A Chief What Officer? The Truth About Titles

I have been a Digital Marketer, a Genius, a Business Representative, and a Shift Manager. I have guided through the titles that life has graciously provided me, without a true understanding of what it meant. Now, I find myself in this position again as a Chief Innovation Officer. When people ask me, “what do you do?” I tell them my respective title. When they look at me with a puzzled 'yeah…

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Diversity And Leadership – Right Topic Wrong Conversation

I have really grown quite weary of the "Diversity" debate. It's not that the diversity discussion doesn't have merit; it does. The problem is that people are having the wrong conversation. They are arguing the wrong points for the wrong reasons. Diversity has been hijacked by those who have a political agenda, and many leaders have simply surrendered to the pressure. Let me be clear: a leader's…

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Culture Trumps Strategy – Not

Does culture trump strategy? I think not, and I'll explain why. Even though I have seen this phrase quoted by some very bright people whom I respect, it just doesn't resonate with me. I thought perhaps I was misunderstanding what was being said, so I decided to Google the phrase "Culture Trumps Strategy" and found that Stanford offered an Entrepreneurship Lecture by this title, I found several…

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Are You Culturally Savvy?

What do I mean by culturally savvy? I am not addressing the topic of being politically correct, rather I want you to focus on the importance of simply being cognizant that there is a larger cultural impact on how business is conducted today than ever before. Cultural differences often exist within the same companies...they certainly exist between different companies. Without question, there are…

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