Talking Points Blog

A few weeks ago, friend, partner and client, Stacia Nelson, made the following post on her Facebook page. The message: Don’t tell me I can’t achieve that huge goal. I’LL SHOW YOU! That post resonated with me a ton, because it’s exactly what I’ve used to motivate myself throughout my life and career. I remember

One of the most successful (most viewed) posts I’ve ever made on this blog was this post about how people (at the time–but still today, really) were over-using ridiculous phrases like “peeps” and “obvi” to the point of driving me insane! I think I remember writing that post in about 10 minutes. I wrote it

We all have that friend or colleague. You know the one. That person with the social media profile shot that doesn’t exactly match their actual appearance. Or, to be more blunt: their social media profile shot looks nothing like them. In some cases, it’s a profile shot from 10+ years ago—making the person look younger.

Over the years, I’ve had more than a few clients say some version of the following phrase to me: “You’re part consultant, part therapist.” I couldn’t think of bigger compliment! Why a compliment? Because, for a client to say that it means they trust you implicitly. It means they feel they can confide in you.

There’s been a trend emerging during the coronavirus and civil unrest–one that’s flown under the radar a bit, but one I’m hoping we see more of in the years ahead. It’s the notion of CEOs sharing employee-only messages with external audiences. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella was probably one of the first to put this practice into

In case you missed it, the list is now pretty long of companies boycotting Facebook to support the #StopHateforProfit campaign. Unilever, Coca-Cola, Patagonia and Ben & Jerrys are just a few of the companies on the list. Some of these companies are boycotting for July. And, some, like Unilever, are boycotting for the second half

Each year, I make a “coffee list.” Essentially, it’s 12-15 people I really want to have coffee with this year. It’s not an expansive list. Most years, I have coffee with upwards of 75+ people. But, as we all know, 2020 is not a typical year. That said, I have had coffee with six people

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about steps I believe companies across the country (and world) should be taking to put an end to systemic racism in our culture–and our industry. I felt weird writing it because, after  all, people in my age group and race (middle to older white men) are a