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  • September 26, 2011

The Right People

The market is tough. Pursuing growth is on everyone’s mind. Identifying new ways to increase revenue and profit often relies on engaging the right people. They can provide an enormous …

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  • September 19, 2011

Fulcrum for Transformation

Some decisions are permanent. Once you make them, there is no going back.  It can be a little intimidating to consider that there is no undoing what you are about …

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  • September 12, 2011

Getting Business Innovation Right

Innovation is nothing if not successful. If you’ve read the innovation literature, I know you’ve heard about letting your people be creative and maintaining a tolerance for mistakes. You’ve seen …

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  • September 5, 2011

Growth Strategies for a Challenged Economy

What better topic for Labor Day? Let’s talk about job growth. I alone, a one-man shop, employ the following: accountant, bookkeeper, professional assistant, landscaper & his crew, housekeeper & her …

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  • August 29, 2011

Economic Slowdown Is Good for Business

Here in the USA we are facing an economic slowdown with consumer and business attitudes becoming challenging. All of this is likely to result in a reduction in spending. But, …

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  • August 22, 2011

Every Leader should be a Visionary

You probably excel in your work. Most of my readers are exceptional performers. My clients are easily in the top 5% of America’s leaders, running organizations that deliver remarkable value. …

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  • August 1, 2011

Conversations that Create the Future

Humans are unique in that we conceptualize the future and then work together to bring it into existence, consistently breaking barriers, crossing thresholds, and achieving the impossible. In my work …

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  • July 25, 2011

Talking to the Front Line

While writing my bestseller, Getting Change Right, I had a conversation with my former boss, Jim Wolfensohn. Jim  began his work as president of the World Bank with an ambitious …

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  • July 16, 2011

The Soft Stuff is the Hard Stuff

In 1999 I was Communications Manager for a large scale, global initiative at the World Bank. We were gutting over 100 disconnected systems and replacing them with a single real-time …

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  • July 11, 2011

Phase Change

In thermodynamics a phase transition marks the shift from one state to another. As energy in the system increases, the enthalpy, the states move through the progression outlined to the …

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