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The 4 Keys to Unlocking Your Value: Part 1 – Clarity

Clarity. Purpose. Courage. Persistence. These concepts sound all ‘lofty and aspirational’, yet can be manageable and solvable when we break them…

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sunshine

Think And not Or

It is easy to define your life by limits. I don’t have enough time. I am too old. I don’t…

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Outdoors

Yeti: A man-sized brand

Yeti: A man-sized beast with an appetite for adventure, danger and the raw frontier. Yeti: A brand targeting rugged men…

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target

Target: Reinvention Needed on Aisle 5

Is it just me, or has Target gone on autopilot? Where’s the reinvention, renewal, appetite for change, risk-taking? Sadly, the…

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Want to be a leader? Try goalkeeper

The game is tied. Only a few minutes remain. The Red Bulls have dominated the pace of play, but have…

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change

Change is Knocking. How will you answer?

I’ve become numb to change. Over my life, I’ve endured so much change that it’s now the norm not the…

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pitch

Vendors: It’s Never About You

Today, I write angry. And sometimes, writing angry is good (in moderation) for the soul. I am tired of all…

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Finish

Go Finish Something Before you Start the Next

Stop starting. Start finishing. It’s easy to crack an egg on the griddle, but how about making a deliciously world-class…

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discipline

Today, You Get Disciplined

Through routine, we find discipline. Through discipline, we find conviction. Through conviction, we find courage. Through courage, we trust ourselves.…

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Future You

Dear Future You

Why didn’t you take more chances? Why didn’t you say what needed to be said? Why didn’t you spend more…

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cyber security

That’s Thought Leadership

Steve!” the irritatingly persuasive boss shouted. “Yes, sir. How can I help you?” Steve responded. “We need to learn about…

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rising sun

Write with the Rising Sun

Like an untamed lion, he roars onto the page, salacious and savage, ready to claw at any prey. Like a…

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Master of the Morning

I awoke stunned by the silence of the morning — an egg uncracked; a package unopened; a band poised to…

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My Daily Retrospective

At the end of your day, what’s flowing through your mind? Are you reflecting on all the wonderful things you’ve…

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writing

Writing Will Never Be About Perfection

This writing won’t be perfect, but that’s not the point. Like a river that flows, unceasing and fluid, this pen shall…

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conference, connection, community

The Right Way to Disengage at a Conference

I attended a conference recently. Honestly, I love conferences. The great ones have a pulse, an energy that’s contagious and…

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The Writer’s Mountain

Before the world gets crazy and long-winded, I write. Before my attitude gets sour and grey, I write. Before someone…

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Slow Down

Since when did life get so busy? Or are we creating the unnecessary busy? We race here, run there, sometimes…

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Are you empowering your team to do their best?

The Pitfalls of Trying to Prove You’re Right.

Let’s say you are leading an important project, the type of project that can help your career and dramatically help…

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meetings

Two Questions That Bring Focus, Purpose to Every Meeting

Before any meeting begins, you should consider 2 important questions: Why are we here? The people at your meeting should really…

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