Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-term Resilience

“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  —   William Shakespeare, Hamlet  One of the biggest lessons I had to learn as a leader was the value of redundancy. For your people to know what you want, you’re gonna have to keep saying it over and over again. Every time I […]

The Wellness Triangle: 3 Steps to Sustainable Leadership

As leaders, people entrust us with their most valuable asset — their time — so it is incumbent on all of us in positions of authority and influence to step up to the task and take care of them. That starts by learning how to take care of yourself. What does being well mean? First, […]

The Top 3 Things Companies Can Do to Stop Workplace Bullying & Toxic Behavior

Toxic behavior, including bullying, is rampant in the workplace—with nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers experiencing it and 19 % witnessing it.1  It’s also a major force behind the ongoing Great Resignation.2  A survey by FlexJobs found that people who have resigned over the past six month cited “toxic company culture” as their number one reason for […]

7 Ways to Create a Security Culture at Work

The topic of security culture is mysterious and confusing to most leaders. But it doesn’t have to be. Perry Carpenter and Kai Roer, two veteran cybersecurity strategists deliver experience-driven, actionable insights into how to transform your organization’s security culture and reduce human risk at every level.  The security industry has struggled to define security culture […]

The American Workplace is Broken — Here’s How Entrepreneurs Can Help Fix It

Entrepreneurs should stop blaming their problems on The Great Resignation, the pandemic or other disruptions. If they’d look closely into their organizations, they’d realize their issues started long before COVID. Let’s face it, the modern workplace is a dumpster fire. It’s no wonder a recent report found a whopping 72% of CEOs are worried about […]

How to Think Big and Create World-Changing Ideas

Why has the flow of big, world-changing ideas slowed down? In his new book, Human Frontiers, Michael Bhaskar explains the importance of understanding every aspect of big ideas: their origins, their role in societal progress, and how we can make more of them. 1. Disrupt Peoples’ Worldview There are such things as big ideas, as […]

Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Most people follow at least some ethical rules in their daily lives. (The small percentage of individuals who do not are called psychopaths) The world of business, however, presents some unique issues, which is why they have evolved as a specialized field of ethics. One of those unique issues is the sheer size and frequency […]

How Many Dreams Should You Have For Your Future?

There are benefits to having one big dream and thinking day and night about how to make it come true, but there are also several significant risks. During the Dreamer stage, you are too young to limit yourself to one dream that may or may not work. In your first 18 years, I encourage you […]

How to Reverse the Degradation of Emotional Intelligence in America

Everywhere we look, we find evidence that our country is becoming less emotionally intelligent. Log onto any social media site or watch the news to witness this degradation. The attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, as well as the yearlong unrest by Black Lives Matter and Antifa, are prime demonstrations of how far […]

What Is the Golden Rule of Entrepreneurship?

Oxfam’s annual updates on wealth concentration have become more and more concerning. In 2019, it was revealed that the 26 richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the planet’s population. This information is so unbelievable it can only lead to more questions. What will […]