Ralph Lauren Astutely Uses Emotions to Build Brand

December 10, 2019

Congrats on the 50 year anniversary of the Ralph Lauren brand! Why Ralph Lauren Brand Matters We’re talking about an American icon here. Ralph Lauren opened for business in 1968. Today it’s a global fashion leader, despite its founder’s clear articulation of an anti-fashion philosophy. Consider that nearly half of all businesses fail within five years. […]


Creative Tribe Building

November 18, 2019

We human beings are meant to live in community. The novelty is that today, technology allows us to construct our tribe, rather than being born into some caste with all its limitations.  Hopefully, your family is at the center of your tribe and you build it out from there. It can feel a bit like sewing […]


Communicating Change

October 19, 2019

How to Talk About Change I find it curious that people ask me if I work with “change management”. I used to reply “no,” then I realized I was wrong, wrong wrong. Change is omnipresent and that’s the reason people hire me as a coach or invest in a communication skills workshop…in case you were […]


7 Boardroom Ready Conversation Starters

September 23, 2019

No matter what your place in the organization, it’s good be boardroom ready. That means ready to hold your own in a conversation with senior leaders in your company and elsewhere. The first time I taught a group of big-company (this was a major airline) head honchos I was quite surprised with how informal they […]


Add Value To Amplify Your Visibility

August 19, 2019

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people to get what they want.” Zig Ziglar The math is simple: #1.   Merely doing the work = getting more work to do while others get (or take) the credit. #2.   Getting recognition = getting promoted/hired away. Getting recognition doesn’t […]