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Learn or Die

Our ability (and willingness) to learn impacts our personal and business growth, operational excellence, and our capacity to innovate. More than ever, it truly is learn or die. Learning is impacted by our “reflexive ways of thinking,...Show More Summary

7 Leadership Lessons From the Thanksgiving Table

The holidays offer many insights applicable throughout the year. Here are 7 you can learn from the coming Turkey day.

What’s your engagement strategy?

You should never create a piece of content without defining an engagement strategy first.

Want to Keep Employees Happy? Focus on their Health.

As an entrepreneur, hiring and keeping the best talent means taking care of your employees - but how do you offer great benefits on a budget?

What You Think About Income Inequality in America: Fact or Fiction?

Here's what some of the fastest-growing companies in America think about the widening income gap.

20 Ways to Thank Your Employees Without Spending a Dime

You won't need another loan from the bank when it comes to these 20 remarkably simple ways to make your employees feel appreciated.

5 Surprising Lessons from the Past 20 Years of Digital Marketing

In the past 20 years, technology has revolutionized the way we do things, yet for all of these advancements, digital marketing has not changed as much as you might expect.

The Age of Enlightenment and You

History affects the context we lead in. An understanding of the Age of Enlightenment—that still reverberates today—gives us a good basis to grasp the kind of world we are leading in. James MacGregor Burns’ Fire and Light is a good place to start. Show More Summary

Quote of the day — H.L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. — H.L. MenckenFiled under: PMO Tagged: Freedom, H.L. Mencken, Knowledge, PM Quote of the Day, Truth

'Horrible Bosses 2' Sticks It to the Man (Again)

The disgruntled employees take on leadership roles by trying their hand at entrepreneurship--with mixed results.

3 Smartphone Alternatives to the iPhone

They might not have the bells and whistles of an Apple or Samsung, but these phones provide all the essentials for a fraction of the cost.

5 Ways Putting on More Muscle Can Help You in Business and Life

The benefits of being stronger are multifold. And good news: No gym required.

These Are Hard Times for Leaders

Barbara Kellerman has written about leaders (good and bad) and followers, but in Hard Times she turns her attention to the often overlooked context in which we lead. Leaders followers, and context form a system of leadership. “More than...Show More Summary

Why Black Friday is very, very sick

What the decline of a once-powerful force means to you

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley: The Right Way to Learn Entrepreneurship

Former Apple CEO John Sculley talks with Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul about his new entrepreneurial education series and his book Moonshot!: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.

7 Entrepreneurs Who Weren't Millionaires Until Their 40s

With the success of so many young entrepreneurs, people forget that finding prosperity later in life is quite possible too. People who have been around the block a few times often make better decisions than their younger counterpart...

Starbucks Nation – 12 Lessons Learned From America’s Fastest Growing Company

Know the history behind Starbucks, here are lessons you can learn from Americas fastest growing coffee brand.

Crossderry Podcast #2 — 16 November 2014

Here is the second Crossderry podcast. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names Tweet review: CIOs must influence CEO behavior, storytelling quote, RIP Tom Magliozzi Enjoy! Links: My posts on Best and Worst Project Names here and here. What BOHICA means. The myth of the Phoenix. The links to my Nov 10 tweet on CIO influence, the Disney Institute […]

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