Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category

Your Company’s Soul: The secret to higher engagement, retention, and profitability

I love soul music. That eclectic blend of styles like gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz.  I love the way it gets you to move, to interact, to get up and dance. It says something. You feel something when you hear it. Recently, we’re hearing a lot about the importance of ‘soul’ to organizational success. And… Read More…

Leadership Styles: The Value of Successful Failures

Recently, it happened again. I got sucked into my umpteenth watching of the movie Apollo 13. As most people probably know, the film follows the launch and ill-fated voyage of the Apollo 13 astronauts during their 1970 attempt to land on the moon. If you’ve never experienced the film, try to. For those of you… Read More…

How to Develop A Unique Leadership Style:Leveraging Your Inner Square Peg for Success

When I was eleven years old, the Partridge Family was a staple of my Friday night television viewing and one Miss Laurie Partridge seemed to be just about the coolest a girl could be. The long silky middle parted hair, the groovy (yes, I said it, groovy) clothes, and the fact that she wailed on… Read More…

Leadership Qualities: Developing Leadership Momentum

A few months ago, I inherited temporary custody of my son’s dog Seven. He’s technically a mutt, some unknown combination of husky, shepherd, and I’m convinced, wolf. But mostly he’s just different. He’s different than any dog I’ve ever had; he’s different than any other dog in the park; and he’s different than those dog’s… Read More…

No Excuses Leadership

A message recently appeared from a friend on social media. It simply said “Dear friends, this year instead of Christmas cards I have decided to donate the funds to my school’s toy drive.” This teacher works for a school in which it would be difficult for many students to receive any gifts at all if… Read More…

Beyond The Street: The Innovative Leadership Influence of African Night

Other than an annual trip to the beaches of Rhode Island, I rarely traveled out of my Massachusetts neighborhood as a kid. We didn’t have a family car, so I only ventured as far as the city buses could take me. Then one day my world got a whole lot bigger. I was in the… Read More…

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