When I first heard the word “podcast,” it brought to mind an image of a happy green alien zooming around outer space in a little pod-shaped spaceship. As he dodged shooting stars and comets and whipped in circles around the moon, I caught glimpses of Earth far, far away in the distance. Obviously, real-life podcasts have nothing to do with aliens or outer space unless, of course, that’s the topic du jour. But there are [...]
In a time where anybody can portray themselves as anything they want, especially with social media, many of the foundational values we should admire no longer seem to matter. But as we look to the skies to celebrate another year of independence, these lost values should be bright in our eyes like fireworks. The morals and characteristics exhibited by a great leader like George Washington are more important than ever in order to combat the [...]
Leaders are often selected because their CV is loaded with accomplishments, experience and degrees. After all, you want the person in charge to know what they’re doing, right? So why aren’t the most important skills noted on paper? “Soft” skills such as resilience, empathy, courage and authenticity are necessary leadership traits that don’t appear until put to the test. It’s one thing to lead during easy times, but it takes transformational leadership to get your [...]
As a kid, I used to watch the Jetsons and think how cool the future looked. I couldn’t wait to grow up, zip through the sky in my Spacely Space Sprocket, have my chores done by a droid and play with tons of awesome gadgets as part of my important job working from home. We’re now living in the future and I was right. It’s pretty cool. Although it’s not exactly the Jetson life (my [...]
The other day, while I was watching the movie Contagion, I got a call. By the time I hung up, the movie had ended and the news had come on. I watched it for the next twenty minutes, thinking it was still the movie. In that moment it hit me how much our world has drastically changed. Those changes are big and scary. But they aren’t insurmountable. As a leader tasked with supporting and guiding [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.