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    Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude…Read more

Why the Pursuit of Consistency Makes You Irrelevant

The team was concerned.  They were making an organizational change.  At the same time, they were under pressure to move into new markets.  People were anxious. They believed the internal…Read more

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    A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

A Noble Purpose Workshop Brings Out the Beast, and the Best in People

What would happen if your organization didn’t exist? If you closed your doors tomorrow, would the world miss you? That’s the first question we ask when we run a Noble…Read more

Beautiful Questions Versus Exhausting Questions

What kinds of questions are driving your life?  Are they beautiful questions, or exhausting questions? The poet and consultant Libby Wagner, who specializes in leadership language says, “A beautiful question…Read more

Change is Not the Problem, People Are

We’ve long been told, “Change is hard.”  The prevailing wisdom is that people don’t like to change. I was recently dealing with a leader who was trying to make organizational…Read more

Everything is not under control: That’s a good thing.

Do you even find yourself looking forward to that mythical time when your life is finally under control? Be careful what you wish for. Famed racecar driver Mario Andretti once…Read more

Share If You Agree: 5 tips for Netiquette

Remember when everyone said email was going to save us so much time?  How’s that working out for you? Progress comes with its price. The printing press spawned junk mail. …Read more

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    Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

Three Things That Will Endear You to Your Family and Friends

I lost my Dad, Jay Earle, last week after a 6-month battle with cancer. Regular readers know my father’s stories: The skinny 1950s teen who played sax in a dance band…Read more

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    Pre-decision making: How to Make Better Decisions under Stress

Pre-decision making: How to Make Better Decisions under Stress

A critical decision is one that shapes your future, things that affect your career, your relationships, and your reputation. We often agonize over non-critical decisions. Deciding what kind of car…Read more

5 Steps for Creating a Noble Purpose Organization

When our firm first introduced Noble Purpose, we had a concept, but we weren’t very systematic in our methodology. It was more hit or miss, getting by where we could…Read more

Why People Don’t Say What Needs to Be Said

Last year I was working with the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm that specialized in allergy medicine. He’d just joined the company and was preparing for his first big town…Read more

The Big Problem with Optimists

I confess. I’m an optimist. I’m one of those people who always look on the bright side and believe that a good attitude can turn around even the most miserable…Read more

The Moment I Decided I Was in Love with Capitalism

I was in China a few years ago with my oldest daughter.  We were slightly off the beaten path walking through a village situated amongst several canals. Keep in mind…Read more

Find Grace in the Moment

Ten years ago, I had an ‘aha’ that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the…Read more

How to Solve the I Hate My Job Problem

Fifty-five percent of employees are disengaged. Eight years ago, I got a glimpse of how to solve this problem. It happened by accident. A large pharmaceutical firm hired me and…Read more

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    Why Your Backstory Matters: The case of the boring accountant

Why Your Backstory Matters: The case of the boring accountant

Have you ever listened to a boring accountant? Not to be dismissive of entire professions, but some groups have a reputation for being less than stellar storytellers.  Full disclosure, my…Read more

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Unpacking the Seemingly Intangible Qualities of Executive Presence

Have you ever walked into a meeting, looked around the table and immediately known who was in charge? It’s not their seat placement; it’s their presence. The best leaders exude…Read more

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