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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

Don’t Pursue Happiness, Choose Something More Nuanced

Viktor Frankl once said: It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness. As humans, we tend to pursue outcomes. Yet often what we really desire is experiences that…Read more

Don’t Ask for Favors, do Favors

Do you ask your friends or clients for favors? This subject came up in a discussion with a group of consultants.  The specific question was:  Is it appropriate to ask…Read more

Why Keeping Emotion Out of the Workplace is a Terrible Idea

Professionalism often translates to lack of emotion. On the surface, it might not seem like being a professional would require you to stuff your emotions. Yet that’s exactly what many…Read more

Don’t Tell High Ambition People to Relax

You need to chill out. Just relax; it’s no big deal. The above comments are intended to be comforting, but when you tell a high performer to calm down, it…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

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    Negotiating: What we can learn from the ladies of The Bachelor

Negotiating: What we can learn from the ladies of The Bachelor

Most people don’t like to negotiate.  But almost everyone wants to be a better negotiator, if for no other reason, than people don’t want to overpay for a car or…Read more

Does Money Make People Work Harder?

She had that way of looking past you, as if she were hoping that someone better was coming along behind you.  Her entire demeanor said, “You madam, are a low…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

Why Millennials Dump Their Boss

They’re the generation whose parents told them, “You’re special.”  They’re the millennials.  The generation born between 1980 and 2000 are now 35% of the workforce.  By 2020 they’ll be 46%…Read more

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    Project Deception: The driving force behind Volkswagen’s debacle

Project Deception: The driving force behind Volkswagen’s debacle

It’s another auto “scandal.” But unlike the GM ignition switch issue earlier this year, Volkswagen’s emission problem wasn’t the result of lower level neglect. It was proactive deception. It’s inappropriate…Read more

Take “Yes But” Off the Table

In some environments it’s harder to create positive cultures than others. Phil Moore, Managing Partner of Porter Keadle Moore, an Atlanta based accounting firm says, “As accountants, our job is…Read more

How to be Persuasive in an ADD World

Everyone wants to influence and persuade. Worthy causes want to attract donors and volunteers. Marketers want you to buy their products. Teachers must persuade students to put their time and…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

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  • Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management
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The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You find yourself trolling Reddit or online shopping for new Post-it notes before completing that single aggravating task. You know you need to make the client phone call, it’s important…Read more

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