Why Leaders Must Defend The Soul Of Their Organization Above All Else

in Leadership Essentials Feb 1, 2018

Leadership is difficult, there’s no question about it. It requires you to make difficult decisions, choose between the lesser of two evils, and ultimately try to balance short-term results with long-term implications.

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Three Tips For Finding Your Way Out Of A Personal Or Professional Rut

in Helpful Insights Jan 31, 2018

There are few things as frustrating and draining as a rut that you can’t get out of. We’ve all been there before, unable to break a pattern of inertia that harms us, both personally and professionally.

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How I Learned To Stop Taking Things Personally In Business

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Jan 30, 2018

It’s easy to quote Michael Corelone and claim that “It isn’t personal...It’s strictly business,” but few actually believe it. No matter how you slice it, entrepreneurship is incredibly personal. How could it be anything else when you pour your heart and soul into building something from nothing?

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How Millennials Are Flattening The Traditional Performance Curve In The Workplace

in Helpful Insights Jan 29, 2018

Much has been written about Millennials in the workplace, most of which has been overwhelmingly negative. Like most things in life, however, the truth is more nuanced.

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This Thanksgiving, Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Gratitude

in Helpful Insights Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but not because it is the only day where it is socially acceptable to gorge myself on turkey (which, in my opinion, is a highly under-appreciated meat, but I digress.) I love Thanksgiving because it forces me to take the time to reflect on the past year and the people and experiences that shaped it.

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How To Master The Art Of Subtlety In Business

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Nov 21, 2017

I’ve been an entrepreneur for the better part of a decade now, and one thing I’ve learned is that most people think leadership is about forcing your will on another group of people.

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An Entrepreneur's Guide To Confronting And Harnessing Anger

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Nov 15, 2017

I’ve long since subscribed to the notion that a leader should be slow to anger and quick to kindness. I always try to see the best in people and meet them wherever they are in their lives. After all, you never know what else is happening in their world that may influence their behavior.

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Entrepreneurs: Your Team Needs You To Be A Leader, Not A Friend

in Leadership Essentials Nov 6, 2017

One of my favorite television series of all time is “The Office.” Few shows in history have managed to blend the hilarious with the heart wrenching as deftly. It is, of course, the bumbling but ultimately well-meaning boss Michael Scott who gets most of the laughs.

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton

in Helpful Insights Oct 31, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to attend a production of “Hamilton” at the  Hollywood Pantages theater. I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not it could live up to the incredible hype surrounding the show. Fortunately, it not only lived up to my expectations; it blew them away.

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When It Comes To Success, EQ Trumps IQ Every Time

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Oct 25, 2017

  When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.

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