How to Influence a Narcissist (Post 3 of 5)

Narcissists love drama. They take great pleasure in publicly dissecting a problem over … and over … and over again. They can easily hijack your discussion as they wallow and waste precious time reveling in the chaos. To influence a narcissist, don’t let them linger at the problem stage. Instead, redirect their energy. Define the […]

Celebrating My Birthday With Thinkers 50

I had the fantastic fortune to celebrate my birthday at Thinkers50 Weekend at the magnificent Guild Hall in London. A giant thank you and congratulations to Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer for curating a remarkable two days of meetings. They brought together esteemed minds from around the globe to delve into ideas to shape the future […]

Turnover at the Top

The tandem dismissals of high profile news anchors have captured headlines and eyeballs around the globe. Yes, I was a former news anchor, but I believe these upheavals aren’t nearly as influential as a different type of departure that’s surging: CEO turnover. Every month, the global outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc. tracks […]

You Can’t Influence an Outdated Business Model

Another cultural touchstone has reached the end of its long, arduous march toward corporate death, proving that you can’t influence an outdated business model. Today is the last day to use the ubiquitous 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond, which announced it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week and will close […]