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Innovative leadership sustains business


Leaders must make a concerted effort to be innovative. Leadership and innovation are inextricably tied together.  Being creative and innovative are not abilities equally shared by everyone.  Some people are natural creators.  About a fourth of people in the workplace … Continue reading

8 Tips for Endurance and Persistence: Staying in it for the long haul


In September of this year Diana Nyad swam unassisted from Cuba to Florida and achieved a feat unmatched by anyone else.  Not only did she achieve a record swim – she accomplished this at the age of 64.  And this … Continue reading

The magic of lipstick and economics


Many years ago after a compound fracture of my ankle and emergency surgery I remember awaking in my hospital room and searching for my lipstick. It was a kind nurse named Joanne who found my lipstick for me. I put … Continue reading