Leadership Development

Mentoring in the Business World and Beyond


I’m not sure what the legendary basketball coach John Wooden would think about this, but here is one humorous approach to mentoring younger talent. Ron Swanson=questionable mentor. The need for effective mentoring is just as strong today as it has ever been. Here are four mentoring tips I’ve learned along […]

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The One Thing You Can’t Be an Effective Leader Without

Entire industries have developed around the exertion of influence. The lobbying industry tries to influence the government. Advertisers persuade consumers to spend their money on certain products or services. Politicians employ nationwide telemarketing campaigns to sway last-minute voters. Parents attend seminars aimed at influencing the way they influence their children. […]

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The 5 Causes of Failed Tasks

An entire industry has emerged to track and assist our progress in doing tasks. Fifteen years ago it was Franklin-Covey and Day Timer planners. Today there are apps like Omnifocus, Wunderlist,, and more—all seeking to save us, minute by minute and day by day, from task failure. Plus, there […]

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Seven Tips for 2017

Each year, I am a guest on a handful of podcasts. I love the format; it feels like a conversation between friends talking about things that matter most to me, to them, and/or things I am pondering and learning. My most recent podcast was a great example. It was with […]

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5 Ways to Grow Your Leaders

“At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” –Larry Bossidy Every client I’ve had in the last decade eventually works around to the issue of “How do I improve the talent of my team?” In my experience, there are only three good ways to answer […]

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