Don’t Waste Money on Marketing Before You Have A Solid Business Strategy

Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on January 13th, 2017 As a business coach, entrepreneurs and executives often ask me, “Do I need a better website?” or “Should I be active on social media?” Before answering their questions, I often pose with curiosity, “What is your business strategy?” It comes as no surprise when I receive a blank […]

A Leader’s Presence

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on November 11th, 2016 This volatile election has been a traumatic experience for America, and we are still processing its impact. The floods of offensive viral material circulating the Internet are evidence. For example one video shows Pennsylvania teenagers shouting ‘white power’ in celebration of Trump’s win.  Another photo shows a truck driving around Brooksville, Florida, emblazoned […]

Three Things That Business Leaders Should Know About Industry 4.0

Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on November 1st, 2016 As a business leader, you can’t afford not to know about Industry 4.0 (defined by McKinsey as “the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector”), which will transform manufacturing in a way that impacts profit margin significantly for your business. While not many […]

From Social Media to Social Justice

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on August 30th, 2016 In a money motivated world, there is no shortage of unfortunate examples of businesses placing profit above social responsibility. When this happens, how are producers held accountable for their actions, and who is influential in the process of making change? A recent news story from […]

The Power of Intention

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on July 31st, 2016 When I am intentional, I walk with my tail bone tucked in, every step firmly on the ground. I breathe deeply from my lungs, and I smile with joy from the heart. When I am intentional, I look in your eyes, listen to your words, […]

Eight Tips For Managing The Unknown Based On Your Thinking Type

Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on June 13th, 2016 With technologies moving fast and new information coming in from all directions, the unknown is something we encounter more often in daily life. Sometimes we feel pressured to take action without any guidance. How can we ensure we are making the best decisions in a […]

The Power of Accepting Compliments

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on May 26th, 2016 Traditionally in Chinese culture, politeness and modesty are intertwined.  For example, if one gives a compliment to another, such as, “Your painting looks beautiful,” the polite reply might be, “No, no, it’s a mess. I was playing with the brush.” Responding to a compliment with […]

Hiring Can Be a Delight – Get the Right People in the Right Seat

Business leaders all share similar problems and I’ve learned through my years of coaching that hiring and retention are one of the top concerns that keep business leaders up at night. On the surface, hiring seems like a simple process: Compose a job description, interview a few folks, and find the best candidate to fill […]