Business Relationships

30Apr 2015

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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02Apr 2015

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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09Feb 2015

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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23Dec 2014

I received this note today and it filled my cup! This is why I love my job, focus on #RelationshipEconomics and working with great clients, who often become friends. Beyond the financial rewards, making a difference in the lives of others, matters! I’m reminded of a quote by Steve Jobs: “The only way to do […]

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28Oct 2014

Few will argue with the notion that many traditional roles are evolving at an accelerated rate! Individual contributors, teams and offices are increasingly being asked to serve as business strategist, change management specialist, human capital coaches and mentors, cross-function and cross-boarder experts, and disruptive technology innovators. Often without the knowledge, skills, or the appropriate resources! […]

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22Sep 2014

If there were “bat signal” for strategic relationships, like the one Commissioner Gordon would use to summon Batman, Larry Ellison could flash it at the sky tonight. If there were such a thing, the relationships Ellison needs to master his exit from Oracle’s CEO role—as well as the ones Oracle needs to make a smooth […]

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