The Trust Barrier: Is it Blocking Your Success?

In my work, I find that clients who effectively delegate and create a team of trusted advisors are exponentially more successful than those who don’t. It’s simple: leaders

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One Million Meters

That’s My Goal, What’s Yours? I’m not an athlete by any means. My idea of exercise is usually running downstairs to pull something out of the freezer for

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Never Mind the Naysayers

One Simple Phrase Stifles Business Success “That won’t work.” How often have your heard these three little words? They’re the enemy of innovation, and are all to common in board rooms,

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What’s Your Perspective?

Enhance Your Perception When I was studying art history in college, one of the first things I learned was a key point about the Renaissance. Europe’s emergence from

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When to Press ‘Pause’ on Your Priorities

What’s the trick to better business focus? Just breathe Jim Beach, founder of School for Startups was interviewing me the other day for his radio show. Mid-way through the interview Jim said, “This topic

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6 Reasons You Should Answer the “What’s Your Budget?” Question

“What’s Your Budget?” Do cringe every time you hear that? When a sales rep asks, your first instinct might be to clam up. Mine is. As a former CMO, I spent

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Shine Like a Diamond: The 4 Cs of Business Success

  If you ever bought a diamond for yourself or someone you love, you probably spent a fair amount of time researching the 4 Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut

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Let’s (Not) Do It My Way

Leadership Lesson: Is that Wrong, or Just Different? I recently returned from my annual trip to Honduras, where I work with a team on construction projects at a

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The ROI of YOU

Never Stop Investing in Yourself When the demands of running a business pull you in all directions, taking care of yourself might end up on the bottom of your to-do

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Goodbye, Again

Where’s the Power in Parting? I recently enjoyed a wonderful family weekend. My oldest daughter was home for a few days celebrate Mothers Day and to help with a

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