The Sum Of All My Years. Broken Hearts Never Pass.

My beautiful and wonderful sister, Karen, passed eight years ago. This is a difficult time for me. Spring is here, my favorite season. Another year has passed into eternity for her. And another year gone in the countdown that began for me in 1960. Karen’s soul had no presence. Except when it was gone. And it […]

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Reflections on September 12, 2001

Post originally posted on The Good Men Project, September 12, 2016 The heroic actions taken by so many to help, save and comfort others. Our collective loss. Describing the events of that day is difficult and emotional. I remember it was a beautiful day with bright blue skies and not a cloud for as far […]

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The Ultimate Career Irony: When You’re at Your Best, It’s Easy to be Forgotten.

I have worked in many places. Big companies, small companies, some thriving and some failing. Start-ups, turnarounds and places on cruise control. Years ago I worked in a business where my predecessors had gone on to commit career suicide, their graves scattered across the corporate minefield that is technology. Driving a company and millions of […]

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Here Is The Here Here

Popular now is the saying “There is no there there.” According to Stackexchange: The original is from Gertrude Stein in a quote about her birthplace, Oakland CA. The meaning of the entire sentence is that she didn’t find a sense of place, a center, or anything substantial or important enough to warrant calling the town […]

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How A Toxic Culture Can Kill Your Company

A toxin is a form of poison created by, amongst other things, human beings. Toxic can describe the culture of a company too. I once worked at a company whose culture was so bad that……sounds like a I am putting a Henny Youngman one-liner on a tee, doesn’t it? We hear about it all the […]

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Key Elements of Successful Companies

I have been a senior-level executive at five companies over the past couple of decades. They have ranged from a couple of hundred people to 30,000. The management teams I was a part of ranged from dysfunctional to high performing. For those that were high performing, I have found the following consistencies. Leadership Each senior […]

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My Interview with Nazareth Qarbozian

This interview ran on LinkedIn last week. Naz interviewed me about how where I see sales in the future. As you know, Sales is now a primary aspect in any business large or small. My first question is how will Sales change in 5 years’ time? Sales will continue to become harder over the next […]

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