Strategy Is Easy. Here’s How To Earn Buy-In

What a treat! Today’s guest on ExchangeGain TV is one of my all-time favorite authors, and one of the most popular contributors here at the site as well. Like me, Jim Haudan is an educator-turned-CEO. His book, The Art of Engagement, is one of my all-time top 5 favorite business books in large part because it’s all about people, specifically about how to engage their hearts and minds by working with them to make corporate strategy come to life!… Read More»

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There’s Nothing Realistic About Winning

I’ve got something urgent to declare: I’m tired of being reasonable. It isn’t working for me. And if you count yourself among the ranks of the reasonable, I can almost guarantee without even knowing you that it isn’t working for you, either.

There is nothing realistic about success. There is nothing reasonable about winning – at anything. The truth of the matter is that you have to be a bit self-deluded in order to break out of life’s expectations and make something phenomenal of yourself…. Read More»

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The Flat Revolution: What Makes Today So Different From 1958

Want to know the main reason that people start companies? And I don’t just mean to say this is number one by a percentage point or two. Not hardly. This is number one hands down, far and away – it’s not even close. Formally or informally, I’ve interviewed company founders my entire life, which is to say for decades now. Hundreds of founders at least, though I’m fairly confident the real number is actually in the thousands. And again and again, some variation of this is what they tell me drove them to leave the comfort of the well-trod career path to start their own company…… Read More»


Reinvent Yourself. Here’s How in Ten Simple Steps.

My guest this week on ExchangeGain TV is Dorie Clark, a professor at Duke’s executive MBA program, columnist at Forbes and Harvard Business Review, and author of Reinventing You – and let me tell you, she knows first-hand what self-reinvention is all about!! Dorie’s own career starts from Harvard Divinity School, to journalist, […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: The Startup Shift from Up to Flat

Dear Startup Leader, Please, don’t fall into the same trap that has hamstrung the current incumbents in your industry. Don’t buy the logic that to scale your growth you have to quickly build the hierarchical scaffolding of the lumbering giants you’re out to displace. That very scaffolding, the creativity-stifling process and the bureaucracy that enables […] Read moreRead More»


Think Creativity Is For Experts Only? Think Again!

Today’s guest on ExchangeGain TV is David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, a must-read book that debunks the ten most common myths about how we create. A professor of management and founder and “talent” of the popular LDRLB podcast, David’s whole career focuses on leadership, strategy, and innovation. Among the myths […] Read moreRead More»


When The Front Door is Locked

  What do you do when you realize your degree is completely useless for your career goals, and you find the only job you can land after school is collections – which you’re great at because you track people down using social media? If you’re today’s guest, Ian Greenleigh, you use your one marketable skill […] Read moreRead More»


Reprogram Your Mindware for Breakout Success

“Now that I know what I know about our human minds, I firmly believe the more every human on our planet understands how the mind works, the more we’ll be prepared to step into a whole new generation of performance, of communication, of motivation, of satisfaction!” I dare you to talk to Rebel Brown for […] Read moreRead More»

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