susan taylor

Courage: The Missing Ingredient in Decision-Making

“You must have the edge to make the important yes/no decisions: the edge or the courage. Courage is the missing link that puts the concept of taking risks and having the guts to be decisive into play and transforms them into a reality; often, in the face of great opposition.” ∞ Noel M. Tichy There…

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Strategy Success And Self Awareness

Increasing complexity exists more than ever in today’s business environment. It makes sense then that anticipating and preparing for the future provides a critical advantage towards your company’s success. Enter strategy… If you ask people how they define strategy, you will get multiple answers. There is no definitive answer about what strategy really is. And…

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Is Conversation Doomed?

In our high-speed, inter-connected world, we have adapted our lives to the “Internet of Things”. Our computers, pads and those small electronic gadgets we hold in our hand interact in real time with more and more connected things. Your phone connects to an app. That app connects to a social platform. That social platform connects…

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The Gift of Vulnerability: The Art of Becoming Fully Human

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter. And those who matter don’t mind.”   ~ Dr. Seuss Inspiration from a widely known author of children’s books… And so much easier said than done! According to Abraham Maslow, who developed the hierarchy of human needs, the highest need…

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Bubbles in Basel

  I am visiting the city of Basel, Switzerland this weekend.  Joseph and I arrived early Saturday morning after an 8+ hour flight out of Atlanta the prior evening.  The flight was uneventful — which is always good.  After my in-flight meal was served and cleared, I settled into slumber, awaking only when the wheels…

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The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship

  Bringing the Yin to the Yang of Business From our government to corporate America – small companies to big business — most industries promote diversity and inclusion – especially in the case of women.  Yet research shows that varying degrees of gender bias still exists. It’s a hot topic these days.  Stories of women’s…

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A Look At Nature And Business

Integrating Nature and Business is an ROI Natural “The future will belong to the nature-smart — those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real.”  ∞ Richard Louv. Nature and Business are a natural fit.                                                                                 …

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Discovering Your Potential: A Flower Blooms in Adversity

Take The Path To Discovering Your Potential Last Friday began in a most beautiful way.  I was invited to have a conversation with my new friend, Theresa – a conversation that very quickly became both profound and meaningful.  We discussed some of the world’s current events; and as Theresa lives in the Netherlands, our focus…

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A Culture of Candor: The Wei-Chi of Conversation

People are longing for trustworthy leaders.   Leaders who are passionate with a depth and consistency of commitment to achieve their vision.  Leaders who are wise and thoughtful; and through continuous learning reflect upon and grow from their mistakes.  Leaders who are generous with their time, money, praise and support.  Leaders who are courageous and…

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