CMOs are expected to be brand ambassadors and masterful communicators. As you assess your abilities in that area, ask yourself: are you making it easy for people to engage with you—or are you creating confusion?
May 2, 2018
Customer experience mastery—not Martech nor AI—is the new black. Now is the ideal time for marketing leaders to incorporate customer experience mindsets and actions into every facet of their marketing plans and conversations.
These guidelines don’t just apply to billion-dollar behemoths. They work for small and mid-market companies, too. Here is a recap of our private Marketing Leaders of DC session featuring the “godmother” of customer experience, Jeanne Bliss.
May 1, 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned CMO or an aspiring one, you’re probably no stranger to endless conversations related to CMO turnover. A global survey by the Fournaise Marketing Group revealed that 80% of CEOs don’t trust, or are unimpressed with, their CMOs….
April 19, 2018
Ever wonder why some leaders avoid taking risks in their roles, and default to status quo? I have a theory about this. I believe that without strong personal financial confidence, every decision, no matter how small, feels risky. Leaders lose the ability and courage to garner budget commitment and innovate.
I see a clear connection between the tolerance for calculated risk and financial confidence. Here is how my theory evolved.
Last summer, our financial adviser of 13 years changed careers, leaving us with “Gary,” a new broker….
March 13, 2018
Marketers are working in the midst of dramatic business shifts. It’s exciting. And it can be very draining. A few steps forward might be followed by a few steps back. But we can agree that every setback presents an invitation to practice resilience.
By refining our coping skills, recognizing setbacks quickly, and managing our stress levels, we can make the leap from surviving to thriving. I have discovered six strategies that have recently helped me improve resilience and achieve breakthroughs….
March 5, 2018
We invited Netflix star and global adventurer, Leon Logothetis, to launch our annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference (CLIC ’17) because he offers us a much-needed relief in a time of negativity and suffering. Here are highlights from his 3-year kindness journey.
February 16, 2018
I recently joined Steve Caldwell on his podcast, Manager Mojo. We focused on how marketers can design a new future for customers and teams, and where they get stuck. My basic message: it’s not about doing more; it’s about being more. And that requires us to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and conscious behavior.
Intentionality is key–yet too many marketers fail to design their own future. Listen in to our conversation here ….
February 1, 2018
I always enjoy recording podcast interviews, but speaking with Dr. Diane Hamilton on her podcast (which focuses on highly successful professionals) was especially worthwhile. She really did her homework and prepared some great topics for our discussion.