In my work with nonprofits, I am frequently tasked with figuring out why member engagement is lower than expected by the organization.  The executives tell me about what is being done to entice members to join or renew their memberships, which demographic is now identi...


Some entrepreneurs create products and services that they would personally like to use and then assume that their prospects and customers will feel exactly the same way about these creations.  If the critical response to the new product doesn’t match expectations, the...

April 23, 2015


Engagement can be defined in a number of ways.  We can be engaged to be married or we can commit to attending an event or a meeting (an engagement).  We can even engage by participating in a disagreement or a battle (engaging the enemy).  The common thread is that each...

There is a concept in French which is called "Noblesse oblige". It means, roughly, that wealth, power and prestige go hand-in-hand with certain social responsibilities – in other words, with privilege comes duty. It is a privilege when we have the opportunity to lead a...

Executive business coaches and business consultants provide two distinctly different benefits for the executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and leadership teams.


Consultants are normally hired for one of two reasons: either as a means of "outsourcing" specific funct...

February 10, 2015

What is the most significant predictor of great leadership?


Many leadership experts have asked and addressed the question: are leaders born or made? Our perspective—based on 20 plus years of experience—is that the best single predictor of great leadership is the commitm...

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Is Supplier Diversity an Effective Tool for Business Growth?

September 6, 2019

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