Leadership

Catching Great Leadership Skills

Leadership skills learned from a great leader At a time in history when political leaders often polarize, I’ve been blessed to work with community and business leaders who unite, empower, and transform. A couple of weeks ago I made a point to have dinner with one of those leaders. His name is Johnny Yokoyama. It…

Starbucks: Greatness Personified/Excellence Diversified – What About You?

I met him while working with Starbucks around the time I wrote my first book about the company titled The Starbucks Experience. I’d venture to say that Starbucks might have been little more than one man’s vision if it wasn’t for his leadership strengths. He was one of the original architects of the brand – a…

Supercharge Your Business by Letting Go

During the last several months, The Michelli Experience added a new division – Business Supercharged (consulting/coaching services for an exclusive group of entrepreneurs and mid-sized business leaders). Previously, I worked almost entirely with senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies. As I embarked on this new set of products, I spoke with many small and mid-sized…

Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths

A simple Google search for the phrase “retail Armageddon” produces 413,000 results. Many of those references are very recent. Here are just a few of the search findings from this year: May 5th, Retail Armageddon: More bankruptcies in four months than all of 2016 June 3rd, It’s a retail Armageddon as over 1,000 stores close in one…

What’s Your Signature? The Importance of Defining Brand Moments

When I was asked to do a TEDx talk about a year ago, I keyed in on the message that your brand (be that your individual brand or your corporate brand) is little more than “what people say about you when you are not around.” In keeping with that message, I am excited to be…

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