Do your clients and customers know your name? Do your future clients and customers know your name? Have you introduced yourself? Do you network within your industry? Do you carry cards with you?  Here is an interesting fact courtesy of a recent The Daily Show...

Ellen DeGeneres delivered the commencement address to the 2009 "Katrina Class" of Tulane University. A brilliant speech (and dance) everyone should see and take to heart. Be yourself, know yourself, love yourself, and allow yourself to be happy. You deserve it.  ...

A friend of mine who is a successful professional businesswoman (and apparent Hootchie Mama) received this in the mail a few days ago from Verizon. We all know Verizon is a large company with a massive mailing list of customers and potential customers. This mailing...

A few days ago, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos mentioned the three books he has all his executives read. In FastCompany, entrepreneur Nick Smoot said one of the keys to being a good leader was to read and he also mentioned three books, three his dad made...

The classic movie education series continued with my sons over the weekend, this time it was The Shawshank Redemption. A few lines at the end of the movie from the Morgan Freeman character caught my breath:  The excitement only a free man can feel. A free...

Late last week, I keynoted the USA-Canada Lions Forum International event in Overland Park, Kansas. The hotel was nice though I did not see much of it - the group kept me busy and fed in the convention center. A couple of days later, this...