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What’s Your Be Be Do?

You know those BS statements you see wherever you go? The stupid mission statements, lame values statements, and epically unimpressive purpose statements on posters all over your company…
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How To Measure Success $20 At A Time

Do you want to know how to identify a truly successful person? It isn’t the car they drive, the title on their business cards, or the heft of their…
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Be The Leader You Wish To Follow

There is nothing more valuable to a leader than to enjoy the trust of those she leads. When our employees trust us, they will do great things to achieve the goals we set with them. When our stockholders and…
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An Overlooked Lesson From America’s Greatest Leader

“I thought then as now I had never beheld so superb a man.“ – Marquis de Lafayette What could you, a Social Age business leader, possibly learn from a man who…
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The Most Important Word In Leadership

If you had to sum up everything you believe about leadership, your core philosophy, in just one word, what word would you choose? Would you choose Accountability? Vision? Inspiration? Resolve? Those are all…
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The Future Of Work Is Pioneered By The Social CEO [VIDEO]

In the five years it took us to research A World Gone Social, nothing came as more of a delight to me personally than the emergence of the social CEO. When the leader gets the power of social, change…
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The Ultimate Question In #humanbiz [VIDEO]

“I am because we are.” Can one question transform the way people experience you as a human being? Can one question, asked in a warm and playful spirit of…
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The Wisdom In Asking Why

Want to hear something funny? I’ve never donated a cent to my alma mater, William & Mary. I’ve given a little directly to the swim team, but not to…
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Why You Should Pay Your Employees More Than You Must

I wrote the following post as a quick guide for service providers, on why they should charge handsomely for their services (assuming they can),…
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Step Into Yourself

Have you been holding yourself back? I was. For years. Once, I was the man with the plan. I knew what I wanted, where I…