7 Signs Your Company Is Depressed and 1 Surprising Solution

Of all the business problems companies have, I think they become more magnified when the chief executive officers lose sight that their organization is made up of people. When things go wrong, their focus is primarily on finance or strategy, or both: But, not on people. This is a big mistake—to ignore the people who

Remembering 9/11 and the true towers of strength: US

September 11, 2001 was a horrific day. No matter where you were, you will always remember. That day, terrorists attacked and destroyed precious lives and landmarks. But I believe that what they were truly after was our confidence. In targeting Wall Street and the Pentagon, they went after symbols of power. Little did they know

What Holds You Back from Your Dreams?

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” This is the opening line to one of my all-time favorite mysteries—Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I have re-read this book many times. It is the ultimate story of how we keep ourselves from true happiness by building our own walls of anxiety, uncertainty, self-doubt and

Is Your Company Valuable or Vulnerable? 4 Questions You Need to Ask.

Gandhi once said you can measure the civilization of a people by how they treat their animals. Translated into corporate terms: you can measure the success of leaders by how they value teamwork and day-to-day operations. Recently, a law firm partner who specializes in joint ventures and venture capital transactions asked me what I look