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The Guy in the Hat

I may have a problem. Sixty high-quality hats and counting. I’m not sure when a collection becomes a vice. And I’m not asking. Panama, fedora, trilby, cowboy, porkpie, top hat, fisherman, and sombrero. Leather, wool, felt, rabbit fur, or straw, and every color – even purple.

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What’s Coming Up in 2019?

What’s coming up in 2019? Building Trust has big plans for the coming year and look forward to having you be a part of it! Check it out Monthly BTE Our flagship training workshop known as the Building Trust Experience (BTE) continues to grow in popularity! So in 2019 we’ll be offering this 2-day program every month of the year.

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Building Trust Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

10 Years Old It is an exciting year with many changes! I’ve been so busy writing my next book, teaching, and speaking that blogging seems to have taken a back seat lately. Thankfully, Carrie Guenther, our new Trust Ambassador, is seeing to it that I remain on task better than ever before.

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Building Trust Welcomes New Team Member

Please help us welcome Carrie Guenther to the Building Trust family.  Here are a few words of introduction from Carrie I am happy to now be a part of the Building Trust Family. This new role is an exciting challenge as I look forward to connecting with the community and help grow and expand Building Trust!

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Messy but True Story of a Healthy Culture

True story. A healthy culture doesn’t mean we don’t get sick; it means we heal quickly. The question addressed in this post is not whether your culture will face headwinds and challenges but what happens when it does. We got sick one day at RBB recently. And yes, I got permission from those involved to tell this tale.

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6 Thoughts for Chief Execs Preparing to Hand Things Over    

Back in May at the Small Giants Summit in Detroit I gave a talk on practical ideas on making the hand-off from one chief executive to the next. In my last blog post I focused on the next-generation side of the equation. This time I’m speaking mostly to company founders, business owners, or other head honchos who are handing their baby.

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Featured on the “Growing With Purpose” Podcast 

This summer, I was honored to be interviewed by author, leader and Small Giants Community founder, Paul Spiegelman on the Growing With Purpose podcast. Paul’s excellent podcast profiles leaders at a personal level about how and why they lead as they do. By weaving together moments from my book.

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6 Recommendations for Next-Generation Successors

I recently gave a short talk on leadership transitions—in particular, the handoff from one chief executive to the next—at the Small Giants Summit in Detroit. Since joining RBB in 2000, I’ve been on both sides of this coin. I offered a number of hard-won, personal lessons to this enlightened audience of business founders, owners, CEOs, and up-and-comers.

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