How to Create a Team Culture of Innovation

By Ed Franzone / March 31, 2016

Fast Company recently published its annual list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies. While there are new additions to the list that have cool new products and/or business models, there are companies that appear on this list year after year – companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple.  It is remarkable how certain companies, particularly large complex organizations, are able to create and sustain cultures that foster innovation over the long…

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4 Easy Ways to Develop a Sense of Gratitude

By Ed Franzone / December 31, 2015

Psychological research has consistently shown a positive correlation between gratitude, good health and personal satisfaction in life.  In this post, I will describe four easy ways to develop a sense of gratitude and ask you to consider taking on a gratitude challenge in the coming year. Write in a Gratitude Journal Write in a weekly journal about things for which you are grateful.  This could include just one sentence on…

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The Secret to Raising Employee Engagement

By Ed Franzone / October 6, 2015

Early in my career, I recall a senior executive who told a story of how he saw a company employee on the soccer field on a Saturday morning.  She was cheering from the sidelines with a passion he had never seen from her at work.  He asked himself, “How can I get that person to show up at work on Monday morning rather than the person I typically see going…

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How to Close the Knowing vs. Doing Gap

By Ed Franzone / August 31, 2015

Over the years, I have have had the opportunity to coach many successful and talented people whose underlying thoughts and assumptions held them back.  Their inner beliefs (both conscious and unconscious) undermined their career advancement, compensation, health and personal happiness, among other things. For example, I worked with a high performing leader who lacked the executive presence required for a senior-level position at his firm.  In his own words, he…

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How to Be a Superhero to Those You Lead

By Ed Franzone / July 9, 2015

This year, my 8-year old son, Tommy, made a Father’s Day card for me in his second grade class.  On the cover was the body of the Incredible Hulk with my face superimposed on top of his superhero body.  The inside of the card contained the Top 10 Reasons My Dad is a Superhero.  I’d like to share these with you: 10. He gives me more screen time than I’m supposed…

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