Is Your Leadership Any Good? Five Ways You Can Be Certain

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If you Google “Great Leadership” you will get over more results than you can filter through – I actually find that fascinating. So much knowledge to be had at our fingertips and so many people writing about the topic of Leadership, yet we complain about the lack of leadership (within our companies, communities, government) on a […] read more

Modern gamification rules to up your customer engagement

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More than 50% of Organizations that Manage Information Processes Will Gamify Those Processes” Gartner, Inc (2011)I have to admit it, the internet is a wonderful thing, especially when you are just meandering along, following random links, not specifically looking for anything. And BOOM, you see something that looks interesting, and you get sucked into a […] read more

Lee Iacocca – The 9 C’s of Leadership

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OK, this is an excerpt from two sources: First – Lee Iacocca’s new book “Where Have all the Leaders Gone” co-written with Catherine Whitney and a book excerpt from USA Today. I’m trying to be a good citizen and give credit where credit is due. I read this and had to share…The Test of a LeaderI’ve never […] read more

3 ways to create Frictionless Transactions

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I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve read about how the world of business is changing; or why your “old school” ways of selling are just not working anymore; or if you’re not working the social channels into your marketing, success will be elusive at best. read more

THE PIVOT – 3 tactics when it’s time to change direction

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It’s 3am again and I woke up in a cold sweat.  That uncomfortable feeling gripping my stomach, wrenching it into knots.  No sense fighting it – so I swung my legs over the edge of the bed and stumbled to the bathroom.  As I flipped the switch, it was like being slapped in the face […] read more

Microsoft (Money) + LinkedIn (Social) = Business Killer App

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As soon as I heard about the merger, my mind started reeling – because things like this usually get my mind engaged – it’s so much fun to speculate about “What Will Happen”?  And this one … well, LinkedIn wasn’t going to be purchased for a few bucks, even with their stock price down for […] read more

It’s not business, it’s personal

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Suess (1904-1991)We have all heard the saying “It’s not personal, it’s business”. We hear that statement and it rings true. It sounds very logical. Business is just a transaction, it’s an exchange between two entities – […] read more

BIG is not what it used to be

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BIG (meaning very large, corporate multi-national companies) is loosing it’s advantage in today’s economy. With the exception of a few industries, where BIG government helps to regulate who can play and who can’t, the general barrier to entry is no longer cost, size or expertise. read more

Any one can say that

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I was thinking this morning, as I looked at another PowerPoint presentation about some new services being offered by some company in the IT services world and thought “anyone can say that” – because in general, anyone can. read more