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When Being Paranoid Can be Good Thing …

… In Business. We are always amazed about our good fortune and privilege to interview magnificent leaders in all walks of life! Our interview with Paolo Vianson, CEO of Durendal and managing partner of a venture capital firm, was no exception.  Within a two-week period, we have interviewed two global leaders that have tapped three Read More

Lee Benson

Leading & Tapping into the ‘X Factor’

Tapping into the X Factor – The Human Component of the Business I had the great privilege of interviewing Lee Benson, the majority stakeholder of Able Engineering & Component.  Lee just recently sold his business, and now his beloved organization is Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Company.  Congratulations, Lee and team! Over the past three Read More

Phil Norman

Aligning Your Soul to the Role

A Cultural Perspective:  The Best of the Best like to Hang with the Best of the Best … We had the honor of interviewing Phil Norman, Chief People Officer of Canyon Ranch. Since 1979, Canyon Ranch is one of the world’s recognized leaders in healthy living and luxury spa vacations, with destination spa resorts and Read More

Brian Foster

Can I Win with You? A Leader’s Strategy

It’s Not the Size of Your Business – It’s the Right Size of Your Leadership Team! So many times when we think of leadership we see the same mental pictures – mega organizations, leading companies, managing resources, building teams, and executing effectively. What if there was another component to success – those critical components necessary Read More

Mayor Carlat

Politics and Principled Leadership Do Exist!

Mayor Carlat Proves Politics and Principled Leadership Do Exist.  In today’s political climate it was simply an honor to have as our guest The Honorable Cathy Carlat, Mayor of City of Peoria Arizona.  You don’t have to take my word for it – just visit Peoria’s City Hall.  Without question, simply listen to what its Read More

erik olsson

Unwavering Leadership Driving Success

Erik Olsson – A Profile of Unwavering Leadership, Inspiring and Driving Success by Challenging the Status Quo Do you what Sweden, Brazil and the U.S. markets have in common?  The successful leadership of Erik Olsson, Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Mini, Inc.  Erik’s global success in private and public companies has been built on the Read More

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Fascinating Authentic Leadership

Life brings you the occasional opportunity to meet the most fascinating people.  Individuals, have a unique ability to draw you in with their storytelling to the point that they are able to transport you to another place at another time.  This week’s guest, Melissa “Mel” Sanderson, Vice President, International Affairs at Freeport McMoRan Copper & Read More


Why Culture Should Be Your Strategy

The research around the people side of the business is finally catching up with the courageous beliefs that a few leaders have been living out from the very beginning. People are not robots and do not show up day in and day out for the sole purpose of making money.  Don’t get me wrong, we Read More


Leadership Fingerprints & Positive Organizational Influence

What does studying Russian have in common with corporate HR? The answer is quite simple, Nicole Enright, Avnet’s Vice President of Human Resources. Like many young leaders, Nicole had a plan and a career direction that was solid and sound.  Like so many great leaders, she made herself available to opportunities, even when they didn’t Read More

chuck warshaver

Warrior Leader – $10 Million in 2 Years!

What can an angry warrior leader accomplish in such a short amount of time?   If you are referring to Chuck Warshaver – the answer is ‘$0 to $10 million in only 2 years!‘ The role of the CEO and/or senior executive within a start-up, small business, Fortune 100, or non-profit comes with unique nuances.  Read More