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Angel Investing as a Path to Serving on Boards

Angel Investing as a Path to Serving on Boards “When we do an investment, we always ask, ‘Can we affect the outcome? When buying a company, can we have an impact?’ That’s a different style of investing than a passive investor in the stock market. To me, that’s how you’re taking the risk out of … Read more

Building Cross-Generational Loyalty in the Workplace

“When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage, when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and, yes, growth.” – Patrick Lencioni Is loyalty still relevant in a business world where most people move from company … Read more

An Unexpected Growth Strategy: Collaboration

An Unexpected Growth Strategy: Collaboration “When you step into an intersection of fields, disciplines, or cultures, you can combine existing concepts into a large number of extraordinary ideas.” – Frans Johansson A winning strategy for business often overlooked is collaboration. Recently, it became evident while meeting with a Board Developer client that there was a potential … Read more

Diversity in Leadership

Diversity in Leadership “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” -Tim Berners-Lee While diversity is a core value in corporate America, too often, leaders are afraid of diverse perspectives. Surrounding oneself with like-minded professionals is easy. However, trusting diversity develops a better leader and a stronger organization. A wide range … Read more

Confidentiality: the cornerstone

“Confidentiality is an ancient and well-warranted social value.” -Kay Redfield Jamison Innately, people like to kiss and tell. People like to tell stories; they like to share gossip and information about others and themselves. In a progressively globalized world bound together by communication, confidentiality is even more important than ever before both professionally and personally. Wrongfully … Read more

Being Deliberate

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“Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.” -Bill Frist Many young adults seem disenchanted by the idea of going to college and earning a degree. There is a struggle to reconcile the notion that creativity and talent cannot be taught within a classroom to the expectation of attaining a college degree as a step towards … Read more

The TOUCH Principle

In a world filled with quick fixes and instant gratifications, it is easy to get lost amongst the jargon of effective leadership. I cannot tell you how many blog posts I have come across that are titled: Six Steps to Improve Your Leadership, Ten Bullet Points to a Better Life or Three Habits for Effective Leadership. Amidst the … Read more