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Can I Trust You?

This is the question many of us ask ourselves either consciously or subconsciously as we begin any new personal or professional relationship. It is also what our employees, customers, and colleagues ask about us. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to assume that others trust us simply by virtue of our title or accomplishments. Trust is not a benefit that comes packaged with the corner office…it must be earned over time. Kathy and I..... Read More

Gender Equality: Both Men & Women Have Some Stepping Up To Do!

Last week my college age daughter sent me a link (apparently gone viral) to the recent speech that Emma Watson made to the U.N. I clicked on it and became mesmerized by Ms. Watson’s remarks. Lately, there seems to be a reigniting of the gender equality movement. Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, published this year immediately became a #1 national best seller and now the He for She movement referred to by Watson. The hope is that............ Read More

Top Five Ways to Know if This Person is "The One"

You have now come to that critical point in your career that you are going to need to bring on a business partner or new team member. It is an exciting, yet terrifying opportunity and it is not a choice you can afford to flub. Not only will picking the right person affect your livelihood and Read More

New Learning for Leaders from the Neurosciences!

How many times have you heard or contemplated this question – “If you are going to give someone mixed feedback, should you give the positive or negative feedback first”? A few months ago, Cristina and I attended the Society of Consulting Psychologists Annual Conference where we heard from renowned speaker, Dr. Richard Boyatzis*, and learned the science behind the answer…Definitely start with the positive! Read More

Valuable Lessons From Zappos!

As many of you may know, IMPACT made a trip out to Zappos Headquarters in Las Vegas this last week. It was absolutely one of the most energizing and inspiring trips we have been on in a long time! Tony Hseih, CEO, focuses on three areas of businesses that most companies don’t even consider during strategic planning. Here are some lessons that we can all learn from: Read More

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