Leader; Conductor; Facilitator

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Leadership is about possibility.  Leaders unleash possibility as they unleash human potential; theirs and others. Ben and Rosumand Zander's book,  The Art of Possibility inspired me years ago and is a book I return to often. Ben Zander is a transformational leader.  Transformation.  Leadership is about transforming ourselves and others. Leading. I've learned albeit the […]

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Inspired by Daniel Pink's Ted Talk  I am committing 4 posts to a discussion about what it would take for us leaders  to lead a RESULTS REVOLUTION.  I want to help support the  Leadership Results Revolution, Pink's work incites.  Sometimes, as Pink points out assumptions and human behavior are contrary to truth and reality. Sometimes human […]

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Want to have a RESULTS REVOLUTION: Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose

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Results Revolution: Daniel Pink on Human Motivation Have you read Daniel Pink's books? Listened to his Ted Talks and Oprah Interviews? His book A Whole New Mind was one of my top business reads last year. Oh you remember when he was writing Al Gore's speeches? Well, the world is better off now that he […]

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What are you paying attention to?

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Our Attention shapes life and business.   The form, intent, content of our lives and ventures are dependent on  what we attend to – how we use our attention. I was back reviewing a book I love, FLow; the psychology of optimal experience last night and this morning I'm musing over the power of attention. […]

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Super Freakonomics Lesson #4: You can’t find the answer if you don’t ASK!

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Super Freakonomics Lesson #4: Life and Economics are alot alike; You can't find the answer if you don't ask the question! I love  the tag line for the book Super Freakonomics; 'the hidden side of everything.' I have a very wise friend who always reminds me, "you don't know what you don't know."  True. I don't know what […]

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Have you upgraded from ROI to LROI?


I love the Mashable blog. The other day I was reading an interesting post about social media and ROI and I couldn’t help but smile. ROI seems so web 1.0 to me. As I read the article, I found myself inserting ‘LROI’ everytime the author mentioned ROI, that’s when I knew it was time to […]

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Failure or Success: You Decide


I often talk about the front side and the back side of an entrepreneur's resume/bio. The back side of your life, resume is the side most of us are least comfortable letting other people see or know. Most of us spend our life presenting the 'front side,' our best side, the successes and home runs of […]

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Big Ideas Inspire

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Big Ideas Inspire Tribes, Movements, Communities and yes clients… I love  Seth Godin. In the marketing sense of the word I mean. I love his ability to simplify things us business types have a tendency to get in a wad over.  Some of you may be saying. She should really create her own videos; you know if […]

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Business Success: Timing and People

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On the last evening of the Reinvention Forum I invited John Song, serial entrepreneur, founder of 7 ventures and current founder ofLift9to share his story. John is an exceptionally humble man who I met a few months ago at a Bellevue tweetup. Since then I've been following him on Twitter and reading his blog.  During our first conversation and again […]

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