The Leader’s Guide to Monday Morning

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It's Monday morning. How do you know you are going to make progress this week? Here are four action items that will ensure you start your week with activities that will move things forward. 1. Reiterate the Message You might be tempted to believe that you need to change your … [Read more...]

Two Bites of Dessert

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I read somewhere once that the maximum amount of pleasure you can derive from eating dessert comes in the first two bites. Any bite beyond the second bite doesn’t increase the pleasure. In fact, it reduces it. The same is true for the distractions and novelties that engage your … [Read more...]

Episode 21 – On Lovemarks and Loveworks with Brian Sheehan

Brian Sheehan is an Associate Professor of Advertising at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Before that, he was CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi's Team One Advertising in Los Angeles. Brian's new book, Loveworks, is a follow up to Kevin … [Read more...]

Three Levels of Leadership and the Spark

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The first level of leadership is managing. As a manager, you provide your people with answers. You create dependents. When your people are challenged, when they encounter problems, when they need help, they rush to you as their manager so you can tell them exactly what you want … [Read more...]

Motivation is a Bigger Why

Motivation is a Bigger Why

Do you want to know the real secret to staying motivated long term? Do you want to know how to develop the burning passion and single-mindedness that propels you towards reaching your goals? Want to know how to stay focused and accomplish more than ever? The key to real, … [Read more...]

Stay On Message

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A few years ago, I spoke to a big sales organization. Their leadership team was brilliant. They were all on message, and the message was powerful. But it fell flat with the sales force. I wasn’t sure why it didn’t inspire them. For some reason it just didn’t resonate. It’s … [Read more...]