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Focus on ROI, Return on Inspiration!

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As some of you might know, I used to spend most of my days with my head buried in financial reports and  spreadsheets. I created financial models and valuations for new initiatives so often that I started to see  them in my dreams or possibly nightmares at times. 

One of the common financial metrics I used to calculate was the return on investment (ROI). For those  not in the know, this is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or  compare the efficiency of a num…

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Unlocking Your Unique Potential With Cara Shortsleeve

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You might be skilled to do a ton of different things, but have you asked yourself what's going to make you the happiest? What is the role you’re supposed to play in the world? Cara Shortsleeve had her dream job with Google, but she decided to leave when she felt that there was something more that she should do. Today, she joins Tony Martignetti in a fantastic conversation about personal growth and the importance of setting aside time for it. She also talks about her career flashpoints, highlight…

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What does it mean to be a pioneer?

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What does it mean to be a pioneer?

I talk to a lot of people about getting out of their comfort zones and pushing their boundaries. These are key elements of unlocking potential. I want to take this a few steps further to think about the idea of being a pioneer. Those who boldly go where no one has gone before. I see this a lot in the biotech leaders I work with. They are at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of what we thought was scientifically possible and changing lives in the process.…

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Virtual Campfire: Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman, "Uniting Business and the Arts.

"The time has come for us to stop pretending that we can live in a world that's devoid of our expressive selves. We've teased businesses apart from what it means to be human." – Jen Guillemin

The Virtual Campfire

One of my recent favorite episodes of The Virtual Campfire is my interview with a dynamic duo Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman, "Uniting Business and the Arts." What do capitalism and the arts have in common? Some might say nothing, but Jen and Wendy have a different answer. They recognize that bus…

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Is It Time For An Upgrade to Your Human Operating System (HOS)?

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You have heard it before, and I am sure you have said it yourself: "I am so busy. I have way too much I need to do! When I hear this statement (and say it myself), the word that really triggers me is "Do." We constantly feel like we need to be in action; we need to be doing something to make progress. Rest is for the weak; I will sleep when I am dead. Well, here is your wake-up call! We are Human-Beings, not Human-Doings!

As I have been writing my book, I have been thinking a lot about how we n…

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Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work – Peter Bregman

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Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work – Peter Bregman

"If we're willing to feel everything, we can do anything."

Great leadership aligns teams, inspires action, and achieves results, it sounds simple, but it is a challenge that is not for the faint of heart. What makes it hard is not knowing what to say or do; it is whether you are willing to experience the discomfort, risk, and uncertainty of sayin…

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Journey to Peru

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Have you ever had the experience of fulfilling a lifelong dream? 

I recently checked a big one off my bucket list, and as expected, it was even more profound than I could imagine. After almost 24 hours of travel, I arrived at my destination in Cusco, Peru.

I wanted to know the people, the culture, the land, and the spirit of the place, but most of all, something about Peru's energy had always called to me, and I had to experience it for myself. One of the many highlights was when we woke up at…

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Your Environment Shapes You

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Did you know that your environment shapes you? There is really no way around it. Our human system is designed to survive (all the way down to our DNA), based on responding to its environment. So, while our home environment shaped us when we were kids, our work environment shapes us as adults. What’s interesting is that when I was very young, I somehow knew this. At around six years old, I started painting. But not dogs or cats or my parents like most kids did. I used my paintbrushes to create ro…

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To-Do List Phenomenon

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I want to take a moment to point out a very human phenomenon that really pisses me off. I coach leaders. People who have the potential to create a legacy of positive impact on the planet. People who could be giants if they truly wanted. I see people filling their time with the day-to-day "things" they need to handle, but there will never be an end to all the things we can find to put on our list. This is what I refer to as the "To-Do List" Phenomenon.

There's a list that is far more important t…

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The Superhero Within

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Many years ago, a friend of mine was competing in a bodybuilding competition. He always seemed like he was in good shape, but when he got on stage (under the lights, all oiled up), I couldn't believe what I was seeing. He looked like he was transformed into someone else, like Clark Kent transforming into Superman.

This was probably about 30 years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I think there's always been a theme for me of "seeing beyond the quiet disguise to the true superh…

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