Taught Me About Leadership Over Lunch

My job: fly to Las Vegas and have dinner with Nimoy at Caesar’s Palace – and figure out how to use him as a spokesperson for the product line. Over the next six months, we talked a few times about his role and how to be effective…. Read More»


Why Point of View is the Best “Go-to-Move” for Leadership Presence

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt once told me that leadership is about how you “show up.” I don’t think there’s exact science for leadership presence – because everyone is unique in how we think and the way we make decisions. In my experience, how we “show up” depends entirely on self-awareness of your innate thought processes; and consciously understanding how to leverage them to shape a point of view that only you can uniquely communicate to influence the direction of a business or organization issue…. Read More»

How do you create a curious culture?

How do you create a curious culture? I struggled with this question until the January 2013 issue of National Geographic landed in my mailbox with this cover theme: “Why We Explore.” Inside was a fascinating article called “Restless Genes”, written by David Dobbs. The article provided panoply of scientific evidence as to why humans explore. “The […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement Needs a Little Clarity

One of the most useful books we read this year comes out of Cisco – The Collaboration Imperative. It’s a fantastic book that is overflowing with useful best practices in bringing people together for a common purpose. We asked one of the book’s authors, Ron Ricci, to weigh in on employee engagement. He delivers some […] Read moreRead More»

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