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  • Quieting Your Monkey Mind

    By Kevin on March 29, 2020 in Uncategorized
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    I’m usually very stoic and emotionally strong, but my Monkey-Mind has been out of control lately.   We often feel stress, worry, anger or other negative emotions all from some kind of fear. It’s not our fault, the amygdala part of our brain overdeveloped to protect us from saber-tooth...

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  • My Theme for 2020: A Life in a Day

    By Kevin on January 8, 2020 in Uncategorized
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    I used to believe “live every day as if it were your last.” But if today was my last day, I’d eat cheese fries for eight straight hours and give all my money away. Tomorrow would be painful. I used to have a big annual goal, which worked great...

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  • 19 Things I Learned (or Relearned) in 2019

    By Kevin on December 26, 2019 in Uncategorized
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    Well, some years you win, others you learn. 2019 was a learning year. 🙂 More important to me than New Year’s resolutions is to take an hour or two to scroll through my calendar from the previous year and to recall things that went well, things that didn’t, and...

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  • Leadership Development Programs

    By Kevin on April 11, 2019 in Uncategorized
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    What are the key elements of a leadership development program for new leaders?

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  • Great Leaders is available now!

    By Kevin on April 2, 2019 in Uncategorized
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    Today is the day! After three years of research, writing, and delays from the publisher, Great Leaders Have No Rules is available now. The book is available in print and ebook (and audiobook should be available by the end of the week). Click here: Order your copy now. It’s...

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  • Leadership Nudges

    By Kevin on March 24, 2019 in Uncategorized
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    What if our managers don’t need more content, but rather more support applying the stuff they’ve already learned? I finally had a chance to write a long article for the LEADx blog about leadership nudges. Behavioral nudge theory, from Dr. Richard Thaler, has been shown to dramatically change behaviors–and...

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  • The Single Most Powerful Word in Marketing

    By Kevin on November 14, 2018 in Marketing, Sales
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    Can a single word generate a 7x increase in sales in one year? It was in 2004 when I met a pharmaceutical brand director (I’ll call him Dave) who was credited with turning around the sales of a new cholesterol drug. His company had launched the product with high...

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  • 7 Things I Learned From Building An AI Chatbot For Leadership Development

    By Kevin on October 22, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, leadership
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    My mission is to spark 100 million leaders in the next 10 years. That’s a lot of people. How can I possibly reach so many people in so little time? More specifically, how can we train that many people in that amount of time? AI For Training And Development The answer: artificial...

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  • Create Your Own Leadership User Manual

    By Kevin on September 28, 2018 in leadership
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    I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.” The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected...

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  • Wash away

    By Kevin on June 8, 2018 in Uncategorized
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    Last night celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain killed himself. Three days ago fashion designer Kate Spade killed herself. These celebrity suicides cause us to recall Robin Williams suicide four years ago. Celebrity suicides seem to hit us–and certainly make headlines–far more than the “other” 50,000 suicides that happen in America...

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