April.11

  So...you sent me the generic invite from LinkedIn to join you. You did not take the time to send a note explaining why you thought it would be beneficial for us to connect. Nor did you care enough about me to do research, to figure out how you could help ...

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February.02

  Develop a strategic relationship-building plan of attack.   Or...death to networking, once and for all!   For those folks that run their own business, sell products and services, or are looking to expand their professional network by finding individuals with whom they can cultivate meaningful business relationships, it can be hard to approach networking ...

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January.29

    Why World-Class Cultures Are Critical for Lasting Competitive Advantage.   Seems like "culture-building" is all the rave in organizations these days.   Not sure why it's taken so long for organizations to re-consider the cultures they created. This is something anyone tasked with ...

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January.14

  Why managing is damaging, and leadership is empowering.   In response to the age old question: "Are great leaders born or made?"...the answer is an emphatic... "YES" to BOTH!   While there are certain characteristics that all great leaders naturally possess (social engagement, extroversion, and one's ability to communicate all come to mind) it ...

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August.01

  PART 1 of 2. When I was in High School and College, I worked many temporary jobs through staffing agencies. Then early in my professional career, I worked as a recruiter for a national employment agency in Washington, DC.   Throughout my career in Corporate America I worked with placement agencies and ...

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July.02

  In these harrowing times with so many demands placed on us it can be near impossible to focus on the thing in front of you.  Achieving maximum performance seems so elusive.   We all have so many demands placed on us between navigating work-life challenges, to doing the work of multiple people ...

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July.01

  Do you suffer from “Arrogance?”  Is your arrogance hurting your career and/or your business? Arrogance is defined as: “…an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people. Showing an offensive attitude of superiority” (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrogant)  

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July.01

On Tuesday, June 14th I attended a talk given by Chris Morgan and Samir Janjeva of Google at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce in New York City during its Marketing Week series of events entitled: "The Evolution of the Customer Journey." Chris and Samir shared their insights into ...

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