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You Either Win Or You Learn

We all want to be a winner.  However most everyone does not want to do the work to be a winner.  Many do not want to endure the trial and

PROGRESS

All progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.  You know you are growing when you experience some discomfort.  Progress is often trial and error.  Consider that most multi millionaires

THE HUMAN VOICE IS THE INSTRUMENT WE ALL PLAY

The human voice is the instrument we all play. Invest in how you play your instrument and the lyrics you speak, the tone you use, your pitch, the meter and

EVERY FAILURE CAN TEACH YOU SOMETHING ABOUT HOW TO SUCCEED

Every failure can teach you something about how to succeed.  I have said that success leaves clues and that is why I enjoy reading biographies and talking to people about

MORE FAITH IS REQUIRED AT BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

More faith is required at beginnings and endings. When we are in the middle of something we become self reliant, we act upon established patterns and habits. And when we

INFORMED BY GOOGLE, ENTERTAINED BY APPLE, SOCIALIZE ON FACEBOOK & SHOP ON AMAZON

In the digital age, what we think and how we live are being heavily influenced by just a handful of technology firms: We are informed by Google, entertained by Apple;

RETAIL APOCALYPSE

Nine of the 10 biggest retail bankruptcies this year were backed by private equity. We used to go to the mall to be with friends and shop. Our social lives

LEADERSHIP IS THE ULTIMATE CONTACT SPORT

Leadership is a privilege, responsibility, gift and call that each person can embrace or run from.  Every time you accept the opportunity to lead you are touching the lives of

EVERY MEETING IS AN INTERVIEW AND AN EVALUATION

Every time you meet someone you make an impression.  Others judge us by what we say, what we do, how we look, how we engage others and how we make

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR EXECUTIVES….STRATEGY, CAPITAL OR TALENT?

What is more important at the executive level….strategy, capital or talent? Talent.  Without talent a strategy won’t work and without talent capital will not be managed well.  As a result