Month: April 2013

The Five New Faces of Leadership

In the context of seemingly endless challenges, many of us have paused to reassess what it really takes to win.  What attributes will we need to overcome the strong headwinds of this hyper-competitive business storm? We certainly know that the models of the past won’t cut it. To seize our full potential  – in both […]

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Why Not Choose Fabulous?

When bugging my fiancée, Tia, about what she wanted to do next weekend, she jokingly jabbed back with a line that struck me: “I just want to be fabulous,” she beamed. Although her response was meant to be playful and not taken seriously, her simple words could not have rung more true.  Dictionary definitions for ‘fabulous’ profess a […]

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User Friendly Leadership

A website is considered user-friendly if it is simple and painless to explore.  Ergonomics engineers study human-machine interactions to ensure that cars and other manufactured products provide an enjoyable experience in addition to their core function.  Consumer Reports ranks dishwashers and flat screen TV’s alike based on their level of user-friendliness. Twenty years ago, this concept was […]

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Effort vs. Results

Imagine that a loved one is on the operating table in a life-or-death situation.  You and your family gather in the waiting room waiting with baited breath for the doctor to communicate the results of this life-saving procedure. When the surgeon finally arrives, you don’t want to hear about how hard she and her team labored.  You don’t want to hear that she “gave […]

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