• Tom Friedman’s Advice For Surviving the New Age

    By Kevin on June 23, 2014

    New York Times columnist Tom Friedman delivered today’s keynote speech at the SHRM annual conference in Orlando. The author of The World is Flat described how much the world has changed in just the last decade, with the invention and adoption of things like Facebook, Skype, and LinkedIn among other things. Human...

  • Advice to Younger Self From HRPBC

    By Kevin on May 29, 2014

    What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself? What tweetable bits of wisdom might we offer this season’s graduates? I recently spoke with a hundred professionals from the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County, and they kindly submitted their words of wisdom. Tweetable Advice to...

  • Guanxi: Do You Store Your Knowledge In Your Network?

    By Kevin on May 20, 2014

    I think Dan Pontefract ( must be a brother from another mother. His views on the new world of work and ideas for new models of leadership and success align very closely with my own. What’s great is that Dan is a deep thinker who is also a practitioner....

  • Do You Self-Talk?

    By Kevin on May 7, 2014

    The WSJ ran an interesting article this week called, “Self-Talk, or a Heart-to-Heart With Your Closest Friend.” Researchers have found that talking to yourself is more common than most realize, and actually does work to improve performance. One key finding is that self-talk is more effective if you do...

  • 3 Business Success Tips From Kathy Ireland

    By Kevin on July 26, 2013

    I think most people remember Kathy Ireland as the supermodel who dominated Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions through the 80’s and into the 90’s. But did you know she is now the CEO of a $2 billion dollar global company? In a recent BusinessWeek article she offers three life lessons:...

  • Three Words To Stop Using Completely

    By Kevin on July 7, 2013

    Chad Hymas recently told me how he dramatically changed his life when he stopped using three words: I, me, my. He literally doesn’t use them in his talks, in his emails, not even in his text messages to his wife. He just omits them completely, or finds ways to...

  • Want Success? Go Global.

    By Kevin on April 1, 2013

    I’ve been saying for some time that the best opportunities for GROWTH and rapid success is outside the USA. This isn’t just for big companies. I have individual friends who have fast tracked their careers because they were willing to relocate to Asia for a period of time. I...

  • 5 Secrets to Success From Maynard Webb

    By Kevin on March 26, 2013

    What are the secrets to success? I recently asked that question to Silicon Valley legend, Maynard Webb. Webb was brought in as eBay’s President of Technology back in their startup phase and his team is credited with fixing their notorious crashing server problems. He is currently Chairman of LiveOps...

  • A Simple Cure For Your Fear of Failure (or Rejection)

    By Kevin on March 18, 2013

    Fear of failure. Almost everyone has it to some degree. Or it’s close cousin, fear of rejection. Why haven’t you started your own business just yet? Why don’t you like giving a speech? Why didn’t you put your name in the running for that big job? And me? Why...

  • Are You Sure You Want to Retire?

    By Kevin on March 10, 2013

    David McCullough is the Pulitzer prize winning author of John Adams and Truman, and he recently turned 79 years old. Harvard Business Review asked him, “Do you think about retiring?” His response: “When the founders wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they didn’t mean longer vacations...

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