New Norm

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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19Mar 2014

Whether you’re searching internal or external to your organization for the next exciting project to work on, or perhaps exploring the next job as a project management professional, pushing resumes is dead! There is so much noise in the project management space that you and your brand are simply getting lost in the noise! What […]

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12Feb 2014

I’m speaking at the MPI Northern California Chapter’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19th in San Francisco on this topic. Come join us! The fundamental function of a meeting professional must evolve. Otherwise, today’s meeting planners will go the way of the dinosaurs, and the cause of death will be roughly equivalent—a failure to adapt […]

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27Jan 2014

Several leaders I’ve spoken with recently have complained about attrition in their companies. “Where’s the loyalty?” they ask, fretting about the mobility of today’s knowledge workers. In my view, if you are complaining after they leave, you’re about two decades too late. That’s how long it has been since the old labor-and-management paradigm gave way […]

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03Dec 2013

Have you ever tried pushing a rope! Rhetorical question because it simply doesn’t work. The same thing is true for trying to persuade someone else that they need to think or lead differently – it doesn’t work. What I’ve learned in the past decade as a student of business relationships is that you have to […]

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20Nov 2013

In a connected but keep-your-distance world, how do we achieve return on impact in our strategic relationships? In my view, today’s leaders need to navigate two trends that will create disruption when they collide if not managed successfully. These trends are the open talent economy and a pervasive lack of skill in strategic relationship development. […]

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10Oct 2013

If you’ve heard me speak recently – particularly about the #NewNorm – I often talk about how stories spread value. In the last couple of years, I’ve become passionate about all things two wheels. I now own, work on, and ride several bikes and for the first time, here is a movie that captures the […]

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