Namaste, Big Teddy Bear

Namaste, Big Teddy Bear

I am told the popular Indian greeting, “Namste,” means, the God in me bows to the God in you. It’s a way to acknowledge that within each of us there
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

One of my greatest joys this last year was working with leaders at the American Nurses Association (ANA) on their grand challenge, Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™. In every category except
Happy Interruptions

Happy Interruptions

My office is in my home. When my kids were younger they would often come tumbling in to interrupt me and ask me for help of some kind – help
Seize the Year: 2016!

Seize the Year: 2016!

The best time to start getting ready for the year ahead is before it arrives! And a great way to do it is to ask questions that can propel you
The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

There are three activities that make the difference for those leaders who consistently rise to the top when it comes to career, salary, and impact. The Magic 3 are Transformative

Kodak and the World Bank stand as examples.

Excerpted from my Feb 10 presentation for business leaders in Washington DC.

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Competitive Intelligence: Essential to Innovation

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Life is a Contact Sport

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Navigating the Dip

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Game Change!

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Giving it All Away

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Is there a Visionary You’d Like to Thank?

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How to Make Things go Better than You Planned

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Making Mojo

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Building Psychological Strength

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Build Response Speed into Customer Experience

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Go to Your Dojo

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Do the Impossible

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