“The United States is about to enter a period of prolonged economic growth, filled with opportunity. It’s not the emerging market countries that will power the world into the next economic era. It’s the United States.”
“Companies with great brands conceive of their brands as complete strategic platforms. They identify the key values and attributes that define their brands and then use them to fuel, align, and guide everything they do.”
“Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick?”
“In perhaps his most influential civil rights era song, Bob Dylan asked senators and congressmen to ‘please heed the call.’ ... But Dylan went on to warn these leaders: ‘Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall.’ His sage advice to allow other contributions is now as relevant as ever.”
“In the wake of the great recession, in businesses and organizations around the world, we have a crisis on our hands. But it’s not the crisis we all think it is and talk about. It’s worse. … We don’t have an Employee Engagement crisis. We have a Leadership Engagement crisis.”
“What if I told you many successful entrepreneurs didn’t start with a compelling vision or indeed a workable business plan? Guess what: That’s true. ... Xceptional execution is about taking a relatively simple idea from brainstorm to breakout hit.”
“Inspiration is the most used and abused word in our daily existence. Whether it is business, politics, sports, or any other endeavor of life, inspiration is considered to be the panacea or silver bullet which can transform personal lives and propel organizations to unbelievable heights."