May 11, 2023

Last month, I had the immense pleasure of taking my daughter to Napa Valley for her 21st birthday. What better place to celebrate than the heart of California’s wine country? As we sat on a patio and sipped a luscious Cabernet, I had an epiphany: Wine-making is a lot like leadership. (And no, that wasn’t

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April 17, 2023

Let me start by saying this: Leadership is absolutely a human-centered activity. I don’t believe machine learning can or should ever replace personal communications between human beings. Are the advances being made in artificial intelligence (AI) downright remarkable? Yes! But computers still can’t capture the nuances of our language with the ability to make genuine

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March 15, 2023

Successful leaders are the heart and soul of so many vibrant organizations and a precious asset to be protected. They are the ones who motivate high-performing teams and create thriving cultures. About a year ago, I posted an article questioning whether leaders were getting the short end of the stick with unrealistic demands and expectations. Twelve months

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March 6, 2023

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Many people mean well, but they set themselves up for failure with overly ambitious goals that are abandoned by February. And here we are…  With that said, I do think leaders can benefit from analyzing the way they work and identifying opportunities for improvement. Think of

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January 17, 2023

I’m sure you’ve noticed there is a certain vibe in the month of December. A different mindset. More grace. Less impatience. Yes, some people feel the added pressure that comes with preparing for the holidays, but many joyfully embrace the spirit of giving during this time: buying thoughtful gifts for family and friends, making contributions

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November 29, 2022

During the Q&A portion of my presentations in the last few weeks, I’ve had multiple leaders ask questions with a common theme. Essentially, they wanted to know how to improve the connections with their now-permanently-virtual team members when those relationships (and some of their employees) seem to be languishing. What was once a temporary, pandemic

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