There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.

Netflix’s $100Billion market-cap milestone and continued growth is reflective of good management practices. But it takes more than good management to grow a $100Billion company in 20 years, especially when the original competitors (i.e. Blockbuster) are long gone. For leaders looking to grow their business and keep customers happy, here are three ways Netflix knocks Read more about There are probably 100 billion reasons to love Netflix. Here are my three.[…]

Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?

Through my purchase and search history, businesses can recommend what to buy and activities I may be interested in doing. Similarly, social networking sites can recommend groups or people I may want to follow, connect, or friend. But at what cost? It is human nature to seek out people with similar thoughts, as it often Read more about Can differences be valued in an ultra-connected world?[…]

What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.

There have always been jobs that come and go, but it seems like the pace of job and industry turnover is only getting faster. What do you do when your career is not only changing, but your company or industry is going away? Here are three ideas when you are leading a radical job change. What do Read more about What to do when your industry (and job) are going away.[…]

Being a leader at life and work: My interview on the Heather Hans show

I was thrilled to have the change to speak with Heather Hans on her show – the Heather Hans Show (great name!).  Heather Hans is a healer of loving energy for the heart, mind, body,  and soul.  She is the most gracious, compassionate, and peaceful individual out there. We talk about leadership, being a leader in Read more about Being a leader at life and work: My interview on the Heather Hans show[…]

Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012

Last weekend I took my two sons to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. We don’t let our kids watch too much TV, but they still love Buzz Lightyear and Woody.  And who wouldn’t – spacemen and talking cowboys? Awesome! But my leadership hat came on right after intermission when the heroines of the Read more about Bye Bye Barbie: My Leadership Pledge for 2012[…]

How to Create a Professional Development Plan

It’s that time again – time for employee performance reviews, professional development planning, and perhaps even time for you to review your own career and development objectives. More often than not, leaders will jot down areas that know are their weaknesses and then identify a few classes they may take to improve those areas. But, Read more about How to Create a Professional Development Plan[…]

What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common? My delegation list.

What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common?  For me, they are all things I would gladly pay someone else to do so I can focus on what matters most to me.  Yes, call me elitist, but after spending two hours and getting 20 seeds, I will gladly pay $8 for Read more about What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common? My delegation list.[…]

Holding an Employee Idea Meeting 101

Good leaders know that listening to employees ideas and engaging them in business decisions is the one of the main ingredients to developing a motivated and innovative workforce. But before anyone walks into your employee meetings to offer suggestions, make sure you have the system and structure in place to be able to act on Read more about Holding an Employee Idea Meeting 101[…]