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The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader

Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent?  Whether you’re a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage—it’s the opposite of…

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Curiosity Advertising Knows That If They’re Not Having Fun, They’re Doing it Wrong

“If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong,” he told me as we passed by the bobbleheads of his team members. Five minutes after I met Matt Fischer, I knew I had…

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Change Management is the New Leadership

Change is the new normal, and change management is the new leadership. Every company and every organization that I’ve worked with in the past few years has been undergoing major change due to…

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What the Military Taught Me About Living in Excellence

If it weren’t for the courageous men and women in uniform who serve in our Armed Forces, none of us would be able to live the dream to the same extent that we…

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How Great Leaders Get People to Do What They Want

Tired of being disappointed and wondering how to get people to do what you want? Try this 5-minute leadership exercise that will help you align any kind of team with your mission. I…

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The 6 Questions that Lead to a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? I’m talking your logo on people’s shirts, super bowl commercials, raving fans, engaged employees and record-breaking revenue—quarter after quarter. But before you…

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Why Every Leader Should Learn to Mime

I’ve had the privilege of working with dozens of Fortune 500 companies in my speaking career. For all that these businesses are doing right and for all of their ingenuity, I’m always disheartened to hear…

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What Real Leadership Looks Like

Are you using your gifts to make an impact on the lives of others? There’s one thing you can do to become a great leader, and it doesn’t have anything to do with project management…

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Don’t Be the Next Toys R Us: 7 Ways to Embrace Business Innovation

Giving my Keynote at conferences all over the nation means that I get an inside look at business innovation across industries. News flash: change is the new normal, and in order to survive,…

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3 Energizing Ways to Begin A Meeting

Do you have a meeting in 5 minutes? Not sure how to open it in a way that blows your clients (or coworkers) away? Here are three techniques I use that make people…

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What is Effective Leadership? Sharing Off.

What is effective leadership? It’s recognizing your gifts and your skills and sharing them off. The other day, my daughter and I were enjoying Cincinnati’s famous Graeter’s Ice Cream. There were two or…

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Going for the Golden Arches

Last month, I got to celebrate my friends Jeff and Mary Monfort, owner/operators of several McDonald’s restaurants and the deserving winners of a 2018 Golden Arch Award. Jeff and Mary Monfort are lovin’…

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Empowering Your Employees: The Key to Customer Service

If I walked into your place of business today and brought a complaint about a product or service to one of your front line people — whether a receptionist or someone at the…

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Want Job Security? Become an Entrepreneur.

I get it: you need a job that provides an income you can count on. But you shouldn’t have to work in a career that you don’t love in order to pay the bills….

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He Does NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be celebrating Valentine’s Day every day? They don’t share their love on February 14th only—they are bursting with love year-round for every person they…

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How His Insomnia Gave Hope to Thousands

Have you heard of the band Telehope? I’ve been honored to mentor them as they rise to national success. I remember the first time I heard Ben play the piano. He was totally…

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How to Present a Message that Sticks

Whether you’re getting ready to pitch the next big idea at your meeting, present in front of your department soon, or have been asked to be a guest speaker at a national convention,…

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FRONT ROW with Cory Asrilant: Call me Frankenstein

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a post that I did a few years ago about the nicest Frankenstein you will ever meet. Picture this: I’m on stage speaking to the marketing department at…

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