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Berkshire Hathaway held another incredibly successful annual Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha last week; that prompted writer William Green to post on LinkedIn his ten all-time favorite insights from Warren Buffett. I submit that each of these quotes from the brilliant investor offer supremely valuable advice regarding the investments we all should make in our strategic […]

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Give the academic landscape a quick glance and you will realize: The global learning and development space is evolving at an accelerated rate. From Western Governors University’s unprecedented online graduation rates, to forward-thinking business models like LinkedIn’s purchase of Lynda.com, to the academic institutions now using MOOCs to bring a world-class education to anyone, anywhere, […]

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I’ve been working with 16 executives on behalf of InfoComm, the industry association that represents the professional audio visual and information communications industries, taking them through a nine-month program to develop innovation in their businesses. This program encompasses four face-to-face sessions and five web meetings. As I write this I’m in New York City preparing […]

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It happened TWICE this past week: executives I haven’t heard from in YEARS suddenly reach out from nowhere to “catch up!” “I met you when you were just starting your business, which has certainly taken off,” wrote one in an email. (She’s referring to an encounter 13 years ago.) “Congratulations! I wanted to talk with […]

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Coaching and mentoring business relationship success are activities fundamentally based in driving personal and professional growth. Mentees might be focused on performing their best in their current role or aspiring to reach the next role. In either case, the focus is on increasing an individual’s capacity to identify, nurture and capitalize on their relationships by […]

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Lessons in leadership come from surprising directions. I’m impressed with what I’ve learned about the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a group that has engaged me to speak at their Emerging Leaders conference this month in Miami, FL. Fundamentally, we are all doing business in a membership economy, where sellers provoke and sustain loyalty by […]

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