Leadership development: Always Have an Eye on the Future…

When it comes to leadership, how do you stay ahead of the competition? How do you innovate in your niche? How can your team think differently when most people hold on tightly to what they know? To have the competitive advantage, it’s all about keeping your eye on the future and looking for opportunities. Finding opportunities can be […]

Building a Great Culture with Employee Recognition

What do successful organizations who have great cultures do?  They take the time for employee recognition.  Whether its’s a quick note, a shout-out in a meeting, or presenting a well-deserved award, people shine when they are encouraged.  People want to know that you believe in them. Here are three ways to start recognizing employees today: […]


High performance leaders are intentional in their approach to leading themselves and others. Leadership is a behavior not a position.  Emotionally engaging leaders have 6 common pillars which allow the work to become more exciting; the environment more empowering and enjoyable; the creative mind more dynamic and curious; the human spirit more open to change; […]

Does Culture Matter? Ask Tom Brady!

If you don’t think culture matters, just ask Tom Brady. It wasn’t that he had a bad day. And it wasn’t the unsportsmanlike conduct he displayed by not shaking the winning quarterback’s hand. Even die-hard Patriots fans questioned that! Instead, it was that this Philly team showed up with the right owner (stakeholder), coaches (leadership team), […]

12 Ways to Leverage Your Independent Spirit

ENSURE You have an updated, clear brand strategy and brand architecture.   AUDIT Your brand promise against your operational experience & delivery.   IDENTIFY 5 to 10 signature touch points that differentiate you from your competition.   BE A CHANGE INSTIGATOR Identify what must change, what should change, and what obstacles you need to remove to […]

Renie on the Road…kindness always gets noticed. So does rudeness!

Continued from my previous post in this series… We landed in Heathrow and had to clear customs, and that’s when the cost of the upgrade became worth every dime. It may not have helped with the original delays, disappointments, and unfriendly service from British Airways, and yet it did put us in the fast track lane […]