The Marketing Secret From ‘Beauty And The Beast’

What if I told you Beauty and the Beast contains a powerful, yet surprising marketing strategy you can use to effectively engage more customers for your business? Beauty and the Beast was a smash hit in 2017. This remake of the beloved 1991 Disney animated film grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, putting it at No. 8 on the all-time global …

How Apple Teaches The Importance of Silence

The presidential election is coming to a close. Finally. We’ve been in a particular negative election season. Most trending stories on the news broadcasts and social media focus on it, and most of the conversation, particularly online, is angry and divisive. Politics in this country is an incredibly sophisticated machine, and this year is no exception. Campaigns work hard to …

#FeedbackFriday: How To Identify 4 Patterns In Your Team

This is the third piece of the #FeedbackFriday series. Click here to read last week’s post. Everyone loves fall. It’s the time of year for sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and football. Football dominates the headlines from September to January. I live in Atlanta, GA, and college football is the topic of nearly every conversation. Football is a great analogy for …

2 Simple Reasons Why Millennials Really Are Different

Much of what I write about, both here and on Forbes, focuses on millennials. Whether it’s millennial leadership or millennial workplace issues, I’m passionate about bringing clarity to my generation. As I read and write about my generation, I run across many extremes. Some think we’re the greatest generation ever, while some think we’re the worst generation ever. We’ve been …

#FeedbackFriday: How To Define The Rules Of Engagement

Football dominates our culture this time of year. Here in Atlanta, college football is the topic of almost every conversation from September to January. We all love watching our favorite team play, and we all love watching them win. Can you imagine what football be like without any rules? If there were no standards for scoring, first downs, or penalties? …

3 Ways ‘The Voice’ Makes You A Better Coach And Leader

Music is a big part of my life. Aside from the fact that my family is full of musicians, my undergraduate degree is actually in music. I spent my college years learning the ins and outs of music. So I love shows like ‘The Voice.” I know what great talent sounds like, and I love watching talented performers. As I …

#FeedbackFriday: An Introduction To The Biggest Trend In Business

Sometimes you hear a truth you already know, yet you still haven’t acted on it. We’ve all done it, right? Well, you’re about to hear something you already know, but still aren’t doing. Are you ready? Here we go: The annual review is dead.  Yes. You read that correctly. The long-standing king of employee performance is dead. 

3 Questions That Will Increase Clarity & Reduce Stress

For those who know me offline, you  know things have been crazy in our lives over the past year. This craziness has, at times, brought significant stress and a sense of disillusionment. I know I am not alone in these feelings. It’s an epidemic plaguing our country. We Americans are a stressed out group. One study revealed 77% of people say they …

What President Bush Taught Us About Being Versus Doing

Let me get this out up front: I don’t typically write posts tied to a cultural event. Not that I have a problem with it, but I rarely feel as though my perspective on a specific social or cultural moment matters. And that is particularly true when it comes to the somber events we remembered on Sunday. But after reading …

How Workplace Feedback Reveals Your Humanity

We all love feedback. When  working on a task or project, we appreciate being told whether or not our work is right. School and sports provided numerous opportunities for feedback growing up. But when we got into the workforce, feedback became a once per year thing that may or may not be useful. In my work contributing to forbes.com, I have …