Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent
25 Apr

Companies Squander Valuable Leadership Talent

If you aren’t willing to invest where you have the greatest potential for robust ROI, namely in your human capital, it’s like raising a child with tons of potential and fantastic DNA, and then not sending them to school. The money saved on textbooks and tuition may have sounded like a good idea at the […]

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Develop & Exude Top Leadership Presence Qualities
28 Jun

Develop & Exude Top Leadership Presence Qualities

Everyone knows that if you want to get to the top in today’s business world, you need genuine and consistent executive presence. But how do you define and develop it? I sometimes use the acronym PRESENCE to help convey 8 of the core traits of executive presence. Here’s a description of each of those key […]

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Are You More Afraid of Success Than Failure?
10 Jun

Are You More Afraid of Success Than Failure?

  Listen to the podcast       One of my clients shared a powerful story with me that I know will resonate with many of you. His was a wonderful experience of long-awaited success that he had been dreaming of his whole career. After working very hard to earn it, he was promoted to […]

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09 Jun

Leaders: Are You Ready to Rapidly Advance?

  The Illustra tagline is “Advancing Leaders in Record Time.” We selected it because I love to work with people who are ready to advance and increase their own success. Those are my ideal clients. They yearn to learn, stretch, and accelerate way beyond their status quo and into the thrilling growth environment that always […]

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Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions
31 Mar

Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions

  Listen to the podcast       Here are three incredible keys to career acceleration that we should all keep in the forefront of our vision and in the daily toolkit of our executive presence development. #1 PERSPECTIVE I love when I’m working with a client and gain insight into how they think and […]

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29 Jul

Shopping for the Magic Pill for Fast Promotion?

  I have watched many smart and talented people get nowhere because they spent their most critical “prime time” looking for some easy fix. But there is no cakewalk to greatness. Exit the Comfort Zone It’s easy to rationalize, “I can’t afford to hire a private coach” or “I need to wait until I have […]

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26 Sep

Executive Presence: Where grace meets gravitas

  Each of us presents ourselves a particular way. We give off a certain aura. People get an instant impression of us. How we carry ourselves, look, and speak triggers subconscious snap judgments and conscious evaluations. When that personal presentation comes across as authentic leadership it is perceived as what we call executive presence. The […]

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08 Aug

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Watch television any night of the week and you’ll be bombarded by ads for prescription sleep aids. We live in a stressful time. But much of the angst that I observe is, unfortunately, self-imposed. I meet executives all the time, for example, who want to run the company. But I have to remind them to […]

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Supercharge Your Career Destiny
10 May

Supercharge Your Career Destiny

For years I’ve been asked to write a book based on the principles of the Predictable Promotion™ System. I have been in ongoing negotiations with publishing companies, and hope to embark on authoring a full-length book in that not too distant future. But that kind of project is a full-time job, and these days I […]

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03 Apr

Improve the Return on Investments of Time

Leaders are exceptionally well-versed when it comes to the importance of budgets. You constantly study metrics and benchmarks to control profit margins, revenues, and debt. Nobody has to tell you the critical role that each of those plays in the bottom line. They also don’t need to remind you that how you deal with those […]

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