Avoiding irrelevance

“For anyone in business, the rapid cycling of their valued products into generic stuff is a dark and constant fear.” – Kevin Roberts One of the reasons why many firms are shifting from a [...]

Runaway mind

At any moment, you find yourself thinking the worst of someone or some situation. It’s one of the most frequent things we do; spend time thinking negative thoughts about someone or something, [...]

Positive vs negative

How you think about something will often play a big role in how you go into it and how you respond. Maybe it’s a new team, a new management structure or organization. The intent we have going [...]

Mindful leaders

The simplest definition of mindful is to be conscious or aware of something. The world is lacking mindful leaders. There are various ways we might all define being mindful. While the immediate [...]

How we think matters

It’s hard to consistently stay optimistic, especially when you’re going through a specific change or set of circumstances that are not as favorable as you expected or desired. I recently came [...]

The IKEA effect

One of the things that services like LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook do well is creating a place where people can input pieces of themselves. You can create a living online resume or develop a [...]

Customer intimacy

It’s likely you’ve read the HBR article from 1993, Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines. If you haven’t, you must. It does a great job outlining the three main tenets of building a great [...]

Incremental planning

Lincoln famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The whole idea of properly planning and preparing isn’t a new concept. We all [...]