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All articles from January, 2012

What Does “Leadership” Mean to You?

Recently, a client called to see if I was available to speak at a company meeting that she was organizing in 2012.  The objective of the meeting, she told me, was to drive a stronger sense of engagement within the company as a whole.

“Sure,” I replied, “this sounds like the perfect situation for my program on Leadership Personal Branding.

“Oh, sorry!” the client responded immediately. “I probably didn’t make it clear enough. This meeting is for the entire company, not just management.”

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The “Power of Three” Personal and Corporate Brand Challenge

The “Power of Three” Personal and Corporate Brand Challenge

I recently ran across a fascinating article about “The Power of Three.” The basic premise of the article is that three; is an important – almost ‘mystical’ – number for a whole host of reasons.

Here are just a few:

  • Three shows up in mythology: three fates, three muses, three graces.
  • Three is a prevalent component of fairy tales: three wishes, three little pigs, three bears.
  • Three is enough to create a series – a pattern of cause and effect.
  • There are three stages of truth: first a concept is rejected, second it is violently opposed, third it is accepted as self-evident.
  • Three is a basic structure of life: carbohydrates, protein, fat: electron, proton, neutron.
  • There are three dimensions of time: past, present, future.
  • And three forms the basic structure of stories: beginning, middle, end.

Interesting, isn’t it?

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