Can Self-Awareness Make You a Better Leader?

Daniel Goleman, coiner of the term emotional intelligence, and his writing partner Richard J Davidson, a pioneer in the field of contemplative neuroscience, have written a new book. Though Goleman is fairly well known as an expert in leadership, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body is not a business book per se. […] See More

September 25, 2017

Big Data Can Save You From Extinction

The term Big Data conjures images of a monolithic, all-knowing, and possibly sinister entity. It follows you around on the internet, knows your birthday and shoe size. It’s associated with huge data breaches and data-enhanced “fake news” targeting.  No wonder many small business owners think of big data as unwieldy and out of reach. Despite […] See More

September 18, 2017

It’s Hard Out Here For a CMO

Few roles in business are as fraught with uncertainty as that of the Chief Marketing Officer—so much so that the Harvard Business Review’s summer issue had five articles on the topic of “The Trouble With CMOs.” If you’re in marketing, read the whole issue for the equivalent of a college credit. The first article, “Why […] See More

September 11, 2017

For Marketers, Augmented Reality is THE Reality

Ready or not, if you are in marketing, augmented reality is now a player in your game. In the last couple of months, it seems like articles on AR in advertising are everywhere. AdWeek’s Facebook and Apple Are About to Take AR Mainstream. Here’s How Marketers Are Gearing Up stresses the importance of getting into AR now […] See More

September 2, 2017

Once Upon a Brand … Like Right Now!

Marketing professionals have always known the importance of storytelling. Earlier this summer, “What Richard Branson and Phil Knight Teach Us About Brand Storytelling” in Inc.com ends with an assertion: I met Chief Storytelling Officers at Accenture, Microsoft, Google, SAP and Salesforce. These companies are hiring or designing individuals as Chief Storytelling Officers because stories educate, […] See More

August 27, 2017

Help For the Shiny-Object-Syndrome Afflicted Leader

High-performance leaders and entrepreneurs often have a kind of unbridled optimism about what can be accomplished. Entrepreneurs also have a tendency to be distractible, always chasing the next shiny object. This can erode our ability to get things done. Status-quo-phobia, the fear of things not changing, makes most entrepreneurs and many leaders pretty anxious when […] See More

August 21, 2017