Why network when you can attend these events?

I’ve made it no secret that I’m far from the world’s best networker. In fact, as a raging introvert, I struggle to enjoy your typical glad-handing event.  I’ll network, but, it’s not without pain. I have to plan carefully and prepare my mind. I envy those who love to network (and insist they join me…

How to turn key employee turnover into an accelerator

We were just over two months away from wrapping up our best year ever. Momentum was strong. Morale was high. And, the team I had worked so hard to fashion was humming in high performance mode. And then the shoe dropped. In late October one of my senior executives was recruited away, enticed by the…

Why is a long-term strategy

In my experience, purpose — asking why — is a long-term strategy. Unless you’re already an iconic brand (Apple), it takes more than just ‘why’ to get people to buy. Don’t forget steps two and three!