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Running at 4 percent

By |2018-02-22T13:51:35+00:00February 22nd, 2018|

A good deal of success is managing conditions so that conditions do not manage us.

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Don’t Treat your Company Like a Museum

By |2017-11-06T22:13:48+00:00November 6th, 2017|

In a podcast interview with Reed Hoffman, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix made the insightful comment that in regards to culture success is less about preserving than it is about improving. Too many leaders worry about preserving culture as if it is some sort of museum piece...

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Safe Spaces that Don’t Feel Safe

By |2018-09-03T11:22:10+00:00November 5th, 2017|

Safe intentions do not always create safety. Nice intentions do not always create a nice environment. Being too safe or too nice can be true a detriment to the organization....and requires vigilence in how we think about people.

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Data before Dogma and the Over-hyped Millennial

By |2017-10-30T01:46:03+00:00October 30th, 2017|

It has become a stale dogma about all the differences with “millennials these days.”  When this comes up in meetings I attend or talks I give, the millennial representatives almost universally roll their eyes. They know (as those older should as well) that the issue of people is messy and complex. ...

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It is Time to be Less Tolerant

By |2018-09-03T11:20:14+00:00October 22nd, 2017|

Today’s political environment brings out the fact that we need to be tolerant of a viewpoints. This should continue and increase. In the world of work, there are lots of areas that would benefit the organization if we were LESS tolerant. Here are several that come to mind:

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The Intentional Intrepid Effect

By |2017-10-08T03:51:48+00:00October 8th, 2017|

A good friend of mine is on a twenty day guided trek through the Himalayas. The ripple effects of great models can include both pressure and permission. One might call it the Intentional Intrepid Effect....

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