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Episode 12 // 5 Words that Will Destroy Your Leadership

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“The function of a leader within any institution: to provide that regulation within his or her non-anxious, self-defined presence.” -Edwin Friedman Edwin Friedman, in his book “A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the age of the quick fix,” lists 5 words that will sabotage your healthy organization: sensitivity, empathy, consensus, trust and togetherness. Find out […]

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Episode 9 // Solitude and Leadership

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“If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts.” -William Deresiewicz Finding yourself has a bad connotation. We think it means being unfocused. But it’s really the opposite. Especially for brands. How will we recognize tyranny? How will we avoid being another Enron? Brands must be led from the inside…always cultivate […]

Chivalry is art, not nature

Episode 7 // Chivalrous Branding

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Quote: “…the people must either be chivalrous on its own resources, or else choose between the two remaining alternatives of brutality and softness. This indeed, part of the general problem of a classless society, which is too seldom mentioned. Will its ethos be a synthesis of what was best in all the classes, or a […]

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How to Frustrate Creatives

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Quote: “Defining your audience will tell you their habits and customs. You’ll know what currency to use to communicate with them.” -David Fowler Creatives can be Your Biggest Resource Good creatives are like a car. They can take you where you’re going. But you have to know how to chart the course. And this is […]

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Podcast Episode 2 // A Process for Becoming an Authority in Your Domain

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“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” -Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson Branding is Leadership, Directed toward a Purpose Conssistency; it’s what great brands do. They make promises based on who they are and what they can back up. This is called “integrity.” But branding is […]