Does your company have Culture Ambassadors?


I am a professed culture geek. Culture is everything to me. It is the payoff and the reward for listening to your customers, where everybody is a customer! Being a Culture Ambassador brings great rewards and fulfillment! There are employees that would love to be the ‘Culture Ambassador’ of the week. Culture doesn’t eat strategy, […]

Entering a Global Market


Many entrepreneurs enter the global market for a variety of reasons. Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to think globally? What are the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurial ventures to move into the global marketplace? What must entrepreneurs consider when entering the global market? From the research a global entrepreneur is an individual, […]

Organizational Change


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” (Goleman, D. 2002, Pg 116), one only needs to think back on our previous successes as well as our failed attempts at change. Let our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serve as ample evidence of this. Successful change is based […]

Obesity in the Workplace


Obesity is always a touchy subject, and with the new cautions on obesity and discrimination in the workplace, most won’t touch the subject with a ten foot pole. The evidence shows we’ve got to, and I’m happy to! Obesity does not define who someone is, it is a condition. An unhealthy condition than can be […]

Organizational Artifacts: Blurred lines or Precious Gems?


At the heart of all organizations lie the observable artifacts, and we as leaders influence them. Observable artifacts are all of the things we notice; the things we see, hear, and feel when we engage in a new group setting in an unfamiliar culture. Observable artifacts are all of the visible parts of a group’s […]

Goethe and Growth and Change


Although to some it seems like a no brainer, the most up to date research tells us that when we fail to change, we fail to grow. It is not so much that we grow old, it is that we grow stagnant. Without a renewable source of energy that encourages change and renewal in which […]

Flailing to Communicate


James Humes once said “Every time you speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”(Humes, 2013) The quality of how we communicate speaks volumes about us as leaders. When leaders are unable to communicate effectively, organizations flail in their attempt to succeed like a fish on the beach. Leaders must understand the importance of verbal and nonverbal […]

Winners Are Creative


Be creative today in all you do, step out of the box and be bold!

Of Weight Training and Fitness Nuts


Any gym addict will tell you, fitness nuts are an aspirational group. The group changes-people move in, people move out-and yet there remains a die hard constant core of them that stay, no matter what. Even this week, in the face of Hurricane Sandy, there were those that cursed the locked boarded doors of the […]

Of Weight Training and Fitness Nuts


Any gym addict will tell you, fitness nuts are an aspirational group. The group changes-people move in, people move out-and yet there remains a die hard constant core of them that stay, no matter what. Even this week, in the face of Hurricane Sandy, there were those that cursed the locked boarded doors of the […]