Business

| Posted in Business

“How Are We Going to Make That Happen?”

I spend a great deal of time talking to businesses and nonprofit leaders about how they set their goals and develop strategies to achieve them. In the current environment, I’m constantly encouraging them to embrace change, […]


| Posted in Business Career

Avoiding the Career Plan Trap

When I left Microsoft in 2010 after many years of challenge, excitement, success, and failure, the obvious question I got asked was “why are you leaving?” Of course, some were genuinely interested while others were just […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

You Can Be a Great Board Member

Whether you are an experienced professional, early in your career, or even still in school, you are likely already serving on what I would call a board – or you will be soon. Board service can […]


| Posted in Business Career

The Big 5 for Giving a Great Speech

I have given thousands of speeches and in my personal and professional lives and also been interviewed on TV, on the radio, and for print/web publications. There is no doubt that the more I present in […]


| Posted in Business Civics

Why Citizenship Matters in Business

I’ve lived the American dream and will be forever grateful for that opportunity. My mother and father grew up in the Depression, my father fought to defend our country in World War II, and they both […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Fix a Struggling Team

In my 25 years of professional endeavors, the lessons I apply the most often…the tools I use to achieve success…the skills I call on every day…all of these things I experienced and developed to one […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

The Art and Magic of Building Great Teams

As someone who absolutely loves sports, I follow the fortunes of various teams and often wonder what makes some more successful than others. Certainly, there are times where it is all about certain players and their […]


| Posted in Business Career

Finding Opportunity Where You Least Expect It

In my last blog post of 2016, I argued that change is coming whether we like it or not: “Change can feel uncontrollable. Change can be disorienting. Change can bring fear, uncertainty, and doubt like no other social […]


| Posted in Business Career

Change is Coming, Are You Ready?

In 2016, social upheaval has been the order of the day. A poorly understood war exploded in the Middle East, terrorist attacks hit in cities famous and unknown, and cold war-like tensions returned. The Brits elected to […]