Choosing acceptance over austerity, sharing your personal story, and responding rapidly takes guts. You need to tap into your “inner marketing guru” to find what’s true.

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 ….

Where do you need to create resilience? How can you recover even faster from adversity in your health, marketing, and among teams?

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.

Our 3rd annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference (CLIC ’17) was a huge success. We focused on helping our participants overcome innovation resistance over the 1 1/2 day confab. Our media partner from MKTGinsight created a nifty  marketing innovation ebook that summarizes each session perfectly.

For example, MKTGinsight’s Ginger Conlon shares how we opened the conference with Leon Logothetis. He challenged attendees to use kindness as inspiration for innovation. “Next time you’re creating a campaign, ask yourself, Will it help more than the bottom line?

In fast-changing markets, companies often get so busy running the business, they fail to understand their customers’s experience and needs.

To help inspire you as you brainstorm your goals, I have assembled some thought-provoking quotes from a wide variety of innovators past and present.

I’m keeping this update upbeat and short…and to give you a moment to just reflect and take a break from holiday fatigue. To just BE.

PEAK is the popular, transformative guide to doing business better, written by a seasoned entrepreneur/CEO who has disrupted his favorite industry twice.

Dorie Clark’s latest book, “Entrepreneurial You,” isn’t just for startups. Her strategies apply to CMOs and marketing leaders. Here are 3 highlights.