Blog

  • Jul 8 2019
    We grow from all experiences – even challenging ones

    By Brian DeLucia All we hear about today is experiences. Although we all prioritize positive experiences, we have a lot more negative or challenging experiences. How we emerge from them is what separates ordinary people from the elite performers. These negative experiences are tremendous learning opportunities for the elite. We learn, adapt, and adjust.   We  Read more ➝

  • Jul 8 2019
    New Trade Policies Need to Create Broader Participation

    By Brian DeLucia We are within interesting times where we see so many technological advances – especially through Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Agriculture.   At the center of this are the trade wars and inequality.  We have to play the long game instead of continuously patch working and mis-mashing parts that do not fit. We are  Read more ➝

  • Jul 8 2019
    Real World Perspectives of Employment Numbers

    By Brian DeLucia We continue to hear how amazing the economy is doing. It is doing well for a small amount of people, but the majority of people I communicate with are struggling.  The average American worker who is working 40 works a week does not earn a wage that covers normal living expenses today  Read more ➝

  • Jul 6 2019
    Understand the real numbers with Valuations

    By Brian DeLucia This is a helpful read on why transactions tend to fall apart when there is mis-alignment on valuations. The most common challenge we see is sellers with unrealistic pricing expectation to what the current market activity has been. There is nothing worse than running across transactions that sit on the vine too  Read more ➝

  • Jul 5 2019
    Shaping Your Identity Beyond One Mentor

    By Brian DeLucia The best of us do not rely on one mentor for their overall development. I believe we need to identify people who have attributes we like and find ways to emulate those people. You could have 4 or 5 mentors that you draw different traits from.  This includes how someone carries themselves,  Read more ➝

  • Jul 4 2019
    Talent is just a Paycheck, Culture Builds The Legacy

    By Brian DeLucia We see this in sports all the time and I believe it is why only a small number of organizations continue to win consistently. It is how you deal with toxic people within your organization. If you have elite talent, some organizations will give you a longer leash.   But those organizations often  Read more ➝

  • Jul 4 2019
    The Disconnect on Outdated Metrics

    By Brian DeLucia Whether you are a President, Political Leader, or CEO of a company, the biggest disconnect is the disconnect itself. As leaders, we have to connected to the people and the marketplace.  We rely too much on metrics that are outdated or do not account for the emotional or contextual intelligence within. Let’s  Read more ➝

  • Jul 4 2019
    The ROI on Human Dignity

    By Brian DeLucia We often look at solely the economics to determine our returns in business. I believe we often miss out by dismissing the human element.   Over the long-term, treating people with dignity generates a good ROI. Showing you care is something all leaders need to prioritize.   That is a culture we can all  Read more ➝

  • Jul 4 2019
    Leadership is Service not Dictation

    By Brian DeLucia Whether we are a CEO or any other leadership position…we work for someone else.  We work for the team we serve and we work for our consumers we serve as well. 90% of us unfortunately think the opposite. We do not dictate as a leader. We just simply find the best ways  Read more ➝

  • Jul 4 2019
    Projected Declines in the University Education Model

    By Brian DeLucia It will be interesting to see what the university landscape looks like 10 years from now. The amount of student debt is unsustainable.   When students are leaving college with debt levels at $250,000 – this is very troubling when they are not securing high paying jobs or have limited spending power due  Read more ➝