Category Archives: branding

(Issue #494) Communication: So Easy, Yet So Hard 


You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master.  A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading

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(#399) Inappropriate or Authentic?


Feedback is powerful. Evaluated feedback carries more weight. Not all feedback is created equally. Back in August of 2013 I posted a photo of myself on my social media sites. I loved the look, the playfulness, the setting, and the … Continue reading

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(#351) Show Don’t Tell


Saying it doesn’t make it so…too much talking mutes the story.  The teacher becomes the student—again. This past week, I received a full manuscript review and critique of (what will eventually become) my first novel.  The reviewer—a student of mine … Continue reading

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(#318) Bigger, Shinier, Newer Not Necessarily Better


Maybe I can help start a small movement for change in the big box. Until March of this year, I belonged to a small, unobtrusive, not fancy, neighborhood beach gym. For eighteen years. Like Cheers, everyone knew your name. A … Continue reading

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(#314) P2P: Building A Story


Every encounter is a story waiting to happen; a story waiting to be written. This blog has often covered the importance of relationship building. It remains a key feature of my 7Rs model for for student, workplace, and life success. … Continue reading

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(#307) Thank You For Paying Attention To Me


Do you treat those you lead and those you follow with dignity? Do you do the same for yourself? One of the things I love about what I do is that even when I’m in speaker/facilitator/keynoter mode I’m learning.  Always … Continue reading

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(#303) Give Your All Stars the Spotlight


Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous.  I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading

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(#298) Do You Have “Hell, Yeah” Goals?


When you establish new goals,  consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question:  “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading

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(#244) Do You Have Your Own Board of Directors?


I remain focused on surrounding myself with knowledgeable and skillful people who will have my back—and kick me in the butt when needed. Who do you have on your Board? Corporations have Boards of Directors.  Institutions of higher learning have Boards … Continue reading

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(#168) Who is Defining Your Brand?


Whatever you do this week (month, year and beyond), make sure it is excellent. How do you stand out and take control of your brand?  In an article posted on LinkedIn (“How to Quit Like a Boss”), Liz Ryan describes … Continue reading

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