Anyone can be a teacher, even a class full of fourth graders. I was ecstatic to talk to my son’s class about what an Innovation Consultant at IBM does. After clarifying that IBM does not make XBOX or Nintendo, I had the students do some fun activities focused on innovation and change. And then the… Continue reading The Power of “Yet”
Adam Sandler absolutely rocked it in Detroit, MI with “100% Fresher”. All new material and more than just jokes. It included stories, songs, fun with the audience and even a sing-a-long! Completely fresh material as promised. While I thoroughly enjoyed the show, I couldn’t help but be reminded of key leadership traits to share: Authenticity:… Continue reading What can comedian Adam Sandler teach us about leadership? A lot, actually!
I thought long and hard about you. Busy. Overwhelmed with information. I even did a little Design Thinking persona on what you might be thinking and feeling. With that in mind, I came up with three reasons why you might consider purchasing my book, and guess what? They are about you! Reason Number Three: Stories… Continue reading It’s not me. It’s you!
Transformation is hard work. It’s change and people are creatures of habit. Think of any routine people strive to break. Losing weight. Biting Nails. Exercise more routinely. Heck, we highlight these changes in the annual ritual of New Years' Resolutions. Resolutions that barely turn around and sustain. This might seem daunting, dismal and sometimes just… Continue reading What Drives You?
I remember participating in my first huddle. In the true sense of “practicing what we preach,” our lean team decided to huddle around certain metrics for our work. At the time, we chose to track event preparation and agreed on a stretch goal. This is what we always did in lean events. Shoot for the… Continue reading “Red” is beautiful
If you had asked me a year ago that I would be requesting a proof of my book, I would have told you, “you’re crazy!” And yet here I am, staring at the laptop with a picture of my book, Inspiring Bold, staring back at me. My finger presses the “enter” button and… Continue reading “Proof” That Dreams Come True