How to Merge Creativity and Business

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How to Merge Creativity and Business

Business is so much more than ROI and numbers. It is also about creativity and compassion. The truth is, you cannot run a successful business if you are not creative. Bringing creativity into your leadership is more than just supplying the Playdough at a company retreat.  It is about fostering innovation and allowing mistakes to […]

Four Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen

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Four Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen

I dropped out of the Ivy League to go to culinary school. This might not be so bad, except for the fact that my family is steeped in academia, with various relatives teaching at both Cornell University and Georgetown University. So you can imagine my parent’s reaction when I said I wanted to drop out […]

Get Set to Write Your Own Corporate Story

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Get Set to Write Your Own Corporate Story

It’s time for the annual company summit. Team building activities, community service projects, a delicious formal dinner, and surprising entertainment has been planned. Now it’s time to think about your keynote speech. As CEO, you take pride in recognizing those who work hard to grow your business, so you decide to focus on an important […]

The How-To’s of Corporate Storytelling

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The How-To’s of Corporate Storytelling

If you’re a leader looking to strengthen company culture, provide inspiration, and define organizational values, storytelling is the perfect modality for you. Stories engage your team members on a mental level (with charts, graphs and lists of facts), and on an emotional and spiritual level as well. In fact, the impact of storytelling isn’t arbitrary. […]

Corporate Storytelling – Learn the Science, Capture the Power, Make an Impact

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Corporate Storytelling – Learn the Science, Capture the Power, Make an Impact

The Book Thief, a film directed by John Lee Hancock, mesmerized me from the start. The story recounts how words and books transformed Liesel’s world during and after the horrors of WWII. I am known for being unable to sit still for more than 45 minutes, yet this story kept me spellbound until the lights […]

It’s Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

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It’s Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

I have a secret to tell you: I LOVE storytelling nights. It’s like glimpsing eight different worlds in the span of a few hours, leaving me with memories, laughs, lingering questions and tears. The power of storytellers sharing their lives with the audience cannot be underestimated. The same power can be brought to your business […]

Generational Differences and Demographic Shifts in the Workplace Require Adaptation: Anne Loehr on Public Speaking Tour

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Generational Differences and Demographic Shifts in the Workplace Require Adaptation: Anne Loehr on Public Speaking Tour

May kept me on the road, traveling from St. Louis to Southern California to Boston in just the first eight days! What’s thrilling about these speaking engagements is the opportunity to help organizations navigate multi-generational communication challenges – from financial services firms who aim to retain client assets across generations to leaders as they begin […]

Leadership in the Zone – How to Fully Engage Spiritually

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Leadership in the Zone – How to Fully Engage Spiritually

In order to live and lead the life you want, managing energy, not just time, is key. Yet energy extends far beyond physical stamina. Along with the physical, there is also emotional, mental and spiritual energy. All four aspects of your personal energy can be cultivated in order to enhance your leadership and life. In […]

Leadership in the Zone – How to Fully Engage Mentally

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Leadership in the Zone – How to Fully Engage Mentally

Being a fully engaged leader takes focus on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our lives. As you saw in my last posts, I do well with the physical aspects. However, I’d give myself a B on the mental aspect; I can be easily distracted at times, especially when procrastinating on a project. […]

Case Study: Executive Coaching — How to Lead a Team To Scale Quickly

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Case Study: Executive Coaching — How to Lead a Team To Scale Quickly

A company with an annual revenue of $2 million wanted to scale quickly while adding a new product. Challenges to Address A tech company CEO wanted to increase his ability to lead a team that would execute to the next level of growth. He wanted to: Improve his leadership presence with the team and Board. […]