The Connection Between Reflection & Relevance

  • 2019-08-20

It’s a disturbing trend.   One that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. From what I can tell, the vast majority of companies and organizations are worshipping blindly at a church called the Sacred Heart of Execution & Measurement; often at the expense of vision and common sense.


Still Wild About Harry

  • 2019-08-06

Harry spent nearly 30 years giving voice to Chicago hopes and dreams. More often than not, those dreams were dashed, but each spring Harry kept hope alive; pumping the Windy City faithful with his trademark unabashed exuberance and unbridled, optimistic energy.


How Far Will You Go to Fight For Your Rights?

  • 2019-07-23

For centuries, musicians have used the power of song to buck the system and thumb their nose at the establishment.   During the medieval and Renaissance eras, jesters and minstrels employed by monarchs would entertain at court with music, jokes and storytelling; often mocking the king.


Leadership and the Empathy Equation

  • 2019-07-09

21st century leaders readily agree it’s a supreme asset to surround yourself with people who are loyal, hard-working and responsive to change.


Will You Embrace Your 'Weird'?

  • 2019-06-25

After meeting more than a year ago in the online world, I finally got to meet them in person last month at the scene of the crime in ‘Canada’s Most Notorious City’.


Five Things Marketing Can't Fix

  • 2019-05-27

It’s one thing to read about a great company and how it positions itself as best in class. It’s another thing entirely to be on the receiving end of that experience.


What's Your Origin Story?

  • 2019-05-14

You are likely familiar with the phrase, “in order to get to where you are going, you need to know where you came from”. It’s a phrase that has significant implications for anyone serious about building a business, brand or career of significance.


Creating Championship Cultures

  • 2019-04-30

You’ve likely heard this before. To get everyone pulling on the same rope, high-end, high-functioning organizations place a huge emphasis on leadership and culture. Sounds simple enough.


What's Your Knockout Story?

  • 2019-04-15

Many years ago, a 12 year old boy had his bicycle stolen. He ran into a police officer and told him, if he ever caught that thief, he was gonna give him a whupping.


What is a Big Little Legend?

  • 2019-04-02

How do you define a “legend”? What qualifies someone or something to be described as “legendary”? Are there specific qualities or attributes necessary that articulate how some person, place, event or object takes on a larger-than-life stature?