Five Keys to BRAVE Innovation

The five keys to BRAVE Innovation are a cross between the ideas in Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite’s The Innovator’s Field Guide, with my own BRAVE leadership framework.

Driving Growth Across Industries With The What, How And Who Approach

once you’ve determined where to play and locked in what matters and why, pivot off attitudinal choices around what, how and who on the way to connecting with your team to spur high impact actions.

Top 100 Ideas and Quotes for First-Time Leaders

As a refresher on the fundamentals of leadership, 100 of the best ideas and quotes for first-time leaders

The Number One Reason People Miss Their Goals? Denial.

Get out of denial. Get the brutal facts on the table. Then figure out how to overcome the barriers, bridge the gaps, and move forward towards the destination you want and deserve.

Want Your New Employees’ Personal Commitment? Take Their Onboarding Personally.

The only way to get personal commitment from new employees is for you and your managers to commit to them personally, starting with how you onboard them.

How The Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For Drive Appreciation, Access, Rewards

if you invest in making employees feel appreciated, able to access you and rewarded, you can turn your employee relationships into a competitive advantage.

A BRAVE New Approach to Social Media and Community Building

Go beyond communicating your brand messages to customers, beyond two-way conversations between you and those customers, all the way to building a community by enabling your customers to have conversations with each other.

Three Things First-Time Leaders Should Know

Focus on the cause

Breaking Good: Transcending The Good For Others/Good For Me Tradeoff

Break the constraints. Build your programs so they do good for others, help your people do and build what they are good at, and deliver good for you. That’s the road to happiness.

Why Google Can Not Run The World: Wisdom = Data + Experience

Data is helpful for decisions. It can dictate routine, automated decisions. But complex out of the ordinary decisions are best made when data is filtered through experience.