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What Family-Owned Businesses Can Learn from Scout and Atticus

What Family-Owned Businesses Can Learn from Scout and Atticus

You don’t read fiction you tell yourself. You’re just too busy. But you loved To Kill a Mockingbird when you studied it in high school, Read More

Bringing Your Brand Abroad: 4 Steps to Going Global

Bringing Your Brand Abroad: 4 Steps to Going Global

Eric Bershad started Phillip Jeffries, a wall coverings company, in the early 1970’s with less than $5,000 in his pocket and three cases of Japanese Read More

What The Millennial Audience Really Wants

What The Millennial Audience Really Wants

Millennials are a challenging generation. They are very diverse and very different. But if there is one demographic that needs to be understood really well Read More

The 7 Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make

The 7 Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make

We all make mistakes, but it is when the mistakes become habits that we lose our effectiveness as leaders.  When I interview CEOs and their Read More

What’s Your Mindset?

What’s Your Mindset?

Attribution theory is a popular psychological theory. It views each person as a “pseudo-scientist” who tries to explain his/her own behavior and those of others. Read More

Developing Connections in the Workplace

Developing Connections in the Workplace

According to social science research conducted by Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at the Kellogg School of Management, most people choose friends Read More

Leading and Learning

Leading and Learning

In September 2014, President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, where he also met with the doctors and nurses Read More

Hiring Millennials on Their Terms

Hiring Millennials on Their Terms

I recently found myself in a conversation indicative of the generational divide. I was shopping for bands for my new Apple Watch in the Apple Read More

Strategic Growth: Sid Brodsky of James Gerard Foods

Strategic Growth: Sid Brodsky of James Gerard Foods

After calling Denver, Colorado, home for many years, it was difficult for Sid Brodsky, chef and president of Read More

How to reach a sales commitment in 15 minutes

How to reach a sales commitment in 15 minutes

When we tell someone what we do (we normally sound just like our competitors) or what our product does, we have to hope the suspect Read More