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  • July 4, 2011


The keystone is a wedge-shaped stone at the very top of an arch. It was the last piece to be placed in the construction and completes the curved structure. The …

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  • June 27, 2011


It takes a lot of hard work to hit the bullseye, doesn’t it? Seemingly endless preparation. Grit. Practice. Maturity. Talent (talent? how did that get in there? Does talent take …

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  • June 20, 2011

Communication Under Pressure

Pressure can come from a variety of sources both planned (meeting with VIP stakeholder), and unplanned (natural or manmade disaster). For leaders, high-stress situations are inevitable. Many rise to the …

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  • June 13, 2011

The Greatest Positive Impact

Harvard Business School professor John Kotter is a world-class authority on change leadership, perhaps best known for his eight-step model for leading successful change. His vision is, Millions Leading, Billions …

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  • June 6, 2011

Recipe for Innovation & Uptake

The only way to have a new idea catch fire is to introduce it into the world in ways that enable as many people as possible to begin using it …

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  • May 30, 2011

When on Fire, Practice Judo!

Philip Anschutz, the American businessman with an estimated net worth of $7 billion, started in the oil business drilling his own wells. His first efforts in the 60s were unsuccessful, …

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  • May 23, 2011

Competitive Intelligence

Things are changing so fast today there are three worlds in simultaneous transition: 1. Your organization’s world Market conditions shift constantly and sometimes dramatically. Revenue streams and profit margins sometimes …

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  • May 16, 2011

Revolutionizing the World of Work

Here in Washington, DC, just two blocks north of the White House I co-hosted a two-day workshop with Steve Denning last Thursday and Friday, Revolutionizing the World of Work. The …

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  • May 8, 2011

All Aboard!

Why does the conductor yell, “All aboard?” Because it doesn’t really matter where the train is going if the passengers are not on the train! Are you doing what it …

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  • May 2, 2011

Accelerating Buy In and Participation

There are many ways to get people involved besides coercion, putting someone in a tight spot, or otherwise using negative reinforcement. The most powerful kind of participation is that which …

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