Have a Focused Day

The Product Camp Austin event was remarkable (it’s hard to believe that this happened two months ago!!). The free six-hour…
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A Timestamp from Long Ago

Libraries seem out of favor these days. People seem content to purchase their faves at Barnes and Noble, Borders, or…
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When Twitter Does Not Work

I was at a local conference recently and everyone was ‘Tweeting’. Laptops, Iphones, and Blackberries were ablaze with quick posts…
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Advertising Mistakes You Can Avoid

I stumbled upon this stimulating, thought-provoking, and extremely valuable booklet that every advertiser/marketer should read. Why is most advertising copy…
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Guy Kawasaki’s Ten Entrepreneurial Secrets

Are you an entrepreneur who is trying to establish and differentiate your business? Or maybe you are a corporate executive…
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Panera Bread: Escape from Grease Burgers

The family and I recently had a pleasant experience at Panera Bread. Easily forgotten compared to Burger King, McDonald’s, Subway,…
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US Soccer Plays at an Elite Level

A silent few probably saw some of the best soccer played by a US team in a long time on…
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Remember: You are the Message

I am chewing through Roger Ailes’ classic, ‘You are the Message’. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s concerned…
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LaCoste: A Brand on the Rebound

Moms are special. I truly believe that the job of ‘Mom’ is the toughest in the world. To celebrate the…
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Chick-Fil-A: Not your typical fast food experience

My family and I visited the local Chick-Fil-A last weekend. I thought the visit was to be your routine, expected…
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HP’s Customer Service Scores Big

I’ve owned a HP Laptop for a few years now. Outside of a few minor glitches, the laptop has worked…
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Made to Stick: Read it and be changed

A single businessman sits alone in a hotel bar when a beautiful woman approaches and offers him a drink. The…
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The Simplest Toy Instructions Ever

I am all about simplicity. Simplicity in form AND function. Simplicity that’s profound is even more captivating. This simplicity is…
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Show them you care through your posture

Ok, so you’ve fully digested non-verbal communication step #1, eye contact. Now, it is time for #2. Posture. When talking…
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Non-verbal communication: Use it to your advantage

Talk, talk, talk; all we do is talk, talk. It is a treasure these days to engage with a true…
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Use Metaphors to Make it Stick

We all know that we live in a constantly-changing workplace.Your job description may vary from week-to-week and from quarter-to-quarter.You may…
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Becoming a better person (or leader) is a process not an event.

Final step: Becoming a better person (or leader) is a process not an event. We’ve all been there. It is…
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Follow up with People to Get Better

Let’s say you are a project manager at work. You missed a few key technical components for a project mid-stream.…
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What Michael Dell and Lance Armstrong can teach us about change

We marvel at the accomplishments of the finest ‘doers’ of our time. How about Lance Armstrong’s miraculous recovery from cancer…
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How to Change Behavior

People don’t change because they are too busy. Change is difficult for most people. Whether it be changing a behavior…
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