Monday Morning Mojo

  • 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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  • April 26, 2011

MIT Media Lab Chooses College Dropout

What does it mean when a world-class university that is a globally recognized leader in innovation chooses a director who has not completed his college degree? It means true leadership …

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  • April 25, 2011

The Ripe Conversation

How do ideas spread rapidly? When people pick them up and run with them. What is the vehicle? Conversation. But, these days we have to s-t-r-e-t-c-h our idea of what …

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  • April 18, 2011


Cross your fingers behind your back and you know what you have done even though you cannot see it with your eyes. That’s because of proprioception, the ability to tell …

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  • April 11, 2011

Sustaining Your Advantage

Look in the rearview mirror and what do you see? Where you’ve been! Easy enough, but most people don’t realize this is what they’re seeing when they look at data …

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  • April 4, 2011

Your Golden Shadow

Much has been written about the shadow side of our personalities, the part of ourselves we repress for whatever reason. Perhaps we pushed it down because we judged it to …

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  • March 28, 2011

Collaborative Change Leadership Team

Many people see large-scale change as the execution of a well-formed idea, a clear set of objectives that are carried out through a project. However, change is not that easy. …

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  • March 21, 2011

Helping People of Japan

Friday, March 11, the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history wreaked devastation, registering 8.9 on the Richter scale and hitting the coast of the northern part of the country. Enormous …

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  • March 14, 2011

Why So Few?

From elementary through high school there are just about as many girls as boys taking the math and science courses that could prepare them for college, but women are much …

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  • March 7, 2011

Leadership by Resonance

John Tyndall, the Irish physicist, had a particular genius for making sound visible using mechanical means. He read poetry to observe the distinct flickering of flames in response to the …

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