Trick or Treat?

Tricks or Treats?: Halloween Lessons Every Business Should Know   Spider webs. Skeletons. Tombstones. It’s officially here. The quintessential October holiday has us carving pumpkins on our front porches, donning uproarious costumes and…learning business lessons?   Yes, it just might be that Halloween has a little something to offer besides a sugar high.   Business…

Avoid the Q4 Scaries

It’s the week before Halloween, and goblins and gargoyles aren’t what’s making me shake in my boots. What’s spookier than Halloween haunts? I’ll tell you: Q4 is down to just two months, meaning there are only two more months to get focused on finalizing goals and crossing the year-end finish line. Now that’s scary stuff.…

Go Green!

Email after email came in after my last blog on the importance of hiring “Yellows”! It seems like those of you who bring the strengths of intuition, negotiation, and inspiration to the proverbial table were elated to see your contributions noticed. In addition, I was surprised at the accompanying emails that came in – those…

How To Be Better Than Busy

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Everybody’s “busy,” but what are we really communicating to those around us when we use that word? Somewhere along the line, “busy” has become synonymous with “success.” A status symbol that indicates that we are a valuable commodity, sought after in the world. I’m just as guilty as…

Superheroes and Superstars

Superheroes and Superstars: Casting the Right Talent in Blockbusters and Business The purple arch-villain of the Marvel Avengers franchise, Thanos, stands amid a crumbling planet, his amour glistening and his gold-plated glove shimmers with infinity stones. If he snaps his fingers, half of life is obliterated in an instant. The Avengers race toward him, with…

Happy Independence Day

Freedom. Autonomy.  Liberty. Self-governance. Sovereignty. Self-determination.   These words are what our forefathers fought for.  These words are what the courageous men and women of our military and many of our fellow civilians still fight for.   They did not fight for July 4th. July 4th is simply a day chosen to represent the objective of the fight.…