About 20 years ago Tim Berners-Lee credited with inventing the World Wide Web expressed his vision for a “semantic web”. It is also referred to as the Transcendent Web in which machines read the meaning of data. This makes Web 3.0 a more intelligent network that harnesses the power of big data and machine learning to analyze user behavior for a more personal and customized browsing experience.Read More…
Been receiving emails from people saying, "Are you alive? Haven't heard from you in a long time. Everything ok?"
Yes, everything is fine, but work is so amazingly overwhelming that I've been forced into just "treading water mode". I've actually started turning work away. For those that know me know that I'm not interested in world dominance. I prefer to approach my work as a craft. Over the course of the next year (yes, it will take this long), I'll be working to create more focus and return to my work as a craft.
Anyway, sorry for the silence.
But, if you look down a little, you'll see life was turned upside down when we brought our beautiful Isabelle home (a German Shepard). Thought I would include a picture as a fun update. As you can see, she's grown.
Have a great week!
Entrepreneur publishing has been a great parter to work with and their publishing criteria is one of the more strict I've worked with. This is important because it ensures relevance and quality for readers. I received a copy of the book a week or so ago and all the articles they chose are very applicable, timely, and well written. I applaud the publishers work.
Entrepreneur chose to publish the article titled, "4 Steps to Build Strategically Critical Leadership-Development Programs".
You can find the article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290487
You can get the book from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Entrepreneur-Voices-Effective-Leadership-Staff/dp/1599186179/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517432960&sr=8-1&keywords=entrepreneur+voices+of+effective+leadership
My sincerest thank you to Entrepreneur Publishing. Read More…
It has been very long since I've done any sort of update. BUT, I have a very good excuse…
We brought our Isabelle home mid August. She's a wonderful German Shepard (GSD) puppy. Like all GSDs, she is a ton of work (but SOOOOO worth it). I've owned two GSDs before so I knew what I was getting into. BUT, I totally underestimated how absolutely crazy it would be to keep everything in balance. Thus, I haven't been doing much writing. This is the reason I haven't done any posts lately. Sorry about that. Once I get ahead of the curve a little, I'll start publishing once again.
In the meantime, say hello to Isabelle "Izzy". This is about a week after we brought her home. She is 7mo old now and weighs over 50lbs (wow!!!)
I know, it's been awhile. Sorry. It's summer, I'm up to my eyes in new projects, and it's summer Ok, let's get straight to dessert. I created an infographic that looks at the statistical impact of the retiring Baby Boomers. Are you ready? Most aren't. Have a look:
I'm sitting here, at a little desk with my little 12" Macbook Pro (2015) and a little desk lamp. On the desk is my phone, my wallet, glasses and a single business card someone gave me at a conference I'm attending. The desk is about 3' wide. This is it. For some reason, I feel empowered, thoughtful, and calm. Let's compare this to my desk back at the office….
As a business leader, I have stayed awake many nights trying to figure out how to get my 100s of employees dancing to the same beat. It's exceptionally hard. More difficult than most people really understand. In my early days as a manager, I failed at it. I'm the first to admit this. Sheer momentum got the best of me. I was also quite a bit younger and with age comes scars and wisdom. This is a quick post that talks about the importance of effective employee development to help ensure everyone is dancing to a similar beat.Read More…
Article I published in Entrepreneur 4/4/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290487
Don't just tell employees why training is important -- show them: Use hands-on learning that connects your content to real-world business situations.
Article I published 3/17/17 in Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/289008
A strategic plan demands strategic execution across the whole of your business. Plans are just paper until leaders getting people to implement them. Here's how.
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Article I published in Entrepreneur 3/10/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/289702
Everyone is in the people business. Create a balance between ideas and execution to ensure the long-term success of your new company.
Article I published in Entrepreneur 2/8/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/288569
The much-maligned 40-hour work week is actually a pretty good way to work for the long term.
Article I published in Entrepreneur 1/16/17: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287079
A student pilot is taught to expect changes and work to stay ahead of any that might come. Business leaders should take note.
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Article Published in Chief Executive Magazine 11/7/16: http://chiefexecutive.net/last-call-4-lessons-to-learn-from-trumps-and-clintons-blunders/
The presidential race ends on Tuesday, but there is a lot CEOs can learn from the actions that have captivated us all year long.
Article I was interview for in Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-charles/can-you-speak-my-language_b_12316264.html
If you’re like most people, you probably see Human Resources as the department that takes care of a company’s employees. It makes sure that the company is in compliance with policies and procedures. It’s there to ensure that each employee is treated fairly.
Article I published in Chief Learning Officer Magazine 7/15/16: http://www.clomedia.com/2016/07/14/use-simulations-to-develop-millennials-leaders/
Simulations offer a competitive, technology-based development option learning leaders can use to promote risk-free knowledge transfer between baby boomers and millennials.