Lost Without Context

I have long believed that context is critical to communication, understanding and leadership. If I want to understand you or your business, I need to know your context. In order to determine whether my services are the right fit and value for potential clients, I need to understand their context. […]

Assessing the ROIS

You’re probably guessing that this post is about ROI’s (Return on Investment), but you’re wrong. It’s about a concept that came to me during a recent leadership keynote I delivered. I was talking about one of my favorite topics – the ways that soft skills (e.g. people skills, social skills, […]

Lessons From The Martian

I love movies, and I learn a lot from them. As Steve Martin (Davis) brilliantly offered to Kevin Kline (Mack) in Grand Canyon (1991), “That’s part of your problem: you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” With that thought in mind, I invite […]

Unmasking Integrity

Integrity is a big word and certainly a bigger concept. It’s one that’s often talked about and aspired to, but I’m not sure it’s often understood (at least not with any kind of common language or understanding). I rarely (if ever) meet someone that wants to be outside of integrity […]

Formula for Impact©

I frequently hear people talk about how they want to do more (most typical) or do better (not as often). People want to be all of the above – more effective, more productive, more organized, more successful—you get the point (more, more, more). Everyone is chasing more, but at the […]