Economic Outlook | Ron Insana

The US Economy: Reasons for Optimism

By: Melissa Murphy
September 19th, 2022

These days, it can be hard to be optimistic amid confusing economic news that mostly, let’s be honest…is pretty bad. Depending on what you are reading or experiencing, it is safe to assume we are all feeling a little overwhelmed as we continue to navigate this post-pandemic world, inflated gas prices, delayed supply chains, and political instability – just to name a few. 

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Organizational Culture | Mental Health

Managing mental health: DN experts who address employee well-being

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 22nd, 2022

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders in the post-pandemic world? Employee well-being and mental health.   We are living in a time when people are dealing with a lot more stress and anxiety – the ability to cope has become a challenge.  Gallup® recently came out with a State of the Global Workplace report that showed only 33% of the world’s employees are thriving – and that percentage has only increased by 1% since the start of the pandemic in 2020. The needle has not moved much at all…why is this?

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Motivation

Tired of feeling helpless, a family I know flew to Poland to entertain Ukrainian children. Read their incredible story.

By: Tony D'Amelio
May 16th, 2022

PREFACE Before I tell you about those happy smiles, I need to provide a bit of background. The magician BILL HERZ and his wife Gwenn are treasured friends.

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Leadership | Organizational Culture | Health | Suneel Gupta | Well-Being/Burnout

THE EXHAUSTION EPIDEMIC - "THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO WORK," - SUNEEL GUPTA

By: Tony D'Amelio
May 5th, 2022

THE EXHAUSTION EPIDEMIC Are you feeling tired, like most of the time? You’re not alone! In the face of the exhaustion epidemic we’re experiencing, it’s time to rethink conventional wisdom about high productivity behavior. Grit and hustle certainly have their place in business but over the long haul, they’re also scientifically associated with burnout. If the pandemic proved anything, it’s that success in business is inextricably tied to health and well-being. You can’t have one without the other! It’s no coincidence that organizations and leaders have started to pay attention to the emotional well-being of their people like never before.

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BILL WALTON WAS ASKED - WHO'S THE GREATEST: JOHN WOODEN OR COACH K?

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 13th, 2022

When Duke's season ended just short of the 2022 NCAA Championship Game, it also brought to a close an entire era of college basketball. In that moment the sport lost perhaps its most recognizable name, Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Some consider Coach K to be the most accomplished coach in college basketball history. Others favor the legendary John Wooden, the former UCLA coach. Basketball icon BILL WALTON played for Wooden at UCLA. He helped win two national championships while there and was part of the squads that contributed to UCLA’s incredible 88-game winning streak, which still stands as an NCAA record. On the evening of Duke’s loss to North Carolina, Bill appeared on Westwood One’s "Rich Eisen Show" where Eisen asked Bill what he thought of the debate about who’s the greatest college basketball coach – Coach K or John Wooden?

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Motivation | Speaking Industry | Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour | Peak Performance

VERNICE “FLYGIRL” ARMOUR – BEHIND THE KEYNOTE

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 6th, 2022

KEYNOTE MAGIC Ask Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour for her secret to delivering consistently great call-to-action, high-impact keynotes and she’ll tell you without hesitation -- “intense preparation!” Click above to peek behind the curtain and watch FlyGirl when she's on-site for a keynote. You'll glimpse the final preparation, the speech, and the extraordinary impact of FlyGirl’s remarks. 

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Leadership | Geoff Colvin | Business Disruption

2022's #1 Fear for CEOs: Business Model Disruption

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 23rd, 2022

It’s a new year with big business challenges. You would have thought CEOs would be worried most about the impact of Covid – but not so. That’s #13 on their list.   Disruption is the #1 fear. The frenetic pace of change in businesses and the world has accelerated during the pandemic. An Alix Partners study released on December 27 revealed almost every CEO (94%) surveyed said their company needs to reinvent the business model within the next three years. 57% fear they’re not moving fast enough.   The situation is also spiking CEO anxiety: 72% of CEOs fear losing their jobs due to disruptions facing their industries. That is an unprecedented level of anxiety.   All this comes as no surprise to veteran Fortune senior editor-at-large GEOFF COLVIN. He's been speaking and reporting on business model transformation for years – watching how leaders are leading the change that keeps their companies competitive and relevant. Here's a great example of Geoff's reporting and research – a Fortune profile on how Goodyear has reinvented their business.  Geoff also co-hosts a Fortune podcast and a recent topic was GM's transformation towards electric vehicles.  

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Speed is Life: Lessons from Combat on Fast, Accurate Decision-Making

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 10th, 2022

Think fast! Speed is life! COL. NICOLE MALACHOWSKI (USAF, ret.) a 21-year Air Force pilot, combat veteran, and first female pilot in the elite Thunderbirds, has important advice for those trying to cope with nonstop and radical change. Thinking fast. Deciding fast. Acting together. These factors literally determine survival in combat. They’re just as important in today’s business arena, too. One of the most impactful speakers on handling change, creating high-performance culture, and leadership, Nicole started hearing from executives organizing conferences that speed and quick decision-making were two vitally important qualities they wanted to instill in their organizations.

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Motivation | Bill Walton | Healthcare | Mental Health

BILL WALTON ON MENTAL HEALTH: DON'T GO IT ALONE

By: Tony D'Amelio
December 22nd, 2021

BILL WALTON is a wonder of modern medical science. He should not be standing, but 39 – yes, you read that right, 39! – orthopedic surgeries have made it possible.   Bill’s physical health problems began in college when an undiagnosed foot abnormality led first to stress fractures and then more serious issues – culminating in a complete collapse of his spine in 2008.

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Bob Woodward

A BIG LIFE LESSON I LEARNED FROM BOB WOODWARD

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 28th, 2021

IT ALL STARTED WITH WATERGATE In the summer of 1973, all eyes were riveted on televised coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. The break-in, which occurred in June of 1972, went largely unnoticed at the time. But soon, thanks to investigative work by Washington Post reporters BOB WOODWARD and Carl Bernstein, troubling details began to emerge. A year later, those hearings were carried live on daytime television, pre-empting regular programming in an era when there were only three television networks – not the TV and streaming landscape of today. This was a very big deal.

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