Boundary Spanning – The Critical Leadership Tool

What do you know about the term “Boundary Spanning”?  Is this the new buzzword or leadership flavor of the month? Let’s look at what the term actually means and then I believe you will see my fascination and agree that it is… read more

Executive Edge. What is it exactly?

We ask thousands of people a year and get a variety of answers— what sets you apart? Is it your presence, the way you carry yourself? What gives you the edge over someone else? When we ask people to describe exactly what… read more

What To Do When Everyone at Work is Out For Themselves

Featured Article in Fast Company: BY KIM ZOLLER AND KERRY PRESTON When a group of ambitious workers come together, there are bound to be some ulterior motives and hidden agendas. Here’s how to deal. If other people are affecting how we manage ourselves to the… read more

Dealing with Personality Stallers — Ours and Others

If other people are affecting how we manage ourselves to the point where it is affecting our Executive Edge, then we’d better learn to manage behaviors that are hard to deal with in our workplace. It would be wonderful if everyone were… read more

Your Next Big Idea

Organizations do not innovate, people do. Organizations that produce yearly innovations are not hiring differently, they are managing differently. 1.  Communicating Ideation Communication is the basic building block of innovation. Properly sharing your ideas with colleagues will spark discussion, exchange thoughts, and… read more

Keys to Using Your Verbal Influence

How do you become an influencer? It all starts with communication; in meetings, one-on-one conversations, conflicting moments or just building a relationship. Successful communication depends on our ability to use “verbal influence”, which will decrease stress and allow us to accomplish more…. read more


by DRAKE BAER If you’ve ever spent time with human beings, you probably know that it’s impossible to change their minds. So what if someone’s life is on the line? Then you call in somebody like Chris Voss, who was once the… read more

Course Spotlight: Maximizing Your Strengths

Overview Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them they look at you with a blank stare or they respond in terms of subject… read more