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What Does Leadership Have To Do With Framing A Vision of the Future?

The mid-seventies motion picture All The President’s Men popularized the counsel offered by Deep Throat — Follow the Money.  This was the key to understanding the issues relevant to the Watergate scandal. Questions about the events surrounding the 1972 U.S. Presidential election — who was behind the break-in at the Watergate…and why — made for compelling news coverage. For … Continue Reading

How To Deliver Value To Your Network — Even In Uncertain Times

I was struck by the idea shared by David Ackert on his blog last week, and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. We spend considerable time and space exploring tactics for effective business development, and frequently note that — when it comes to professional service practice development — relationship is the name … Continue Reading

We Might As Well Be Speaking A Foreign Language

When it comes to the challenges of communicating — telling a story, marketing a practice, stating a case — old dogs often wear blinders. Our attempts at conveying a message stem from our personal understanding or experience, utilize the language we’ve always used. Understandable. After all, we talk about what we care about, and use … Continue Reading

The Pursuit of Better Conversations: A Thanksgiving Perspective

There are a few things that are either black or white. But very few. Most of the time almost everything is defined based on perspective. Thursday many  in the United States will enjoy a holiday tradition that has come to combine turkey and the National Football League. We’ll argue the blurry line between solid defense and pass interference. … Continue Reading

Want To Predict The Future? Follow The Vision

The mid-seventies motion picture All The President’s Men popularized the phrase follow the money. In the dramatization of the political scandal that became known as Watergate, the informant referred to as Deep Throat offered this phrase as the key to identifying those responsible for the dirty trick. Questions about the events surrounding the 1972 U.S. … Continue Reading

A CEO’s Formula For Progress In a Changing Marketplace

“Move more. Assume less.” This was the response of a CEO friend when asked about his success in turning around a consulting firm on the brink of extinction twenty-two months earlier. Don was retiring, and he was reflective. “In the early days we were determined to meet the market at its point of need. That … Continue Reading

The Currency of Communication

Volume can be misleading. Increasing the decibel level is no guarantee a message will be heard. Exercising the loudest voice in the room doesn’t equate to connecting with anyone. Bigger and louder — shake-the-ground-you-stand-on-boom notwithstanding — doesn’t ensure anything will resonate. And siren call aside, the same is true for even the most seductive distribution … Continue Reading

A Few Thoughts on Thankfulness

Thankfulness is a decision. It is borne of perspective that transcends personal experience, and resists seeing life through a built-in-ever-present corrective lens. Thankfulness has no agenda. It is poured out in response to an awareness of what constitutes true richness. It is not a day. Or a season. It cannot be measured, and it does not … Continue Reading
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