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Corporate Intelligence Radio · 2W ago

Standing Your Ground

How do you know when it’s time to stand firm on a point and when it’s time to cave in and go with the flow? The answer is obvious: You never know, not for sure. The hardest calls are the one...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 1M ago

Jerry’s Kids Forever

Labor Day weekend for me will always be connected to Jerry Lewis. His annual 21 ½ hour live telethon raised more than $2 billion over 45 years for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He died...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 2M ago

The Little We See

I discovered the NBC television series This Is Us in summer reruns this year and I have become obsessed with it. If you enjoyed shows like Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, you’ll not o...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 2M ago

You Can’t Fix Morale

Here’s a phone call I sometimes receive, usually from someone senior in executive management or the investment team behind a once promising company: Inquirer: Hey, we need your help with som...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 3M ago

Can We Talk?

Difficult topics, difficult times. It’s getting hotter out there. Is real conversation still possible? A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal got me thinking about that. It’s by Amanda Ri...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 4M ago

And It’s One, Two, Three, What Are We Fighting For?

I know people are exhausted with the political dialogue. I am as well. Government is not meant to be this far forward in our lives. It is meant to be the structural framework behind the scen...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 5M ago

Inequality or Invisibility?

My wife and I spent this past Saturday morning volunteering for a college service project where we read stories to elementary school children in downtown Los Angeles. We have done this sever...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 6M ago

You Call This a Loyalty Program?

Try this episode on for size and tell me how it makes you feel about the brand: I recently logged into one of my hotel loyalty accounts where I had amassed several hundred thousand points. T...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 7M ago

Tell Me About Your Day

Here’s something people often say in companies when you ask them what they accomplished last week, last month, or last year: “A lot of time is taken up by everyday stuff.” Let’s talk about t...
Corporate Intelligence Radio · 8M ago

Calling Out the Aberration

ab·er·ra·tion [ab-uh–rey-shuh n] noun; 1) the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course; 2) the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; 3) deviation from tr...