April 19, 2015

Google vs. EU: Is it Time for Leaders to Step In

21st Century – The Modern Era of transformation, technology, leadership and innovation. With a global citizenship and leadership mindset, European roots and living 15 + years in the US, I’ve been asked to share my thoughts on The European Commission (EC) and their formal antitrust charges against Google for “skewing results to favor its comparison-shopping service”.  Like most of you, the first search engine I ever used was Google. In many ways it’s hard to believe that the company was founded last century (okay, 1998). Since that time we’ve witnessed changes too numerous to mention here. Suffice to say the 21st Century has been shaped by companies like Google. And while not every change has been joyous (think annoying pop-up ads), the reality is that we all need to be adaptable and flexible to not only survive personally and professionally but to thrive in the modern era. Now you must […]
May 26, 2015

World’s Leading Trends in 2015: Simply You Can’t Avoid

As we approach the halfway point in the year, I’ve been giving some thought to the business technology trends that have emerged or grown in 2015.  For many of you, some are more obvious than others.  But I believe that taken as a whole, all are commercially important as we push for massive success through the end of the year. Let us take a quick look and see if any of them stand out more than the others. 1. Digital Marketing – There has been a wide range of trends including Big Data, Marketing Automation (specifically web personalization and behavioral email marketing), Mobile Marketing (mobile advertising, websites and a wide range of apps), Social Media and Social CRM. But what may surprise you is that Content Marketing alone accounts for almost 30% of the overall digital market share. So when you think about strategy and what works and what doesn’t, […]
September 17, 2015

The Disruptors of The New Age: 4 Things They Do

Just got back from the #1 most innovative city in the US. NYC is one of the most outstanding, innovative cities for many reasons. But there is so much work yet to be done, offering tremendous opportunities to improve, innovate, and invest. People you get to meet and talk to such a diverse group in one single day, if you are truly open, can stretch your mind to a new, accelerating dimensions.  “We need the disruption of categories that lead us to abandon the difficult, the disagreeable, and the least likely to go very far.”  ~ Greg Boyle  In the city full of energy and some of the most talented individuals, it is hard not to notice a new dynamic between top talent and companies. What is shifting and what will not stop anytime soon (if ever) is leadership that has the glocal traits (effective local, global and virtual leadership) and […]
May 17, 2016

How to Thrive As Executive Leader TODAY

In different or difficult circumstances, we are challenged or called for various leadership skills, especially “take-charge leadership.” Since everything around us is so rapidly changing, it calls for high performance in C-Suite, in addition to consulting the world to assist talent, teams, and organizational transformation effectively. But to navigate the unexpected changes or disruptions, it calls more than anything for sound decision and execution with integrity and high ethical standards and reputation. The exact reasons behind this should not be the speed of communication and social media exposure but true 24/7 thought leadership traits. When you do the right thing, nothing is left to worry! Today, success on big accounts will not fully unfold if organizations are only seeking someone’s talent or skill, without looking into their personality. Nothing great is achieved without effort or commitment! And that effort and dedication need to come from the team, especially the leadership […]