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Every decision we make in life is driven by story. Let that marinate for a second. Can you argue with me? When was the last time you pursued or accomplished anything in your life that wasn’t shaped by what you heard from someone else? …......

If you went to the movie theatre and everything that was playing had already been out for 6 or 8 months, what would your reaction be? Or what if you were trying to buy new patio furniture for a summer pool party you’re hosting but......

I know that making New Year’s resolutions isn’t for everybody. And I have to admit, I’m on the fence as to whether or not it’s an effective practice, and that’s mainly based on let-downs from my past when the sobering realities of life crushed my......

It seems overly simplistic to point out that poor leadership can destroy an organization or team. A ship without a sail, after all, drifts aimlessly without a clear idea as to where it’s headed. But how do some miss the mark so badly? And perhaps......

Las Vegas is fueled by humanity’s willingness to take risks – in fact, its very existence depends on it. Few visitors actually think they’re going to leave town with more money in their pocket than they arrived with. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it......

Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. If that doesn’t sum up the power of creativity,......

My autumn has been hectic. Insane, really. And boy, do my social media channels reflect it! Although the jam-packed days have provided me with a ton of positivity and inspiration, they haven’t left many moments for timelines, snaps, feeds or apps in general. I’m hesitant......

Exceptional leaders don’t just appear out of thin air. They aren’t miraculous by-products of a science experiment gone right, nor do they wake up one day and set their inner clocks to auto-inspire. The best leaders are acutely aware of their abilities to coach, influence......

Even the most well-run organizations expect their leaders to shoulder much of the load. Sometimes too much. During a recent Twitter conversation on effective management strategies, the subject of ‘leaders spreading themselves too thin’ came up and I mentioned that by delegating to my own team, I......

Spending a good chunk of my spare time in the digital universe, I’ve seen things get downright ugly between mutual connections. Whether it stems from general frustration, differences of opinion or flat out cheap shots, online beefs go from 0-to-100 real quick. Why aren’t we......

The water cooler is bone dry. Truthfully, in many offices and organizations, the water cooler is gone altogether. (You know, trying to save the planet and all.) From a blatantly literal perspective, I imagine the water cooler became a mainstay in corporate spaces to hydrate employees,......

Apps have become modern day lifelines. Consider this: in 2014, the way we do business changed forever when Internet usage on mobile exceeded desktop usage for the first time ever, with accessing content and information leading the way for reasons why. With mobility empowering the......

$4.2 billion in gambling. 30-second TV ads worth $5 million apiece. Over a billion chicken wings. Super Bowl 50 is nearly upon us…and clearly, nobody does it bigger than the NFL. While residents of the Carolinas and Denver are hyped up for their teams to......

You’re in charge now. You get to say “yes” and “no” to whatever you’d like. You decide which direction your team is going to go. Your decisions are final. But that doesn’t mean that you get to stop learning and growing as a leader! It’s......

A boss says, ‘Go!’ A leader says, ‘Let’s go! — E.M. Kelly                                                      Tell me there isn’t a huge difference......

When things are going your way in business and life, it’s easy to feel like you’ve got all the answers. But you don’t… nobody does.  Just when you think it’s all systems go and your brand is maximizing its potential, a chink in the armour......

Here’s the most obvious thing you’ll read all day: things in business – and furthermore in life – aren’t always going to go your way. Mind. Blown. Right? Sometimes, it’s the poor decision-making and a lack of understanding from the leaders you’re surrounded by that......

We’ve all been there before as leaders. Your team is firing on all cylinders; operations are like clockwork, you’ve exceeded your targets… things couldn’t be better! And then POOF! They aren’t. How do you react? Who’s to blame? What happened? Sometimes it’s difficult to know......

There are a million different things running through every hiring manager’s mind while they flip through applications during their search for new blood: “Where did they work before? How long were they there? What results did they achieve? How do they dress?” But my question......

The search is over. Hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of resumes have breached your company’s walls, countless rounds of interviews have been held, third and fourth opinions have been offered up… and you’ve finally made your decision. The new hire starts on Monday. …Fast forward three months…......

These past few weeks have been crazy. I won 1st overall at the World Yo-Yo Championships in Tokyo. Spent some time basking in my victory by the pool at the Ritz Carlton South Beach in Miami. I crossed continents and toured a vineyard in Bordeaux,......

“Unfortunately, we’ve decided to move forward with another candidate…” Cue the disappointment. Strike up the “boo-hoo” band. You didn’t get the job – and you’re pissed. Sometimes you’ll have every right to be; at other times you may have been in over your head. But no......

Hey, do me a favour and close your Inbox for a sec… Perfect! Next, hold down that ‘Power’ button and turn off your work cell… Awesome, thanks. Now for the love of all things sacred and Holy, please stop sending emails while you’re sitting down......

With a seemingly infinite number of approaches, styles and formats out there, all suited to specific industries and positions, you need to choose the resume that puts you closer to your intended result – which I presume is landing the gig of your dreams. So…......

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Boasting over 300 million members worldwide – LinkedIn has been building professional networks across the globe since 2002. Their slogan, ‘Relationships Matter,’ captures the essence of the service and reminds users......

Every once in a while, a large multi-national brand rolls out a campaign that sets the social and digital worlds on fire. High levels of engagement, coast-to-coast community building, multiple influencers involved, a ton of exposure… Applebee’s #TasteTheChange is all that and more, leading many......

*On Monday January 25th 2016, social media and the world celebrate #CMAD, which is short for Community Manager Appreciation Day. I have so many friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Snapchat who work as Community Managers, and I wanted to write something that speaks to their......

It’s harder than ever to get your foot in the door these days. Postings for entry-level positions – which in many organizations have become internships – receive thousands of applications… yes, that’s three zeroes. This means the best way for you to end up on......

LinkedIn has been building professional networks across the globe since 2002. Now, they boast over 330 million users. Their slogan, ‘Relationships Matter,’ captures the essence of the service and reminds users that the ultimate goal for everyone should be to seek relevant, meaningful connections. And to do......

 “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”                                                          ......

It doesn’t always take mass layoffs or well-publicized dysfunction to understand that organizational culture change is necessary. Some companies just don’t get it. Whether it’s in the actions they take or the words they speak, an organization’s culture makes itself known pretty quickly. You don’t need the......

I love sharks. Their sheer size and power. The elegance they show as they shoot through the water or breach during an attack on unsuspecting prey. Their tenacity to survive for over 400 million years… There’s just something remarkable about the balance they strike between......

Wait, today’s date is WHAT?! No joke: February is right around the corner, and just like that, we’re a month closer to 2017. Time really does fly. But hopefully you’ve spent the first 27 days of the New Year wisely, eliminating nasty habits from 2015......

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